I’m Bas Grolleman and welcome to

Tools on Tech

Hi, my name is Bas. I’m an engineer by day and a content creator by night.

I’ve worked as a freelance DevOps engineer for over 20 years. Throughout hard work, automation and productivity hacks I’ve found out what works, and what doesn’t.

I love to share my expertise in personal knowledge management, whether you prefer Notion, LogSeq or Todoist. I’ll give you practical tips on how to get the most out of these tools and your workday.

My goal is to help you improve your digital self in order to make it work for you, instead of against you. I’ll set you up with basic building blocks, allowing you to customize to a one-size-fits-you solution.

You’re smart enough to do the rest!


I am an avid gamer who loves a good challenge, whether it be learning new skills in games like Sekiro or optimizing my play style in automation games like Satisfactory and Factorio.

I can easily lose track of time as I dive into improving my gameplay and finding new ways to enjoy these challenging and rewarding titles.

Always up for sharing stories, tips and strategies.


As a tech enthusiast, I have a special love for automating tasks.

There’s something so satisfying about finding ways to streamline processes and make things run more efficiently.

I’ve spent years tinkering with all kinds of tools, from simple bash scripts to no-code solutions like Make.com.

While it may not always be the most efficient use of my time, the creativity that comes with figuring out these automation solutions makes it all worth it.

I hope you’ll join me on my journey as I explore new ways to optimize and automate tasks.

Tools on Tech

On my Youtube channel I’m excited to share with you my tips and strategies for adding structure, working efficiently, and automating tasks in your workflow.

My main focus is on my favorite applications – Notion, Logseq, and Todoist – but I also delve into related topics like hardware and automation tools like Make.com.

As a freelancer, it’s important for me to use these tools not just for fun, but to actually get things done. That’s why I often put them in a work context, demonstrating how to use them effectively in meetings, building large documents, remembering key elements, and communicating with clients.

If you do any kind of knowledge work, I think you’ll find my videos helpful and informative.