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Coach, cheerleader, blocker and tackler for my team. Building the connectivity platform for the Autonomous Systems. More info: http://about.me/janvanbruaene

I was a big fan of iAWriter until the recent deadlocks when using it together with DropBox to keep my files. After many months, the problem persists on both my iPad and iPhone. It clearly looks like a deadlock where the synchronization hangs, and the only remedy is a drawn…


I recently started using a new reading application called Matter (getmatter.app). The application is in an early beta.

It is both brilliant and a bit confusing.

The application collects articles to read later, either online or offline. In that way it is similar to Instapaper and Pocket. …


As the surgeon returned to car dealership to pick up his car, he wasn’t happy. He had taken his Land Rover for a tune up and to check out where the liquid on his squeaky clean garage floor was coming from.

The dealership had found the leak, did a full…


Read a book, attend a conference, listen to a podcast. The last thing you want to do after you got through your to-do list is to dig into a fascinating article on burn-out or how to scale from a small to mid-size company. …


I’ve interviewed a lot of different candidates for many different roles at our company. I’ve created reams of interview questions, both technical and behavioral in nature. I have built many interview teams and plans, with 1–1 interviews, team interviews, presentations, take-home programming exercises and writing exercises. …


I joined Apple Fitness+ on a whim (read, great advertising by Apple). I lacked motivation to work out during the pandemic and missed my running group, the MVARCs, and the sweat of my fellow Orange-Theorists.

My first workout was a 10 minutes Core exercise, and a 5 minutes cool-down. After…


Amazon’s 6-page narrative is hot in the news again. It is one of the many stories the authors of the book Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon tell while promoting their book on various podcasts, or in newspaper or blog articles.

I’ve been a fan of the…


In the olden physical library days, books were catalogued and numbered according to a common Dewey Decimal Classification system. Each book belonged on a specific shelf. You looked up books by author or by topic by consulting an index card system. The index card DDC information would then direct you…


Without a LinkedIn profile you don’t exist in the professional world.

Your HR department probably has several LinkedIn recruiter licenses to find great candidates. You may even have asked your team to mine their networks for great candidates. For hiring managers, LinkedIn provides inspiration to specify the right job title…


Today I finished my favorite book of the year. The Education of an Idealist, a memoir by Samantha Power is the most interesting book I have read in quite a while. It tells the story of a woman, who immigrated to the US from Ireland as a child. After being…

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