Well Hello There!

I’m Jay Versluis.
I’m a Super Survivor.

I have recently spent several years going through cancer treatment hell and have survived against all odds, thanks to a new treatment approach called immunotherapy.

I haven’t shared much of my journey as it was happening between 2015 and 2017, but now that it’s all over, I have an amazing story to tell.

Interested? Check out the quick facts here, or visit my other website: supersurvivor.tv.

Read My Story

I’ve written a book called
BROKEN BOWELS – Tales of a Super Survivor.

It tells an amazing story of how I nearly died from colon cancer, how the conventional treatment methods in my case didn’t work, how we were refused further treatment by one hospital, and how I made a miraculous recovery against the odds – all thanks to faith, a crack team of experts across two rival hospitals, and an immunotherapy drug called Keytruda.

I’ve narrated the whole book, so if you don’t have time to read it, you can listen to it on Audible.com and iTunes. It’s over 15 hours long (I guess I had a lot to say). Listen to a sample here.

Join me LIVE on YouTube

I run a somewhat popular YouTube channel about 3D software and tech tutorials. Since the beginning of 2019, I’ve started doing regular live streams to connect with wonderful people around the world. Drop by and hang out, ask questions, chat about anything or just watch and have fun. I currently do a mix of playing games and working on 3D projects.

My schedule varies, and haven’t found fixed days for streaming, but I generally stick to this rough guide:

  • YouTube: around 10am EST / 3pm UK / 4pm Europe
  • Twitch: around 5pm / 10pm UK / 11pm Europe

Watch my social feeds and/or stream services for notifications ?

So what else do you do?

I run a number of notebook-style websites since the nineties. Turns out I’m a content creator, which is something that has a name today but didn’t when I started over 20 years ago. These are my main projects:

  • versluis.com (this one) has become about using creative software and 3D tips and tricks, with a healthy mix of personal anecdotes as my life has changed over the decades it has been online.
  • The WP Guru is my about techie site, covering how to get things done in Linux, Windows, macOS, web development and a bit of coding too.
  • My iOS Dev Diary is a spin-off from the above, dedicated to iOS and macOS development, something that fascinated me between 2012 and 2015 (it’s mothballed now and I no longer maintain it actively)
  • supersurvivor.tv is my website dedicated to life after cancer

In my spare time, I run a small web hosting service. It’s called WP Hosting, through which I put all that web knowledge to good use and help small companies survive in an online world through private servers. Happiness included!

Did I mention that I’m the author of another book called LAMP Stack for Humans?

It’s about how to setup a web server in the comfort of your own home or office, using Linux and WordPress, so you can operate all those interesting browser based projects in the privacy and security of your network.

No “cloud access” required.

I’m also a loving husband of 15 years and counting! Julia and I met through a BBC job at the dawn of the millennium in a club-come-TV-studio in London. We got married in Las Vegas in 2004 and haven’t looked back.

Julia has been with me though my whole cancer journey every step of the way. I couldn’t have done it all without her love and support. ?

Long before I started my main YouTube channel, I had another one that I’d like to call my “personal channel”. I use it for behind the scenes ramblings and diary style vlogging – very often while riding my bike. You can watch it here.

Many of my videos are also available as Podcast Feeds.

Fun Facts

In 2012 Julia and I sold our properties in the UK and moved permanently to the US because we won a Green Card in the Diversity Lottery. 

Before that I used to split my life between being a freelance broadcast professional in London, working for clients like the BBC, MTV, CNN, Cartoon Network, Reuters, and setting up WordPress websites for people. The old about me page looked very different in those days.

Although I’m not at all into football (soccer), I helped 2bn+ viewers worldwide for over a decade watch the English Premiere League Football live feeds every weekend, while working for a company called IMG (between 2000 and 2012).

My first job was as a projectionist in our local cinema. School wasn’t for me (slash they they me out), so I started an apprenticeship as Film and Video Engineer in 1991, at a company called Geyer Berlin. I got to see Jurassic Park in 35mm film a week before anyone else in Germany. Fact!

I can’t drive a car, and I don’t hold a license, but I choose to live in America ?

Any Questions?

Feel free to explore the many tabs at the top of the navigational menu, or contact me on a social network of your choice. I no longer have a contact form here due to the sheer volume of unsolicited junk I get. Will we use email as a form of communication for much longer? I wonder sometimes. ?

Before you get in touch, please consider leaving a comment on any of my many articles and videos that are dotted across the web. I read them all, and I try to answer them all (even though at times it might take me a while to do so). Public conversations will help others who might have the same question or those who want to join in.

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy the ride!