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Book genres for school

Recently, I attended a discussion about reading in school. Specifically, it was about what book types or genres should be offered to get teenagers to read more. We discussed fantasy, sci-fi, young adult, and non-fiction. In my opinion, fantasy and sci-fi, as well as young adult books, are most stimulating for teenagers. To explain why, I want to look at what kinds of movies and series teenagers watch. Because I think reading and watching Netflix/TV are very similar. Read more

Our school system is broken

A lot of students people don’t like school. I always found this strange, but I’m beginning to join that group as well. Why? School just doesn’t satisfy me anymore. I really like learning, that’s not the problem. It’s just that the way our school system currently works just isn’t enjoyable anymore. Don’t get me wrong, the school system is important and it works. Education is important, and I think the school system does a lot of things right. Read more #school

History of my site

History of my site How my site was built This site is my little gem. I launched it in 2017 and I have been improving and maintaining it ever since. I sometimes call it my personal playground. It is my little corner of the web, a place where I have full creative freedom over my own content. And I love it. This page provides an insight into the development and design process of building this beauty. Read more

Show XYZ: neopub

This description from the IndieWeb wiki describes best what neopub is1. I built neopub as because I wanted to have a micropub endpoint to be able to like stuff in monocle, post from and because I like doing hard things. neopub is a blogging software developed by RobinBoers. It runs and is written in PHP. It has a built-in micropub endpoint and sends webmentions. neopub is inspired by neofeed, publog and aaronparecki. Read more

Going IndieWeb

I recently moved this blog and its big dutch brother to my own site. I did this because I wanted to be in control of my content (and more importantly, its URL) and because I like to do hard stuff I guess. This blog is now hosted as a git repository over on GitHub, which means I can use version control. I can also host it using GitHub pages and deploy it using GitHub actions, which is pretty neat. Read more

A phoneless month.

February was a special month for me. I had challenged myself to put away my phone for an entire month. In this post, I’d like to share my experience. But, why would I want to do this? I found myself glued to my phone a lot lately. At home, when I woke up, in the evening, at school, and even on the toilet. In addition, I also noticed it was annoying me everyone expects you to always be available. Read more

Distros DO NOT matter. Get over it.

I have been asked many times “what is the best distro for gamers” or “which linux distro should I pick”. There is this huge misconception in people’s minds that some Linux distros are better than others, that they have to pick the right one. The truth is, all distros are fundamentally the same. There is no such thing as ’the best Linux distro'. Most Linux beginners download a lot of ISO images and judge the distros on their look, preinstalled apps, and desktop environment. Read more

Plans and projects for 2022

Just like last year I’m writing about my goals and projects I want to complete this year. But first, how did I do last year? Well, in this post I wrote about my progress in 2021. Quick recap: I wanted to learn Express (servers) I wanted to build GTK+ apps I wanted to learn React to build mobile apps with React Native I wanted to create 3D games and prototypes using Three. Read more

Hi, I'm that Crazy Webdev!

Hi! My name is Robin. I’m an enthusiastic developer from the Netherlands. I’m also the creator of Nindo, and this is my third blog. For dutch people, I also have a blog over here: Webdevelopment-En-Meer. If you want to know more about me, check my personal website. And for English readers, I also have a second blog where I post about solutions for stupid problems, creatively titled, Stupid Codes. Enough about me, what’s this new blog all about? Read more