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last night I had a call with an old colleague. It was nice to talk with someone about career development who is not working in the same company that you are. We both shared fears, things that make us uncomfortable about the industry, and most important some great laughs. I'm not sure why I didn't do this before, but I can only recommend

I think the notice about the new lockdown in Belgium starting Saturday, hit me a bit more than I expected ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

@mntmn I made a quick video while unboxing my #MNTReform today.

If time permits, I will do an "initial assembly and first run" video on the weekend

Just did a presentation on pair programming within the context of XP with my current team. I'm normally not expecting much from these presentations since pairing and XP can be one of those things that people have very strong opinions about. To my surprise, I got a little interest from a couple of colleagues ๐ŸŽ‰

Welcome to Smart City Conception of Berlin:

Berlin should prefer small tech, because of its constitution article 24: "Any abuse of economic power shall be unlawful. In particular any private monopolies aimed at the domination of production and markets shall be deemed to constitute an abuse of economic power, and shall be prohibited."

Therefore please participate and boost it:


Youโ€™re invited to the first elementary Developer Weekend!

For years weโ€™ve dreamed about creating a conference for Open Source app developers, so weโ€™re creating a space to bring people in and include them in the process.

Join us online June 26โ€“27, 2021

Just had a great pairing session with a colleague. Itโ€™s been a while since my last one. And a very long time since I did XP. I think I enjoy the remote format of pairing better because it allows you to have a real break afterwards.

You can now donate to Small Technology Foundation using the Nano cryptocurrency.

Over the last day, I hacked our funding page to include it. Nano ( is an example of an eco-friendly currency that isnโ€™t based on mining. (And I think it kinda goes well with the whole โ€œsmallโ€ thing.) Itโ€™s a little toe-dip and an experiment.

Source code:

#SmallTech #nano

When my wife is out, I get naughty and use my DasKeyboard with cherry MX blue on her desk ... She absolutely hates this baby

Today I finally found a Sirian restaurant I've been meaning to try in Ghent for more than a year. It was so good ๐Ÿ˜‹ ... now I really regret not trying it sooner ๐Ÿ˜ž

Google Summer of Code was a little too full to accept us this year, but our ideas list is still a great place to find potential projects if youโ€™d like to get involved!

Went down the rabbit hole of playing with a bot ๐Ÿค–and Iโ€™m so glad I did, this will be so useful for my current side project ๐Ÿ˜Š

Has anybody written a mastodon app/bot? Could you point me to a good example?

15 years working as a dev and every once in a while I still fuck up it in production, this, of course, makes me feel terrible, especially as a senior developer, so here I am starting my evening doing some fixing

To any jr devs out there: own your mistakes, learn from them and carry on

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I'd love to share this virtual home with a few like-minded individuals. While everyone is welcome to apply (accepted languages: es, en, de, eo), I'll ask that you share a bit about yourself to see if we'd be a good fit. You can of course, read my bio and toots to see if you'd enjoy joining.