Weblog and personal website by Joachim van de Haterd, geek, runner, motorcyclist, father and professional know-it-all.

Der Joachim

Geek, runner, motorcyclist, father, professional know-it-all.

Aaaannnndddd... We're Back

Dear reader. I'm back. Somewhere back in 2012, I became bored, wanted to refactor, did some tinkering, lost track of time, became a father and BAM! It's August 2014.

The Linux Desktop

Currently, there is a raging discussion in the Linux community on the death of the Linux Desktop and who is to blame for it. For years, people have been claiming that the Linux desktop was going to get its breaktrough, but that promise never quite went true.

Internet Explorer Tax

An Australian retailer has started charging users of Internet Explorer 7, since it costs too much to keep supporting said browser. The user can install a decent browser, thus avoiding the IE7 tax on the spot. Is this a good thing or not?

No respect for IT skills

Earlier this week, our minister of internal affairs launched one of her 'brain'-farts. Students were to be invited to try to hack government servers and applications. Free of charge. Sadly, this attitude towards IT skills as something that I encounter daily.

On kludging with clutches

I do my own stunts. That goes for both my driving and the way I keep my bike in a ridable shape. Recently though, I was almost forced to have a professional dismantle a large part of my bike. The reason? Bad clutch design.

A runner's ramble

This is a gist of several ramblings that I intended to post on my blog, but never did. The reason is simple: these ramblings pop up into my head during long runs. When I get home, the moment is gone.