Blog archive

Sometimes, which is very unregularly, I like to share some random thoughts with the world. You can find them here.

Education
Academic versus industry

Monday April 3, 2017

It happens: you follow a course at university about a subject that seems interesting. However, you find out that actually working on it is horrible. It usually is not the subject that causes this by being vague or just too cutting edge, more commonly the tools or implementations chosen by professors kind of suck.

TV & Movies
Top Gear 4.0 (and The Grand Tour)

Tuesday March 7, 2017

Last sunday the first episode of the new season of Top Gear aired on BBC Two. Like the previous season they thought up a change in format and a change in hosts. The difference? This time it was for the better.

Technology
Releases when in a hurry

Wednesday March 1, 2017

Recently I made the (in hindsight costly) mistake of trying to push out a release in a hurry. It ended horribly. TL;DR: Don’t rush, especially when you’re releasing software.

TV & Movies
Top Gear 3.0

Thursday June 9, 2016

After Clarkson, Hammond and May left Top Gear some time ago rumours about their replacements started immediately. As we know now the show is (primarily) hosted by an American (Matt LeBlanc) and an irritating red haired bloke (Chris Evans), along with a number of co-hosts.

Technology
Semantic Web - Love it and hate it

Wednesday April 6, 2016

I have chosen to follow the Data Science course as part of my Computer Science master program. This course consists of a number of topics which can be chosen. One of these topics was “Semantic Web”. After a short presentation by the teacher the topic seemed not only interesting from a technological point of view, but it also looked like a fantastic thing to have. However, as with many upcoming technologies, the practical side of it turned out to be difficult at least.