The Gaming Skill Set, or How Computer Games Prepared Me For Working Life

Computer games don't have a good reputation in large parts of society. They are made responsible for crazy people running amok, kids' bad performance at school and declining health and social contacts, to name just a few of the criticism. Millions of kids are wasting their free time on gaming, spending unreasonable amounts of money on hardware and commercial content updates for their games. And generations of parents and teachers over the last decades have learned to teach these kids,…
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Experience the Odd Beauty of the Dutch Seaside

As usual in this time of the year, the weather conditions, where I live, are unbearable. This is the perfect time for us to do some summer holiday planning! Since my childhood, I adore the Dutch seaside. More precisely: the Dutch North Sea coastline. It can be found in the Dutch province of Noord-Holland, between the northern suburbs of Amsterdam, and the north-western corner of the continental mainland (take a map, search for the city of Den Helder and you…
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Welcome to Greenmonkeyland! This is a presonal blog about all kinds of topics, which we are planning to write about in a more or less regular manner. There are no specific topics to focus on primarily, and we are not directed by any kind of external stakeholder interest. But there are some predefined categories, which may provide an idea of what this blog will look like (random, sometimes interesting, sometimes seemingly irrelevant stuff). Feel free to comment on our articles!…
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