etymology/origin of ipears
Back in 2005, while brainstorming for a suitable domain, following line of thoughts resulted in the domain
ipears.com and ipears soon became my alias online.
- van iperen (Dutch, my surname)
- i — peren (Dutch)
- i — pears (English: the English for “peren” is “pears”)
- ipears (English)
passion = work = passion
In day time, I am owner and managing director of indupro, a brokerage company for fruit juices, concentrates, essential oils, aromas and powders.
Some people said I had lack of focus, could not concentrate well, was easily disturbed… I like to say I was and still am gifted with a broad interest. This means I know a little about everything, have a knack at learning things by doing rather than studying and yes, I do not easily fit in a box.
I had an early experience with coding in the 80’s when I learned BASIC on the
READY 10 PRINT "Commodore 64" 20 GOTO 10 END
… but it was not until about 2003 that I dove into source code again, while creating websites for my first domains.
As mentioned, I have a broad interest, so over the years I have learned about HTML, CSS, PHP, while working mainly with WordPress, followed by Ruby, Node, Meteor, Meteorite while working with Jekyll and Telescope, more recently.