Hi, my name is Bouke van der Bijl. I’m a programmer and endlessly curious about the world. On this website I sometimes post about things I’m doing or something that’s on my mind.
In the past I worked at Cheddar Payments, Shopify and DigitalOcean. Right now I’m a Robotics Software Engineer at Terraform.
I really enjoy reading and keep track of everything I’m reading, if you have any book suggestions then please send them my way.
These are the categories of books I especially enjoy:
- Books that try to explain the whole world through a single thing e.g. Energy and Civilization, Salt: A World History.
- Science Fiction, favorite series: Three-Body Problem.
- Books about criminals, especially if it’s financial or online crime. I like American Kingpin and The Mastermind.
I have three apps on the iOS App Store:
- WidgetPack allows you to make your own iOS widgets using Shortcuts.
- GizmoPack which adds power user functionality to the to the Shortcuts app. I blogged about creating this app.
- HTTPS4All which is a port of HTTPS Everywhere for iOS.
I created a spaced repetition bot for Telegram, which I blogged about as well.
You can follow me on Twitter at @BvdBijl and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.