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Hi, I'm Iljitsch van Beijnum, writer, freelance network engineer and PhD student. I'm from The Hague. Some of the blog posts here are in Dutch, others are in English. See for just work-related posts.

Bluetooth earbuds: Jaybird Bluebuds X

With the impending arrival of the Apple Watch, it's time to start looking for some new bluetooth headphones/earbuds...

Full article / permalink - posted 2014-10-14

Apple Watch speculation

Almost two years ago, I speculated about what an iWatch might be like. So let's see how well I did. And then speculate some more about the things we still don't know.

Full article / permalink - posted 2014-10-07

We have a very handsome water tower in The Hague

We have a very handsome water tower in The Hague

Image link - posted 2014-10-02

Creating an iPhone-optimized version of this site

I've been pretty happy with the redesign of this website that I did last year. It's clean but still has some character. I kept the width of the text to 540 pixels because long lines are hard to read, and the text size is a bit larger than average. Still, on the iPhone the site looks tiny...

Full article / permalink - posted 2014-10-01

→ Dark Mode As IOS Accessibility Feature

One more reason to dislike all the whiteness in Apple's recent versions of their operating systems.

I do like that the night mode in the iOS 8 iBooks can now come on automatically in low light. I remember Marco Arment talking about how developers didn't have access to the light sensor to make this happen. I hope that's changed.

Read the article - posted 2014-09-25

I for one welcome our new NFC payment overlords

So next month American iPhone 6 and 6+ users can start paying wirelessly. That's pretty cool. However, in many parts of the world you don't need to buy an expensive new phone to get that ability. Let me explain how all of this works here in the Netherlands.

Full article / permalink - posted 2014-09-24

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