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Baby on the Beach

I just went through the wonderful experience of going on holiday. It’s been quite a while since I’ve last gone and this time I had the added challenge of bringing along my 4 and a half month old daughter. Luckily my best friend and his wife were also going, so at least- in his words- […]

Annabelle Smiling

My Daughter – First Quarter Report

My little girl is growing so fast. It’s amazing how so many of her clothes don’t fit anymore. This makes me quite wary of buying outfits for her, even though I’d really like for her to have some cool heavy metal band shirts. This is exactly why you need to have friends who also have […]

100 Schools Crew

Building Schools in Myanmar (Burma)

For the past couple of years I have been working with a gentleman who spends his time raising money to build schools for rural area villages in Myanmar (also known as Burma). I haven’t actually been to any of those villages or visited any of these schools, but I support this project and hereby give […]

Dumb Social Media

Social Media and the next Generation

Let’s say, just for the sake of this discussion, that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be around for another couple of decades. Let them survive with all the content they’ve amassed for long enough for our kids to grow up so they can browse back dozens of years. Imagine a child at, let’s say, 16 […]

Baby Annabelle

Being a Dad

On May 20th, 2015, my brother became an uncle, my sister became an aunt, my parents became grandparents, my wife became a mother and I became a father. People say that having a child is an amazing feeling, but I realized on that day, that is something you can’t describe. It’s a feeling that you […]

Code Snippets for Search Engine Optimization - SEO

SEO Cheatsheet

When building websites, there are little things you can do to make your website appear better to search engines and social networks. Here is a list of a bunch of those things; little snippets of code. I will try to keep this page updated with new things that I learn, and from suggestions in the […]

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Old Ramblings Highlights

I keep saying that I’m putting the old Ramblings (from RalphvandenBerg.com) behind me, but as a proper goodbye I just want to highlight some of my favorite posts. In no particular order, but probably in chronological order, here are some Ramblings that I believe made for good reading entertainment. Going 100,000 km/h Backwards November 2007 […]

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A Brand New Blog

Here we are then. I’ve finally gone and done what I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I’m ditching the Ramblings and now I’ll be blogging here instead. It wasn’t an easy decision. The good old Ramblings have been a part of my online life for many years, but as time passed more […]