Category: Personal

Pivotal moments
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Pivotal moments

Today I want to share a pivotal moment in the career of a freshly graduated junior developer. Rand’s writing prompts inspired this post. Every week he sends out a few writing prompts. The following prompt…

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2024 Goals
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2024 Goals

Welcome to 2024! I dislike New Year’s resolutions. I do like setting goals. Goals give me clarity on where I need to spend my efforts. In 2024 I want to keep developing myself. Health, family,…

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2023 in review
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2023 in review

When reflecting on 2023 it caught me by surprise how many things happened. The recency bias makes me forget everything that happened early in the year. From a work perspective, it was an interesting year.…

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The one where I got a nickname
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The one where I got a nickname

I’m currently in the middle of a department-wide reorganization. Teams will change their engineers and scopes, all to better fit our strategic goals. All teams will be impacted and will have a substantial impact on…

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The blog and it’s future
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The blog and it’s future

At the beginning of 2023, I set goals to become more consistent with my writing. For a while, this went great. At least one blog post per week, and one newsletter per month. But I…

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My goals for 2023
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My goals for 2023

In previous posts, I shared my opinion on new years resolutions. Any day of the year should be fine to start working on your goals and habits. The day you start does not have to…

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Tales of the helpdesk intern
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Tales of the helpdesk intern

A long time ago, before I finished my degree in computer science. And even longer before I became an engineering manager. I studied to be a sysadmin/web developer at a vocational college (MBO for Dutch-speaking…

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