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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.

A handy checklist by @innoq of what you need to take into account when you do (remote) mob programming. Every time we've used mobbing as an approach it has paid off so I'm very interested in deepening the practice.
remotemobprogramming.org/

If Berlin votes to expropriate Deutsche Wohnen, it will be a welcome step towards decommodification of housing. Not to mention the long overdue correction that it will give the local housing market.
taz.de/!5587292/

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.

A clear argument that agile transformation in leadership is about delegating and divesting decision making power as far down as possible into the informal network where most of the work gets done anyway.
buff.ly/2VDYGEb

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.

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.

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.”
nytimes.com/2019/01/17/opinion

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).

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