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I am a IT engineer: I do GNU/Linux and Unix system
administration. I do volunteer work for Open Source
software projects. I like good and experimental music: Boards
of Canada, Captain Beefheart, Johnny Cash, Jazz, Greek Rembetica, Mexican Cumbia. I am a DJ. I like art, both modern
and old. I like visiting museums. I like literature,
like Gogol. I enjoy good food and drinks. For sports, I am a pugilist.
I married Jelena, on CS as http://couchsurfing.org/people/argo .
In 2014, we moved from Eindhoven to Tilburg.
If you'd like to surf my couch, you might want to post your request
via www.bewelcome.org ; i prefer bewelcome over cs: bewelcome.org/members/joostvb .
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have hosted some people, and I've enjoyed being hosted. I visit local CS groupmeetings in The Netherlands and I've organised a bicycle tour for
a local group. I am organising CS Language Meetings
I have hosted Open Source software developers in the past, and have stayed there. As of 2009-11, I have hosted 8 CSers.
As of 2009-01, I have stayed at other CSers for 5 times: in Belgium, the UK, in Germany and in The Netherlands.
I participate in CS-meetings in Eindhoven.
See also my personal homepage at http://mdcc.cx/ .
I enjoy traveling, these are the places I've visited:
visited 37 states (16.4%)Create your own visited map of The World.
- volunteer work
Music, Movies, and Books
Recently seen movies (2009-06) "Enjoy Poverty" (Dutch
art documentary about africa and humanitarian NGO's),
Documentary about life in Chili by dutch artist Heddy Honigmann. I like arthouse movies by Wim Wenders,
Buster Keaton, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Werner Herzog, Miranda July ("Me and You and Everyone We Know"),
"Dogville" by Lars Von Trier, "Waltz with Bashir",
actress Charlotte Rampling and lots of others.
Music: Cumbia, Country and Western, Franco et le TPOK Jazz (african), Bob Dylan, Sonic Youth, Bach, And_You_Will_Know_Us_By_the_Trail_of_Dead, Wire, Trentemøller, Rhys Chatham, Henry Cow, Napalm Death and lots more
Books: Platonov, Robert Musil, Rumi, Doris Lessing, Imre Kertesz, Kafka, Hermann Hesse, Gogol, Daniil Charms, Celine, Charlotte
See also http://mdcc.cx/~joostvb/verlanglijst/ .
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Seeing a bird of prey flying in the sun at La Palma, Canary Islands.
Hearing about 10 electric guitars playing at maximum
volume in a small club, doing a one-chord piece by Rhys Chatham.
Seeing a tryptich by Keith Haring in
Eglise St Eustache, Paris. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/monceau/3334129958/ ,
Teach, Learn, Share
I know about Open Source Software, like Linux and Ubuntu.
I know about music and other art. I know about food and cooking. I know about mathematics (did my master's thesis).
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Cabo Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In