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Hoi, ik ben Iljitsch van Beijnum. Dit zijn al mijn posts die niet werk-gerelateerd zijn.

Happy 2020!

Fireworks is still best in slow motion.

Permalink - posted 2020-01-01 - 🇳🇱 Nederlandse versie

Kerst!

Image link - posted 2019-12-25

Fun with fonts!

After many years of using Century Gothic and its clone URW Gothic Book for my website muada.com, I felt it was time to reconsider that choice. So I went font hunting!

Over the course of my hunting expedition, found a nice new font, Muli, and I created a page that lets you compare different fonts and their weights interactively. Have a look.

Permalink - posted 2019-12-12

After sunset

Image link - posted 2019-12-04

→ America is not the land of the free but one of monopolies so predatory they imperil the nation

Excellent piece by Observer/Guardian columnist Will Hutton based on the work of economist Thomas Philippon:

The news is that over the last 20 years per capita EU incomes have grown by 25% while the US’s have grown 21%

And:

The US economy is becoming increasingly harmed by ever less competition, with fewer and fewer companies dominating sector after sector – from airlines to mobile phones.

Because:

But why has this happened now? Philippon has a deadly answer. A US political campaign costs 50 times more than one in Europe in terms of money spent for every vote cast. [...] Corporations want a return on their money, and the payback is protection from any kind of regulation, investigation or anti-monopoly policy that might strike at their ever-growing market power.

A real eye-opener.

Permalink - posted 2019-12-02

Airpods Pro

It's insane. I already spent nearly 800 euros on bluetooth headphones this year. And then Apple released the Airpods Pro, costing € 279 here in the Netherlands. And I couldn't help myself and bought a pair. So let's see how they compare...

Full article / permalink - posted 2019-11-26

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