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No blogpost. Just a poll on the design of my blog.

I’ve noticed that most other blogs are a bit less cluttered than my blog. Without things like the tag cloud or a list of blogs they follow. I think my blogs clutter could turn off some people, so I could remove some of these things. I’m not sure if it’s a good idea though since I don’t really care either way, so would you prefer my blog with less clutter?

The truth about egalitarian design

An enlightening article about design


We are all designers We are all designers

‘Design thinking’ is being sold as a methodology for sticky problems. It is also being sold as a process that just about anyone can use to solve ‘wicked problems’. Either something is slightly inconsistent between these two claims or it’s one hell of a method.

‘Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need weird shoes or a black turtleneck to be a design thinker’ Tim Brown writes (HBR, June 2008). ‘Nor are design thinkers necessarily created only by design schools… many people outside professional design have a natural aptitude for design thinking, which the right development and experiences can unlock’.

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Svalbard or Spitsbergen

Island Svalbard
Source:  is also mentioned later on


I was looking at this map that shows you where free wifi is available around the world and I, for probably the first time, noticed the name Svalbard and ended up googling the island.

I didn’t know my country (the Netherlands) originally discovered, the weird thing in the Arctic ocean, I always see before finding Iceland.

Well maybe I did. I vaguely remember, talking about it with my dad and one of my friends, before said friend went on vacation to the Island. But I’m not sure, my mind has been playing tricks on me lately, and it might be a false memory it created to make sense of the new information I found… You’re not really in the mood to help me anymore or are you subconscious… *insert funny voice* No! You’ve neglected me for far too long, ask me again when I’m not angry at you anymore in a decade.

Wrong assumptions in free market theory

It’s 4 o clock in the morning, for some reason I have the urge to run around for while. I don’t really know why, maybe it’s because my sleep rhythm is kind of weird right now, maybe some other reason. So I go outside to run for a while and I see “oh no it’s raining… oh well I’ll just do a small lap and go home quickly.” While running I continue thinking about economics for a while (because that’s a topic I’ve been thinking, quite a lot about for a while now) when I think “hum the way you think about it right now, that would make a pretty good blog post.” Continue reading Wrong assumptions in free market theory


Well it’s kind of surprising to me but the day I start this Blog is the day I find out that the nickname I’ve been using for years (Selon) is the name of a chemical formula. In English the structures name has another e behind my nickname but in my native language (Dutch) it’s exactly the same


Back in highschool I did like chemistry but at the end of highschool not that much anymore. But in my physics classes I’m not a total stranger to chemical formulas, even though now I’m more into the math side of physics than in the chemistry side of it.

Why can studying be so depressing

It’s not because the actual content is worse than an actual job or highschool. It’s because it isn’t supposed to be as bad as an job or highschool, it should be something you really like that your passionate about, because if it’s not it shapes your live into an direction you don’t want. If you study mathematics for example but can’t stand to see equations the jobs you will get later in life will still be about equations for a long time after you have finished your mathematics degree. That is why it’s so depressing if you don’t like your studies (anymore) because there is too much pressure to at the very least like what you’re doing and if not find something else you like.