Who is Jan Van Bael

I was born in 1986 in a small city in the north off Belgium. I was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), this is a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as "brittle bone disease." This meant that a lot of my childhood was spent in hospital beds and that by the age of 25 I have had around 30 severe fractures. This doesn't mean I have spent all my life in a bed bitching because life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's learning to dance in the rain.

I've got a couple of great passions in my life, the first is wheelchair basketball. It's a fast and physically demanding game. Players need speed, strength and stamina, as well as excellent ball skills and the ability to think quickly and play tactically as a team. It's all I want from a sport.

My second biggest passion is webdesign and webdevelopment, for building websites my weapons of choice are Photoshop and Fireworks for creating layouts, then Eclipse with a lot of plug-ins to produce clean XHTML and CSS. I can also use Flash for animations but it's not my favorite program. My CMS of choice is drupal, it's free and easy to use, it form's a great base for every website! Currently i'm teaching myself programming for Android sow I can release my own Android Apps.
Another passion is Java Programming, Java is as of 2012 one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications, with a reported 10 million users. My Java code is simple, object-oriented, robust and secure, architecture-neutral and portable and interpreted, threaded, and dynamic.

At last I'm a petrolhead, I love everything about cars, and automotive photography, more about all this you'll find on this website