Posted in March 2012

A bond between a boy and a Lady

A bond between a boy and a Lady

To be honest, when I was little we always had dogs in the house. We had big dogs like our Saint-Bernard and our Newfoundlander that looked a bit like this. She was called Lady and was the dog that left the biggest impact on me since I still talk about her a lot. She once … Continue reading

A cat’s life

A cat’s life

You know what, I might actually come back as a cat next life. If I get to choose in which part of the world. And in which family. I’m just not sure if I want to be a male one that hurts every female that he has sex with. Or as a female getting hurt … Continue reading

The renovation kanban

The renovation kanban

I admit, I’m taking this personal kanban (#pkflow) thing to the next level. Because we only do work around the house in the weekends and only when we’re home *duh* I decided to create a separate kanban just for the construction, renovation and DIY tasks at hand. I choose one color pen specifically for all … Continue reading

Practicing legacy rescue techniques

Practicing legacy rescue techniques

A little over a week ago it was time for our first legacycoderetreat of 2012 here in Belgium. I was lucky enough to work with Adrian Bolboaca again on this retreat. He is a serious influence and inspiration to me when it comes to software craftsmanship. I went to pick him up at the train station. Yes, he really flew … Continue reading

My first real bike ride in Affligem

My first real bike ride in Affligem

It’s been 5 years since I lived in Antwerp, my roots. I’ve lived on the outskirts of the big city all my life. I was used to pavement, concrete, houses and everything. And I always tried to escape the hubbub by going to the park when the sun was out. I used to take my bike everywhere, ride … Continue reading

Transformer personal kanban

Transformer personal kanban

It’s been a couple of weeks since I went to London to spend a day with Jim Benson about personal kanban. I’ve been trying out different things to help me structure and visualize my work for over two years now. Going from To-Do list hell to the comfortable feeling of a personal kanban was something I … Continue reading