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Author: Rowan Rodrik

http://www.payformystay.com/

My day job is at YTEC, where I build tailor-made software (“maatwerk software“) for clients in logistics, healthcare and printing.

I like my day job, but I would like it even more to not have (and need!) a day job, which is why I built payformystay.com, an index of job offers for people looking for temporary work abroad. We feature job offers in many countries. Whether you want to polish your Spanish by working in Costa Rica or working in Honduras, or whether you rather go grape picking in France, we may have wat you’re looking for.

Automatic resizing of an HTML <textarea> element

Today, while improving the Rails GUI for the Sicirec database, I was struck once again by how annoyingly small <textarea>s can be when having the user type lots of text. Read More »

Using an outgoing SSH tunnel from behind a NAT for incoming VNC

Laurelin is working as an Au Pair for a Greek family in—where else than Greece. Her hostess has arranged for an Internet connection through Vivodi Telecom to allow Laurelin to maintain some form of contact with her friends and family at home. Read More »

Using the standard HTML link colors

Occasionally, I have to foray into web design. From the look of this blog you can deduce that I'm not really into the design part of web design. First and foremostly this is because I suck at graphics and colors. But another reason is that I assume that people visit my blog to read some text and not to look at the fancy graphical borders and background of that text. Read More »

Unique constraints and indexes in PostgreSQL

This afternoon, I had to add a unique index for some table in the Sicirec PostgreSQL database. I had already assumed that I needed to use CREATE UNIQUE INDEX to create my new unique index until I noticed, thanks to pgAdmin's clear GUI, that some tables clearly had unique constraints and unique indexes while one table lacked a unique constraint and only had an unique index defined. Read More »

Meditating with Iris for the first time

Yesterday evening, I met with Iris for a Transcendental Meditation (TM) session at her mother's. Today, this night, I'm still shaken up by the experience. Read More »

First post!

A blog, or weblog, is a website which is regularly updated with new entries. These entries usually appear in reverse chronological order. If they appear at all. Read More »

Rowan Rodrik van der Molen

About the author. Read More »

Wiebe Hedde Cazemier

If you're into Open Source software, 3D modeling or Do It Yourself audio, you may already know Wiebe under his on-line alias, Halfgaar. Personally, I've known him since I was 10 and he was 9. These days he's still a very good friend, and even a colleague. Read More »

Jorrit Jorik van der Molen

Jorrit is a boy, the only other boy among my five siblings. He is the oldest son of our parents, and big brother to everyone except Arwen. Of the six of us, he's easily the most intelligent. Read More »

Laurelin Lucinda van der Molen

Of my two younger sisters, Laurelin is the youngest. She disrupted the steady trend of the two years interval between all her five older siblings by being born three instead of two years after Myrna, in 1987. Read More »