Author: Stefan van Dierendonck

For many years Stefan has been active as a blogger, building and maintaining his own and other websites. He is also the author of two well received novels. Wherever possible he tries to combine modern technology with literary or at least pleasantly legible content.
How to add attractive colors to your homepage

How to add attractive colors to your homepage

As Google managed to monopolize the Internet, it also locked us in a dull white screen with only their primary-colored logo to provide some relief. Simple, but boring. And a prime example of sensory deprived advertising. Smart! Now we’ve established this charming little fact, we propose an alternative: why not break free from the behemoth…

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How to quickly add multiple bookmarks to your startpage

How to quickly add multiple bookmarks to your startpage

One of the great things about your own personalized startpage (like start.me) is the possibility to save any page. Quickly, easily and safely. But did you know you can add multiple bookmarks at once? With other bookmark solutions, like the ones you get with modern browsers, this is simply not possible. Your browser wants you…

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A simple hack boosts this musician on his way to fame

A simple hack boosts this musician on his way to fame

How many musicians are there in the United States? It’s a question we couldn’t help asking ourselves when we first met artist Johnson Slinger*. He’s an imposing self-taught guitar player. His voice bears a remarkable grunt, not unlike Tom Waits or Bob Dylan, but that won’t hold him back. He performs his authentic tunes, just…

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Boost your productivity by using these simple widgets

Boost your productivity by using these simple widgets

Who wouldn’t want to raise their productivity? I know many of them, frankly. In our country, it’s been rumored about anyone working for the government, local or not: “That’s where the lazy people work.” They were the smart ones, who didn’t walk any faster than they had to. They urged and eventually trained their younger…

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Want to be safe online? Just install more browsers!

Want to be safe online? Just install more browsers!

The numbers are clear: almost 60% of internet users prefer Google Chrome as their browser. As usual, Google is leading the pack, trailed by other crowd favorites like Safari, Firefox, and Edge. There’s only one problem with this statistic: the fact that we can’t tell how many browsers people actually use. We might have more than…

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How I long for a more simple life

How I long for a more simple life

Assorted tales of an information hoarder. This time he rambles on about a more simple life. As much as I love my digital and well-connected lifestyle, sometimes I really long for something different. Back to nature. Leave it all behind and start appreciating the sun again. Rain on my cheeks. Fresh air on my skin.…

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Helpful tips from a real estate investor in The Hague

Helpful tips from a real estate investor in The Hague

Among all our start.me users, we’ve found one real estate investor, who swears by using our product to stay ahead of the competition. His primary area of interest is The Hague (The Netherlands), the seat of government and home to most foreign embassies in the country. It also boasts around 150 international organizations, including the International…

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