THE WISE STRANGER

You taught me to think twice

You would be the first stranger I’ve ever met on my own terms. A time and place as strange as a child in a bar late at night. Yet there I was, being bored of my Game Boy while waiting for a dance class to finish. I looked toward the bar and you invited me over. Under the rhythm of the muffled feet shuffling & the creaking of the hardwood floor I walked over to the chair next to you....

January 7, 2022 · 2 min

Managing (side)projects

Or how to stop quitting and start finishing

I’ve always had a soft spot for working on something that I thought was a good idea. I have loved the idea of being a little inventor since I was a kid. Being a programmer that gets to work on all kinds of systems or wants to build a lot of them, I found myself clutching this fantasy every single time when starting another project. But how do I make sense of them? Have I started too many? Why aren’t any of them finished? And why do I feel so demotivated to work on any of them, even though I really want to work on one? ...

February 21, 2021 · 10 min

The Apple Privilege

Or how I never had money for expensive products

Wauw, I used to say when I saw an Apple product at the store. And reasonably so, the allure of using a product with a quality unlike any other had me dreaming. But unfortunately, our family didn’t have that kind of money, so we never got anything. ...

June 10, 2020 · 8 min