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NameVincent van der Leun
LocationUtrecht, NL (Netherlands)
OccupationSoftware Developer (Java 8, JVM, JS, Python)

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Welcome to my recently re-launched personal home page.

Photograph taken on a recent holiday to the U.S.A.

Thank you for visiting my web-site.

I am a fan and collector of obscure/bad/cheezy B-movie flicks. To compensate my lack of brain activity when watching those nearly unwatchable movies, I listen to a variety of high quality singer/songwriters and attend their concerts regularly. I love discovering new artists and music. Recently I started reading sci-fi classsic novels from the likes of Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke and William Gibson. I also love my job as a software developer and am always trying out and researching stuff.

This is my private web-site. The opinions and statements expressed here are my own.

Last 5 Micro-Blogs


2017-02-22 23:37 (My Book) - pinned

I am in the process of writing a book "Introduction to JVM Languages", with the well-known UK publisher Packt Publishing.

Cover Introduction to JVM Languages

My book is in their Early Access program, so people who pre-order will get to read new content as it is written.

Expected publishing date is July/August 2017.

2017-05-15 20:25 (My Book)

Last week the draft of the very last chapter of my book was accepted and the drafts of the first 6 chapters have been finalized.

Making lots of progress now.

2017-04-29 23:15 (B-Movies)

The good people at Full Moon Features, one of the few B-movie studios specialized in horror/sci-fi studios left, started a sale of their huge bluray "The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection!" collection box.

The box consists of many classic B-movies of the '80s and '90s produced (and some directed) by Charles Band, back when he was founder of his biggest studio, Empire Pictures. Full Moon teamed up with Shout! Factory (who own the rights to most of the classics) to bring this great box.

Visit Full Moon Direct to order your copy, for about US$250.

The bad news is that all discs are region locked to region A (USA), so we Europeans are sadly out of luck.

2017-04-09 12:01 (Music)

Got tickets for Russian/American singer/songwriter and pianonist Regina Spektor concert in Tivoli, Utrecht (NL) in August.

2017-03-22 23:30 (Music)

If I could trade my introvertedness with extrovertedness for one day, I would walk silly on the street, wear silly costumes, and still try be classy like the one and only Roisin Murphy :)

Or, on a second thought, maybe not :)