Archive for the “Rant” category

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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Question

by Dries De Roeck on March 29, 2012

When was the last time you did something for the first time?