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“Mag ik uw identiteitskaart voor de garantie?”

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Als ik een game in de Mediamarkt ga halen vragen ze aan de kassa of ze “mijn identiteitskaart mogen voor de garantie”. Ik zie de mensen voor mij dan vaak schaapachtig hun kaart afgeven. Mediamarkt zal er wel bij varen, bij een hoop adresinformatie van hun klanten. Volgens de Europese garantiewetgeving lijkt het me zeker […]

Android thoughts

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I am a casual user of Android. I only use Android every once in a while, such as now, while my iPhone is in repair. I’ve owned several Android Phones over the years, mostly Google ones. I choose to use Android sometimes, just to stay up to date with what is happening, so I can design […]

Best of 2017 – a side project

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I made a side project, showing off my favorite things released in 2017. If you don’t care about the details and/or technicalities and just want to see the result, check out the project here. Intro I love end of year lists. It’s always nice to have a backlog of great movies to watch or albums […]

Researching 4K TVs

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This post was edited October 15th, with some additional info. I started some research on 4K TV’s, which is a difficult topic, mostly because you have to use them to really know how good they are, and you don’t just buy 10 expensive TVs. You can try to find information online and from looking in […]

Online education

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A few days ago I was at a reception and a lady from KU Leuven was talking about MOOCs. A MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course. Think of it as going to university but the whole experience is online. This reminded me of a MOOC I enrolled in a few years ago called CS50. […]

Emoticons

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Taco Bell recently lobbied the Unicode Consortium to add a taco emoji to its keyboard. The brand circulated a Change.org petition that’s secured 30,000 signatures. Here’s Why Your Favorite Brands Are Making Their Own Emoticons →

Weapons of Choice

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The end of the year traditionally comes with tons of end of year lists. Like many people I have a love/hate relationship with these kinds of lists. I love them because I like to discover new things. I hate them because they always promote the latest and greatest when it’s not always the latest and […]

Old Masters

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Now I am 79. I’ve written many hundreds of essays, 10 times that number of misbegotten drafts both early and late, and I begin to understand that failure is its own reward. It is in the effort to close the distance between the work imagined and the work achieved wherein it is to be found […]