At ScaleConf 2016 in Cape Town, I was invited to speak in front of a large audience of developers. I focused on one of the biggest passions of most developers (not): support. However, while devs might not get excited about support, they all understand the importance of it. With having WooCommerce active on 1+ million […]
Half a year ago, I wrote a post in which I recommended the Mailbox App made by the Dropbox team. Unfortunately, Mailbox was discontinued earlier this year. So I started yet another search for a mail client that had the same strengths as Mailbox: an option to snooze, a focus on “inbox zero”, and great […]
One of the dangers of studying Scripture is that the focus can be too much on the cognitive side. While this is an important aspect of being human, it is only one aspect. Applying different methods for studying the Bible can help avoid these pitfalls. An approach that has helped me a lot in catering to various […]
My favourite talk at WordCamp Cape Town 2015 was Bruce Lunnis’. He shared some of the stories of the do_action-hackathons in Cape Town. On those events, WordPress professionals gather to make websites, set up eCommerce and design branding for NGOs from the Cape Town region. Bruce highlighted a few of the success stories of how […]
Follow along with the workshop I gave at WordCamp Cape Town last September. https://videopress.com/v/TD8prNV0
Even though I have definitely picked up some South African lingo, most locals still hear straight away that I’m not a national (yet). Once that is clear and they understand that I’m not Dutch or German, but Belgian, they ask me how long I’ve been in South Africa (since August 2013). The follow-up question to that […]
In my previous post I spoke about the reasons for partaking in Lent. In this post I’ll make a few suggestions on how to do that. Self-Denial It’s quite simple to find a few things to deny yourself during Lent. Ask yourself the question: What is important in my life? What do I spent time/energy/money […]
On Wednesday (10 Feb 2016) most traditional Churches start a six and an half weeks of fasting called ‘Lent’. Though this is a lot less popular in Evangelical contexts, I’ve been part of a group of friends who has been partaking for several years now. So what is Lent and why on earth would anyone […]
I quite enjoyed these theologian Valentine’s Day cards.
It’s been a while since I’d seen a show in Cape Town. Here’s one from last Sunday.
In 3 of the 4 jobs I’ve held in the last five years, I’ve worked together with people who were already friends before I took the job. Here are a few of my advices based on that experience. #1 Communicate Openly and Regularly When you start working together, something in the relationship changes. Not necessarily […]
Last week I spoke at Webwinkel Vakdagen in Utrecht (NL), one of the biggest eCommerce conferences in Europe (with 11,000+ visitors). My talk was about how WooCommerce extensions in almost 99% of the cases are purchased on desktop, and that this is normal since webshop development is still mostly done sitting behind the computer. That […]
My review of the latest Star Wars movie
My review of the new James Bond movie (and my first review for CULTURESHOCK in a long time)
Little over a year ago, I wrote this opinion piece on Hillsong and it’s great move toward including The Apostles’ Creed on their album. Singing this song in church yesterday morning made me happy seeing that this song is bringing the Creed into non-traditional churches.
Our company also has an LMS plugin (learning management system). We’ve now opened up the floor for everyone to help translate this plugin into other languages than English and I happy to announce that Dutch is one of the languages that’s almost at 100%. If you’d like to see Sensei in your native language: follow […]
I was quite skeptical towards the new interface at first, and I find myself going back to the wp-admin dashboard from time to time, but that’s decreasing fast. The new WordPress.com interface is fast and fun to work with. It focuses on writing and that’s exactly what WordPress is there for. The app (currently only […]
Around Easter in my second year of high school, I bought a guitar. My two best friends already had their instruments: a bass and drums. So the guitar was the only instrument that we still needed; we were going to play punk rock after all. We played for a while as My Mistake, but for most of our […]