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What if?

In address on July 31, 2012 at 12:00

It was an ideal moment.

We saw the bus leaving as we crossed the street. Twenty minutes to kill, at least ten with nobody around. Read the rest of this entry »


Op het gras, schouder tegen schouder

In poetry on July 26, 2012 at 12:00

Het binnenbad was gesloten. Als we toch naar buiten moeten, dan liever onder de schaduw dan onder de zon met schreeuwende kinderen?

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25 things – updated

In reflection on July 25, 2012 at 12:00

My friend Julieta [had] this weird idea of writing 25 random facts about herself, and asked some of her friends (including me) to do the same.

This is a repost from a previous entry, updated after 3 years. Deleted text from the previous version is mentioned for reference but stricken through.

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Functional programming at the start of curricula

In reflection on July 24, 2012 at 12:00

Should functional programming be taught early in computer science curricula? For example as the first topic upon entering higher education? Read the rest of this entry »

Beware of the anti-anti-intellectualist

In address, lecture on July 23, 2012 at 12:00

Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, has recently argued his perceived increase of anti-intellectualism among geeks. By denouncing anti-intellectualism, he turns into an anti-anti-intellectualist. However I don’t like his picture of “intellectualism”, here’s why. Read the rest of this entry »

Er is toch geen handleiding?

In address on July 20, 2012 at 00:08

Je bent er niet voor opgevoed. Je plannen omvatten kinderen, een huis, een hond. Je kijkt naar mij, en ik zie in je ogen dat je niet ziet hoe ik erbij zou kunnen passen.

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