Engineer and product designer from Berlin. Ran a design consultancy doing game and engagement design. Now I'm working as a lead engineer at a local startup while raising twin daughters.
I do a small podcast (in Dutch for now) with my former business partner about progressive perspectives on technology.
Not to go all prepper but the early fire season is making me consider already buying some N95 masks for the family.
An error on their part made me log on to eBay for the first time in maybe a decade and that website is a proper shambles. People seem to work there, but no idea what they do.
The more positively somebody talks in public about their work practices, the more you can be sure that they are awful to work with/for.
If you look carefully on Twitter right now, you can see British people's brains liquify and ooze out of their ears.
Found a linguistic bass drop today in German where you can see that something is 'hinter……listig'.
Looked up Game of Thrones bastard names and I have to conclude that the surname for a bastard in Germany would have to be Wurst, like in Hans Wurst.
It turns out the rationalist community is a sex cult masking as an intellectual pursuit.
Shedding/switching identities seems to be relatively hard if not impossible for people who’ve only ever had one.
Here, straddlers and migrants are at a definitive advantage.
Zizek together with Peterson… so I was right to never even listen to that old dirty bastard.
This piece about Stephen Wolfram's productivity system is too much but also too fascinating to stop reading.
Having seen it up close for a while now it's kinda ridiculous how much better of a development environment macOS is compared to any Linux. Why do so many people insist on using it?
Programming isn’t difficult. It’s made difficult by people without skill and/or will.
The Schadenfreude drips off the page here (and rightly so) where Pankaj Mishra skewers Brexiteers: “But none of this would surprise anyone who knows of the unconscionable breeziness with which the British ruling class first drew lines through Asia and Africa and then doomed the people living across them to endless suffering.”
If we have to deport people back into a warzone (more or less indefensible but those are our democratic rules), couldn't we at least give them a choice of insertion point and stack them with small arms and dollars?
Listening to Runciman and realizing that there's no way this could happen in Germany. Professors of political science here have a sedative force that is at least on par with the Entertainment.
Not watching Netflix (I don't) is the new not owning a television (I didn't).
Facebook is even worse than a criminal enterprise because most criminal enterprises don't target children.
Lead Engineer, Design Strategist
Interested in the operational, cultural and personal dimensions of innovation.
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