• Half a year later

    Here we are half a year later and I didn’t write any blog posts. Even the first one wasn’t really a blog post and more like a hello world.

    Writing this one was also met with some resistance. I had hoped I could’ve just copied the bit of code in my readme paste it in the terminal and be on my way but sadly this was not the case. All of a sudden the variable $PWD gave back my path with a ;C concatenated onto it. Who knows why this is the case and I don’t feel like finding out.

    You know this is often my problem. I want to do something simple like write a blog post but first I have to go through all this other shit which needs to be solved before I can actually do what I intended to do.

    I’m not sure if just writing down my thoughts is interesting but I’m going to do it anyway because I feel like the only way to get to know how to write a better blog is by doing it. This goes for most things really. For example the best way to learn how to program something is to actually make something and looking up the answers as you go. Just watching tutorials has done very little for me. I mean it’s nice and relaxing but it doesn’t actually stick. Same goes for cooking you can watch tutorials or read recipes all day but until you start doing it you won’t really have learned anything.

    Enough about me let’s try to talk about an interesting subject. Like… I don’t know. My god it’s hard to come up with something. Maybe optimistic nihilism or science fiction books.

    In my own words I would describe optimistic nihilism as: “Because anything we do doesn’t really effect the universe in any meaningful way we get to invent what is meaningful and act accordingly”. This is a comforting thought for me because I’m often thinking about if the things I’m doing really are the things I should be doing. But knowing this I can just do what makes me happy and I’ll have nothing to worry about. If you would like to know more check out this video and blog post.

    The last paragraph took way too much brain power maybe I’ll write about science fiction books another time.

  • A humble beginning

    Hi there! This is my first blog post. I’ll try to write a little bit about myself and the things I’m interested in.

    Let’s start with a little bit about myself. My name is Jurgen. I’m currently 24 years old and I work as a web developer for a small company called 7Lab. In my free time I like to solve escape rooms with my friends, play games on the couch with them, read a book, listen to music or go for a run.

    I’m social but I really like my alone time too. A whole day of talking with other people can be really tiring for me.

    With this blog I hope to write my thoughts down and maybe write some tutorials about web development or other technical problems. I’m thinking about writing a post on how to set up github pages on a windows machine because the tutorial didn’t work for me out of the box.