Welcome to my personal blog

Welcome to the personal blog of Joop Beris. If you want to get in touch, you can find a contact form on my about me page. I blog about a wide variety of topics, ranging from atheism to information security and lots in between. I welcome feedback on my articles but there are some guidelines. Feel free to share articles you like by using the sharing buttons but please give me credit if you want to share something. Also, check out my privacy policy and other legalese.

Please note that the things I write here do not represent the views of anyone else but me. I do not represent an organization or a business and I have nothing to sell. My views do not necessarily coincide with those of my employer nor do my views represent the views of my employer.

Latest posts

Below you’ll find the most recent things I’ve written. Feel free to check them out, leave a comment and share them with others who might be interested.

  • The “new normal”
    With the Covid-19 pandemic seemingly under control in the developed world, many people are aching for relief of social distancing restrictions. People want to meet each...
  • WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal?
    There are many instant messaging solutions available these days. A quick browse of the Google Play Store or the Apple store gives me Telegram, WhatsApp, Discord,...
  • War on encryption
    Every now and then, police or someone in government will complain that encryption is bad. The arguments are pretty much always the same: encryption is bad...
  • Office pet peeves
    Working with people can be challenging at the best of times and sometimes is just plain annoying. A lot of things can get on your nerves,...
  • The app that changed my life
    I know titles like this are often considered clickbait but that’s not what I am trying to do here. I want to talk a bit about...