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 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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Why did this IT specialist switch from Symbaloo to start.me?

Why did this IT specialist switch from Symbaloo to start.me?

With over 2 million users a month start.me has recently become the biggest player in the world of personal startpages. This is no accident, of course: we offer a great many wonderful features that many of our users find interesting and useful. This time we’ve asked Marcel Pronk about the smart ways he uses start.me…

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What Google doesn’t want you to know: the truth about startpages

What Google doesn’t want you to know: the truth about startpages

There’s something magical about the internet. When it all started for the public, back in 1996, we might not have realized it fully. But now it’s very clear: humankind is connected like never before. What we photograph, film or write can be shared instantly, all over the globe. No friends or acquaintances have to disappear from…

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And the winning number is…

And the winning number is…

Assorted tales of an information hoarder. Numbers have invaded our lives. Everywhere they determine the most important and valuable aspects of our lives. Just think about it. Our identity is a string of numbers on our passport. We get in touch with our loved ones by telephone, using another series. And then there’s the number of our…

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Binders galore

Binders galore

Assorted tales of an information hoarder. The first time I decided it would be a good idea to organize my life, I didn’t know anything about bookmark managers. In fact, they didn’t even exist, back then. I suppose there was no Internet available yet, not for non-techies like me. But there were those sturdy binders…

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