∞ Voor de thuisblijvers

A nice hit to enter the weekend (Dutch)…

Which is of course a straight ripoff from the Supermen Lovers’ classic ‘Starlight’.

Double the fun!



As an information addict, you want to have control over your own news. On the other hand, you want to be surprised. So it’s important to have a ‘healthy’ media diet, with predictable sources and curators who surprise you. My solution? RSS, with a lot of content collectors among my subscriptions. Below are my favorite sources. If you read all of them, you’ll find most of what I link to yourself! The list may be updated…

Tech news/Apple

Daring Fireball: John Gruber has been dishing out intelligent commentary on tech as a whole and Apple in particular since the beginning of the millennium.
MacStories: iOS, Mac and shortcuts from the master.
Six Colors: Jason Snell is a journalist turned indie blogger.
Stratechery: Insightful, theoretical observations on the big players in tech and beyond.
The Verge: High-quality tech reporting.
The Wirecutter: Like the Consumentenbond, except I usually agree with their conclusions.
Tweakers: Best (only?) Dutch tech site. Great forum as well.

General news/background

De Correspondent: Beyond the daily news (Dutch, paywall).
The Correspondent: See above (English, paywall).
DUIC: De Utrechtse Internet Courant: The online Utrecht newspaper (Dutch).


Colossal: Art, inspiration, beauty. Often surprising.
FiveThirtyEight » Features | FiveThirtyEight: Data, visualizations, predictions.
FlowingData: All about the visualization of data: creative communication. Always a surprising source of inspiration.
Learning By Shipping: Steven Sinofsky’s Tweetstorms end up here.
Seth’s Blog: The demi-god of marketing (Seth Godin) has been blogging daily for a loooong time.


Fokke & Sukke: These two birds have been going at it for decades. I just love how Randall Munroe’s mind works.
De Speld: Dutch satire to trigger the mind. Does get repetitive.


Agile Blog: If there’s news about 1Password, I need to know.
ATP World Tour: Did you know you can get all the news about men’s professional tennis?
DuurzaamBedrijfsleven: Sustainability news in Dutch.
Without bullshit: On better non-fiction writing.
Digging the Digital: The ramblings of Frank Meeuwsen. Scripts, software, ADHD.

Anything I’m missing? Let me know!

My media diet – Spring 2019


I saw this first on, and I think it’s a great idea. I ‘consume’ a lot of media, so I thought I’d share some of it. If you have any recommendations, get in touch! I’m always looking for new books, sites and podcasts to devour. Oh, and since this is the first time I do this, it’s not all recent.

All the titles are hyperlinks.


I’ll list some podcasts, and sometimes highlight an episode. You know what a podcast is, right? I listen with Overcast.

Accidental Tech Podcast

If you listen to one podcast about Apple and surrounding technologies, this might be the best.

99% Invisible

All about design. Especially listen to the episode about Usonia, about the $5.000 house built by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Rudi en Freddie show (Dutch)

De/The Correspondent is an independent journalism platform in the Netherlands. They are about everything except ‘news of the day’. They also publish multiple podcasts, and this is my favorite. Favorite episode:Hoe de mens de baas op aarde werd, about evolution, and how we fucked our way into being kind to each other.

30 Animals that made us Smarter

Are you into biomimicry, but never know how to explain it? This series by the BBC will give you ample examples.


I listened to all of these as audiobooks. On paper, your mileage may vary.

Paradox Bound – Peter Clines

Nice premise, nice narration, nice story, not too exciting.

Creative Selection – Ken Kocienda

How the process works at Apple, told by a former employee who worked on the original iPhone keyboard.

Artemis – Andy Weir

You know about The Martian, right? This is the next book from it’s writer, and it takes place on… the moon! Once again, witty, technical and full of dry humor.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North

Claire North is one of my favorite authors. In her books, she takes a premise and uses that as the basis for her story. In this case: what would happen if reincarnation was a thing, but you always reincarnated as yourself? Fascinating thought experiment.


The Fabulous Mrs. Maisel

Humor, heart, and a sprinkling of Kevin Pollak. What more could you want?


U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) goes after hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod Damien Lewis. Great actors, great acting, terrible acts.

The Handmaid’s Tale

You probably know this, right? Right?!

The Night Manager

Best show I’ve watched the last few years. Hugh Laurie (House), takes on Tom Hiddleston (Loki in the Marvel Universe). Biggest fault: only one season. Greatest asset: only one season!


Spiderman – Into the Spider-Verse

Go watch this! Best-looking movie of 2018.

A headshot of Marnix


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