At the moment I’m doing a three week support rotation at Automattic. Sometimes it can be very challenging, but having great and encouraging users make up for all the hardship. Helping Per with his website was an absolute pleasure, and made this happiness engineer, well … happy.
Our friends Kate & Chevaan recently got engaged and we celebrated with a nice dinner and a photoshoot to precede it. The sun setting over Mouille Point and the diversity at the Green Point Park created a nice frame for the pictures.
In May and June, we went to Europe, originally for just the WordCamp in Cologne, but we combined it with Kim doing research in Vienna, a short trip to Bratislava, visits to friends and family in Belgium, and a holiday in Estoril and Lisbon to celebrate our birthdays.
Kim’s dad lives close to Kruger National Park and it is always an absolute joy to venture into the park.
At CMS Africa (the Summit in Nairobi, Kenya), I spoke on taking back the initiative in customer support. Often companies tend to wait until the customer points out a bug, a challenge, or an issue. By proactively training and educating customers, and doing thorough testing you can have better educated and happier customers. Here are my […]
As I’ve shared a few times before, I am not a developer. But that doesn’t mean that I do not enjoy building websites; it means that I am limited to the options that themes and plugins have built-in. I am not able to do a lot of customisations (play with the code). I’ve set up […]
Friends of mine were performing in Veladraco and it was a great opportunity to also see a Jack Parow show for the first time. Great vibe.
Around Christmas we went to visit Kim’s mom in Scotland, friends and family in Belgium, and some friends in London. We both had never been to Scotland or London before and it was a great time exploring these beautiful places.
Peter G. Northouse’s Leadership is internationally considered as a standard introduction of leadership. One thing the book makes very clear is how many perspectives there are on leadership. “Good” Leadership One of those perspectives that is very high to my priorities list is the focus on ethics. While trying to have students and scholars engage for different […]
Last November our whole WooTeam when to San Francisco for our annual meeting. It was an awesome time seeing most of my colleagues in real life. Afterwards, I and a few others also visited LA.
A few weeks ago our team met in San Francisco. We’re quite deprived of good international punk line-ups in Cape Town, so it was great being able to shoot New Found Glory and support.
My first month at WooThemes is finished. What a rollercoaster it has been. For the first time in my life I’ve had a look at the company side of customer support, I’ve been involved with tons of ideas, was part of WordCamp Cape Town and am now preparing to leave to San Francisco for WooConf […]
Today I’m changing jobs. I have to admit, it’s pretty scary and intimidating. So far, I’ve always been the WordPress expert in the companies and NGOs I worked for. I know how to set-up WP and do a little bit of tweaking in CSS and HTML, but that’s about it. The fact that I was […]
I’ve always enjoyed writing, and since I started my first blog in 2007 I haven’t stopped with online publications. Next to my blog, I have written for Breeze, CULTUURSHOCK, and Blikoponeindig. Professionally I have been writing a little bit for Ichtus and CTBC. Lately I have also started a South African sister to our Dutch […]
The Wolfmother and Editors show in Cape Town was the first show I’ve shot in South Africa. It was a good experience and fun to see the dynamic of both bands on stage.
The parents of friends have a house in Greyton, so we could have a cheap weekend away there. Great company and great scenery in this beautiful little town.
Even though I had seen many parts of South Africa, I had never been to the Western Coast, so for our birthday weekend, Kim and I went to the peaceful Paternoster. The winter sun gave a lot of great light.
At the young adult camp of NewGen Stellenbosch in Franschhoek (May 2014) we wanted to give the young people in our church a vision for their lives. Often people ask themselves: “What’s God’s plan for my life?” With this study I tried to alter that question to “How does my life fit into God’s plan?” […]
Kim’s brother lives in Harare (Zimbabwe) and we went to visit him, but of course, also took some time to visit the beautiful Victoria Falls and view this wonder from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean side.
Femke & Johan had their civil wedding a week before their church wedding and party. They asked me if I could document the civil wedding, which I happily accepted. When it turned out to be snowing I convinced them to do a quick – unplanned – photoshoot to take advantage of the weather gods and […]