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What a news! You read it, many moments AFTER you just discovered it all by yourselves! WOAH!
Lots of changes this past month.

Including the message of my hosting provider, that all prices were rising and i don't know if it is a coincedence, but my uitkering is not, so i have to squeeze everything in one website.

Now 'gratistekening' (freedrawing) already was about to expire, so i decided to give it a small project page here (you can still order drawings!), and so also other projects i am currently (or: still) working on, get their own special page(s). So is Groeten uit Klotestad, it will change and move. It is still in the making, so expect things to disappear, or whisper from behind the couch.

The website's design i made in 2006, but never used it for a live site. So now is the time, it's oldskool and flat and powdery, and i like it.

About the accessibility of this site: the language is mainly English, but sometimes i prefer to write in my native (Dutch) language, as i do for Groeten uit Klotestad, and most of my poetry and stories. Sometimes i translate those into English, so it's a bit of a bilingual mess, but i did not want to make a separate Dutch part. If you don't understand something, you can always ask, just send me an email.
One exception though: the GratisTekening Department is both in Dutch and English! What a tremendous service!
Also i will add as many as ALT descriptions of images as possible. But for some pages it is not possible; i just cannot add a 1000 descriptions all by myself, and for some of the special project pages i don't know yet how it'll work out.

For several years i hated the algorhytms in Twitter and Instagram, so when this very rich dude wanted to buy the birdsite and finally did buy it, it was the ultimate moment to leave. I had already left Facebook 2? years ago, and Linkedin also really annoyed me more and more, so left that behind me as well. Instagram... ah yes, it hurts. But lots of people that followed me, were only interested in their own selfs, never liked anything nor connected with me, so fuck that. Twitter was almost the same. Only a few people interacted, out of 760 or so that supposedly followed me. Because of the algorhythms, yes, but my guess is it was also all about the more likes, the more attention etcetera, instead of real connections. It did not feel right anymore, as it did years ago.

So bye to all, and welcome to new all at Mastodon. I love the federated way of connecting, no algorhymes nor advertisers. However, ofcourse, it is not the Walhalla. People are still people.

But i think the way social media is organised, is important and we should be aware of that. People change their behaviours, according how they are being pushed into some system of attention and rewards. It should not be this way, so that's why i left. I hope to see you all somewhere in the Fediverse!

And yeah, fuck that horribley rich dude.

A photo of some office rubbish on a concrete pavement, with a piece of weathered wood aside.

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