Hello I'm Niels

I'm a front-end developer of accessible user interfaces from Leiden, the Netherlands. I currently work in a product team where we create software for mental health providers. I'm a metal, loud and alternative music connoisseur. This is my personal website where I share notes, ideas, thoughts and links.

  1. The Ocean live in De Helling, Utrecht

    Four members of The Ocean live on stage

  2. DuckDuckGo Microsoft privacy trackers

    I'm kind of bummed out by the findings of privacy researcher Zach Edwards, who found out DuckDuckGo's 'privacy friendly' browsers whitelists trackers from advertising partner Microsoft. Sure, when something is free, you are the product. But that's usually scribbled somewhere in the privacy policy. This feels like DuckDuckGo pretty much lies about the privacy features of its products.

  3. Orville Peck - Bronco

    Usually I don't really care for country music, but Orville Peck recently surprised me with his new album Bronco. It's not your typical country. I hear rock, gothic and pop influences. The excellent songwriting is really the highlight here. Almost all of the songs are good to great. Catchy, layered with a clear production. This is album of the year material.

  4. Webmentions Eleventy Tutorial

    Is this still the most up-to-date guide on how to use #Webmentions with #Eleventy?

  5. Tired of Netflix