It appears I broke my contact form

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 4/28/16 10:00 PM
A few months ago MailChimp and Mandrill decided it would be a good idea to extort Mandrill's customers by merging Mandrill back into the parent company, and requiring Mandrill customers to get a paid MailChimp account.

I'm not sure about the exact math, but it comes down to a fourfold increase in cost, and the elimination of the free tier, which I used.

Now, this didn't appear to be that big of a problem. I thought I only used Mandrill for my Jenkins server (and previously
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Movie casting decisions

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 4/26/16 5:00 PM
While browsing IMDB a while ago, I noticed something pretty cool:

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Apparently they're making a movie out of Stephen King's Dark Tower
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Abandoned project: the vampire novelette

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 4/22/16 5:00 PM
A while ago, I think it was between writing Benediction and Deliverance, I was working on a side project that involved vampires. I think it was due to disappointment with recent vampire fiction that I started this project, and the premise was something along the lines of "what would happen if you combine a teenager's first vacation without parents with a group of
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The cameo appearance

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 4/19/16 9:00 PM
All of my books include a disclaimer that similarities to real persons are coincidental. This is pretty much a no-brainer for the Hunter in the Dark series as it takes place in a fictional universe, and mostly unnecessary for the Troll Warriors of Sheepbane, because whatever happens in my dreams is too weird to have any bearing on real life, even if my subconscious somehow keeps involving Kevin Sorbo
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Finding time to write

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 4/14/16 10:00 AM
It should be no secret that I don't sell enough books to make any sort of a living. If my Amazon sales rank wasn't enough of a hint, then my bio of course mentions that I have a day job as a Software Engineer. An often heard excuse among would-be writers is that they'd write a book if they'd simply have the time.

Okay, first off, if there's one thing I lack more than anything else it's time, but that didn't stop me from writing and
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Let's talk about whisky

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 4/12/16 10:00 PM
People not of legal drinking age, please ignore this post

My bio's pretty clear about the fact that I enjoy drinking Scotch. In fact, I generally enjoy most types of whisk(e)y (more on spelling later), though I tend to favor single malts with age statements. I'm not a heavy drinker (at least, I don't think I am), and usually limit my consumption of alcohol to weekends, drinking only 2 or 3 glasses on an average evening. According to the Oatmeal
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Classifying levels of power

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 4/6/16 10:00 AM
My books feature a whole bunch of characters, creatures and forces with special or supernatural abilities. The Hunter in the Dark series has the seven Gifts, a bunch of ancient relics that enhance people in various ways, and entire civilizations that are simply badass because of their natural habitat (the Wanderers). The Unbound series has the Sleepers and Unbound, with mostly similar powers, and a whole bunch of other supernatural creatures with varying abilities, such as Thanatos and Paul.
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Musical Inspiration: April 2016

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 4/4/16 4:00 PM
I haven't done one of these in a while, so here's a bunch of songs I've been listening to while writing:



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