Archive for the “Rant” category

That PhD story

by Dries De Roeck on June 23, 2014

Most people that follow me in the social media bubble will probably already be aware, but for those that aren’t up to speed yet: my PhD is no more. And so the PhD journey ends in a rather unfortunate manner. (…)

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Bye 13, hi 14

by Dries De Roeck on February 4, 2014

Last year I posted a list of things that I saw probable to happen in 2013 and reflected upon 2012. Time to revisit and add/change for the coming year; 2013, the year in which I thought I would: will make a working little (…)

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RE: Apps and community

by Dries De Roeck on February 3, 2014

In May 2012, I wrote a post which originated from my frustration about apps moving towards in-app purchases. Today, I noticed this tweet by @chrisoshea : "How In-app Purchases Has Destroyed The Industry" http://t.co/3awnNvRZA2 (how EA wrecked Dungeon Keeper) — Chris (…)

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Couple of quotes

by Dries De Roeck on January 29, 2014

Some quotes I have lying around or pinned up to a wall; “Anything you want to, do it. Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it.” — Willy Wonka (1971) “But between the mind and the hand the relationship (…)

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Next generation alchemy

by Dries De Roeck on October 14, 2013

It was @bosmet who, on a pretty default weekday, told me something along the lines of “in fact, you remind me of an alchemist”. That statement got me thinking back to previous discussions I’ve had with @buskruit, @anner and @wimkonings (…)

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My first days with iOS7, summarised.

by Dries De Roeck on September 23, 2013

Humanity

by Dries De Roeck on April 30, 2013

After writing the past two posts, I was reminded about the great dictator speech. Which still holds a lot of value, and points out some very up to date topics of today’s social fabric.

Why I think Little Printer is important

by Dries De Roeck on April 26, 2013

At the end of last year, I received my Little Printer. (For those not familiar with the product, have a look here) When I talk with other people about the little printer, the usual comments I get are ‘it’s just (…)

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Bye 12, hi 13

by Dries De Roeck on January 14, 2013

Last year I posted a list of things that I saw probable to happen in 2012. Time to revisit and add/change for the coming year; 2012, the year in which I thought I would: Hope to make my first useful 3D print (…)

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Apps and community

by Dries De Roeck on May 22, 2012

What started out as a rant on how different apps generate revenue got me thinking a bit further. No doubt that similar statements as the ones I am going to make have probably been made elsewhere, but the past week (…)

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