Quoting some of my own tweets from earlier today: 1/5: Respectfully, I don’t think demonstrations are the answer. They don’t send a message the terrorists don’t already know. #JeSuisCharlie— Colin Helvensteijn (@hlvnst) January 8, 2015 2/5: Instead, we ought to bury these terrorists under… Read more

Let it go

I do not personally know anyone who was on board flight MH17, but chances are I do know at least one person who does (I haven’t done much inquiring yet). When considering the number of fatalities relative to the population, the crash of flight MH17 has a similar impact… Read more


Here's my new theme. I found it apt to call it Phantom, because this blog runs on Ghost. I think came out looking pretty nice. You might of course disagree, which is okay. Tastes differ. The design is fully responsive and should work on the latest versions of all major… Read more

Still working on that theme

I know, it's been almost two months, and still nothing. Well, nothing public anyway. My theme is progressing, albeit slowly. In the mean time, I've switched back to the default theme, and picked a header image that makes the text more legible. I may be shooting myself in the foot… Read more

Work in progress

From my previous post: The Medium-like theme used is Readium. That should cover the basics, at least for the time being. Well, turns out I was wrong. I'm already working on my own Ghost theme, because by the time I'm done tweaking any existing theme, that's basically what I end… Read more


It took a while, but I finally have a website once more. So now that I have a place for my thoughts again, I might actually use it this time to post my actual, you know, thoughts. About anything and everything. There aren't and won't be any comments here. This… Read more