Archive for the “Thoughts” category

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 (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

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 (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

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 (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

#Screenshake16

by Dries De Roeck on February 22, 2016

The past two days I spent quite some hours at Screenshake, the indie game gathering in Antwerp – organised by The House of Indie. Last year’s Screenshake was good already, but looking back at the 2016 edition – the organisation (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Archivatr

by Dries De Roeck on January 16, 2016

I like to hold on to a lot of physical stuff. Postcards, birthday cards, the drawings my daughters make, magazines, etc. I take notes in a paper notebook. I love to write with a fountain pen. One major downside of all (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Bye 15, hi 16.

by Dries De Roeck on January 6, 2016

Another year, another issue of the Bye Hi post (2015, 14, 13, 12). Overall, I have gone through some major changes – mostly related to the way I now think of my work and how I approach it. Perhaps for (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

We know the world is lost.

by Dries De Roeck on January 6, 2016

Out of all ‘2015 year ending’ posts, the closing paragraph in the tale of tales one stuck with me most. I can totally relate to this, and really look forward to their work in the days, months and weeks to (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

#thingsconAMS notes

by Dries De Roeck on December 5, 2015

Thingscon is turning out a very nice place for me to reflect on IoT in a non technical and business dominated mindset. I took some quick notes during the talks. Not intending to be coherent, but pointers that stuck with (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Braided products and wickerwork.

by Dries De Roeck on November 24, 2015

Suppose that you’d put 10 knowledgable people in a room, chances are high they all have a different understanding of ‘the Internet of Things’. Someone working for a startup company will think totally different on this compared to someone working (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Living with a GoodNightLamp

by Dries De Roeck on September 16, 2015

Ever since Alexandra announced the GoodNightLamp as something that was going to happen ‘for real’, I have been a #lampfan. Since the beginning of summer I’ve been living with an actual, functioning, GoodNightLamp and I wanted to share some insights (…)

Read the rest of this entry »