Archive for the “Thoughts” category

Elon the day after.

by Dries De Roeck on February 7, 2018

Yesterday SpaceX launched their coveted falcon heavy rocket. I watched the show in my local hackerspace, totally nerding out with other nerds. It was fun, it was unbelievable – everyone was going crazy for science. The sight of the two (…)

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Bye 17, hi 18.

by Dries De Roeck on January 17, 2018

Another year, another time to look back and forward to what was and what is to come. I mentioned last year that I would be revising the format of this post I’ve been using for several years. This will be (…)

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ThingsconAMS Thoughts

by Dries De Roeck on December 2, 2017

When Alex called out at the end of ThingsconAMS that we lost the habbit of blogging and expressing our thoughts in more than 240 480 characters I had two options, nodding and agreeing or spending some time on my trainride (…)

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Videos that shaped my thinking

by Dries De Roeck on October 18, 2017

After some recent talk on the state of technology anno 2017, I started thinking about some key cornerstones that I keep referring to in my head when I’m reflecting on designing with technology. Below are a couple of video’s other (…)

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RE: Next Generation Alchemy

by Dries De Roeck on September 20, 2017

In the meantime it has been a few weeks since I gave this talk at UX Antwerp. To be honest it has been one of the more fun talks to put together, and deliver. The talk continues on previous musings (…)

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Are we there yet?

by Dries De Roeck on July 28, 2017

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were preparing for our yearly drive to the Austrian mountains. I have been going to Austria since I was 9 years old, and have kept going back (to the same place) ever (…)

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Why I put a rainbow flag out today.

by Dries De Roeck on May 17, 2017

Today (May 17th) is #IDAHOT – the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and I put out a rainbow flag. I rarely put out flags or publicly show signs of what I believe or relate to (ie. political parties, national (…)

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Dear supermarket, part 2.

by Dries De Roeck on February 1, 2017

Remember that time I requested my personal data collected by my supermarket? I think I owe society an update, since the whole story ended rather positively compared to what the previous post might suggest. Tl;dr After sending a registered letter (…)

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Bye 16, hi 17.

by Dries De Roeck on January 6, 2017

Another year, time for the sixth (!) instalment of the Bye Hi post (16, 15, 14, 13, 12). After re-reading last year’s post, I came to realise that the sensation of finding more focus in my work has probably been a catalyst for (…)

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To (nextgen) engineer is human

by Dries De Roeck on April 17, 2016

During a brief trip to Milan, I managed to read through a book that has been on my bookshelf for a long time : “To Engineer is human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design“. This little book was first (…)

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