About the voice-over for my website intro

When I started working on the intro for my new website in late 2015 I knew I would eventually want some voice-over to go along with the titles appearing on screen. Read more »

An explanation for my website intro

There’s a lot of thinking that went into the creation of the intro sequence that I have on the homepage of my new website. Read more »

My new website went live

Yesterday I launched a brand new design for my main website at kareldonk.com. It was long overdue considering that the previous design was launched all the way back in May of 2011. Read more »

Persuasion, Influencing and Selling are Mind Manipulation

Mind manipulation is deeply ingrained in our societies around the world as a result of thousands of years of deliberate effort and policy. Read more »

Convincing C programmers to switch to C++; A look at human thinking behavior

A few days ago I watched a CppCon 2016 presentation by Dan Saks titled “extern c: Talking to C Programmers about C++” and was pleasantly surprised by the information and insights he shared. Read more »

What we’ve learned from Tay, Microsoft’s Chatbot

Microsoft Research launched a chatbot on Twitter called Tay on the 25th of March 2016 and had to take it down just two days after that because the AI (artificial intelligence) behind the chatbot had become very offensive. Read more »

Creativity, innovation and making mistakes

I came across a very good article written by Espen Brunborg titled “Is the Internet killing creativity?” Brunborg touches upon a number of interesting subjects, and I especially liked the following bit towards the end: But remember ... Read more »

Hello from HTTPS, thanks to Let’s Encrypt

I spent the past weekend implementing HTTPS for my main websites, including this blog, and am glad to report that everything seems to have gone well. Read more »

Be a Responsible Client

People are always on the lookout for bargains. Everyone wants to spend as little money as possible while getting as much as possible in return. After all, the more money you save, the more you can do with the same budget. Read more »

Preview WMF and EMF images in Windows File Explorer

A few weeks ago I was browsing through some old clip art folders containing Windows Meta File (WMF) images and noticed that I couldn’t view thumbnails for these images in Windows File Explorer. Read more »
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