My name is Marcel-Jan Krijgsman. And this is my website, www.marcel-jan.eu.
By day I am Oracle database administration consultant for customers of Transfer Solutions. I also give trainings, amongst which, Oracle Database Tuning II, a four-day training (in Dutch) for DBAs who really want to know how to get better performance on their databases. Included in the training is a nice 1-day workshop.
In the evenings I sometimes write articles for Astrostart.nl about spaceflight and astronomy. I even could call myself a spaceflight journalist. Spaceflight and astronomy have facinated me ever since I was about ten years old. I stil keep up with the developments in these fields. Since a while I have my own telescope, a 200 mm Dobson. I made this picture of the moon with it:
So far it's all rather left brained material, but the right half of my brain also regularely gets to do stuff. For example I'm fond of cooking and plants that I grow on my balcony often survive the summer. By the way, most plants that I grow, grow things to eat: tomatos, courgette, strawberry and al kinds of herbs.
To burn the fats and carbohydrons that appear in my cuisine, I often excersise. I do fitness (spinning and row) and make trips on my bicycle sometimes (and I don't mean to get groceries). Last august I participated for the second time in the Trio Triathlon of Deil, the Netherlands. It's a quarter of a triathlon, divided over three teammembers: a swimmer, a cyclist and a runner. I did the 42 kilometers this year in 1 hour 19 minutes and 36 seconds. Collegues from Transfer did the swimming and running part.