Culture eats strategy for breakfast

Lean coffee Gent affords me unique access to a group of highly skilled agile experts. Lean coffee itself is our monthly meetup where we discuss all things agile following the lean coffee principle. Other than participation, attendance also offers access to our invite-only slack channel. The lean coffee gent slack is invite only and at […]

Well hello there.

Feels a bit like going back to my roots. Almost. I started on blogger, went to self hosted wordpress, did all of that, somehow landed on twitter, and now imported the entire 3k posts into wordpress.com with a paying subscription. There’s a stupid story about why that got decided 🙈 It involves setting up an […]

I did a PERMA test..

Your PERMA results are: Positive emotions = 6.67 Engagement = 8 Relationships = 7 Meaning = 8.33 Accomplishment = 8.33 Health = 7 Negative emotions = 3 Loneliness = 2 Overall Well-Being = 7.69 NOTE: Keep track of these scores to see if any of the metrics improve over time. You will be prompted to […]

New Beginnings.

It’s been since September 14, 2015 that I posted a blogpost on here.It’s been since September 14, 2015 at 12:40 am that I last commented on here and my closing words were “Moving on, there’s a new tomorrow.” A lot has happened since then. Truly a fucklot. I’m a different person now. Stuff I wrote […]

Goodbyes.

I’ve been putting this post off for a while now. Well, that’s not entirely correct, but it’s honestly long overdue. I knew I’d want to write this about a year ago, and well, this is it. My parents died years ago. I suck at dates, so I put them in my calendar. Let me look them […]

Stuff you will wonder about when installing Bamboo

Bamboo is software by Atlassian that will build your software and do stuff https://www.atlassian.com/software/bamboo You might also know Jira, Confluence, Crowd & Stash. Their PR machine is excellent (Like that time when they hijacked 10 years GIT. They made a beautiful congratulatory page & article that had half my twitter feed think Atlassian invented git.  They […]

One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people.

I sometimes quote this to people There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people. – Commander William Adama, Battlestar Galactica (imdb) painfully relevant, considering […]

Visit Russia.

Why are we not going there more? In a country covering nine time zones and one-sixth of the world’s land mass, stretching from the Pacific to the Baltic, from the Arctic to the Central Asian deserts, from near-medieval villages where people still draw water from wooden wells by hand, through single-factory towns and back to […]