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2015 24/Feb
tools

I am writing this blogpost to answer the question what tool do you use for… (fill in here)? The intent of this blogpost is NOT to make advertisment for these tools (btw, I don’t think they need it), it is just to list these tools so that I get this question a little bit less […]

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2015 23/Feb
train

My current company car is a Volvo V40. It is ok, but I would really love to drive a Tesla Model S instead Maybe one day… My new company car is not a car, it is the train! I have been travelling from my place to Brussels for that last 15 years by car. On […]

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2015 21/Feb
TEDxLiège 2014 team

As I am organizing such conferences (TEDxLiège, Pecha Kucha Liège, No Fail No Gain), I often talk about these conferences to my techie colleagues and they sometimes wonder if these conferences are relevant to them. I always answer that they are! Here is why: These conferences are designed to inspire you! When was the last […]

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2015 12/Feb
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Find out how to get the most out of your money in the first days of a consulting mission. As you know, I am working as a freelance .NET consultant. My missions are usually at least 6 months long. This means that during these missions I fill a role in a team just like an […]

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2015 21/Jan
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As you know, I am one of the founding members of GOTORO, a non profit association which organizes entrepreneur related events. More info about GOTORO on www.gotoro.be GOTORO is launching a new event called “No Fail, No Gain” No Fail, No Gain is a conference where entrepreneurs share what they have learnt from a life […]

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2015 10/Jan
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A small update today to announce that I am starting an exciting new mission next month at the main telco operator in Belgium. Proximus is the market leader on both land lines and mobile. I’ll be working there for an initial 6 months contract (until 31/07/2015) as a freelance .NET architect.  

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2014 26/Dec
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Have you ever been in the middle of writing a mail with your favorite iOS device, when you notice you need to read something out from another mail or write something more urgent? Until now, before iOS8, what I did, was either save as draft, either copy the text (to paste it later). Thanks to […]

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2014 23/Dec
battery-usage

When facing a problem with a battery, we often think that it is a hardware issue. Of course it can be one of the causes, but software also has it’s role to play. As you know, closing your apps when you don’t use them, turning off the useless notifications, turning off the usage of the […]

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2014 30/Nov
the pomodoro technique

Getting focused and getting things done is something I have been struggeling with a few years back. That is until my good friend Malik wrote a blog post for my previous complany about the pomodoro technique. The pomodoro technique helps you to focus on 25 minutes tasks. You need to take the distractions away and […]

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2014 29/Nov
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This often struck me when I was on-boarding in a development team. It often happens that there are no coding conventions or guidelines in the development team. One of the first things I do then is talk the team manager into adopting some guidelines. Usually, the manager (which is a non-technical manager) needs some explanations […]

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