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Blåmes

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Bluebells

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The forest floor just behind our street in Brussels is in full hyacinth bloom right now, just like famous Hallerbos.

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Late Spring

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Spring is very late this year in northern Europe. Finally, things are looking up though.

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Two Brewery Visits In Westflandern

Over Easter we visited Westflandern, the north-west corner of Belgium. On short notice we did not manage to get into one of the historic breweries, but high-tech in large and small scales sure was intersting as well: Kasteel and Kazematten.

Many more pictures here.

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Why social media are manipulative

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I'm listening through the back-log of Sam Harris' podcast for a while and today it was time for Episode #71 on the fight for time and attention, which I found very enlightening.

We've all had mixed feelings about social media and other technologies that are optimized to gain and keep our attention, so I found it helpful to get some vocabulary for thinking better about this topic. I won't summarize it here, go listen to it!

If not, then one take-away message certainly is:

Technology is not neutral!

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Trattar

From forest to soup in under two hours. These are Yellowfeet.

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Bilen Leffe

We did it! Went ahead and bought an electric car. A four year old Nissan Leaf, aka Leffe.

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Tröskenrännet

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At a swimrun-event last week-end.

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Lego VLT

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This fantastic model of the VLT sits at ESO headquarters. Watch the video timelapse of the building process.

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