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Taking care of yourself by asking for help

Posted on 7th July 2017 at 11:04pm by Nativewired No Comment

Sometimes the same thing seems to pop up again and again within a short period of time. It might be coincidence, or it could be that I am just particular aware of that thing.

At the moment that thing is about help – especially help in connection with mental challenges.


Two weeks ago, it was #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek in England, and a […]

Guest Blog: Glitter on the Day Job

Posted on 30th June 2017 at 10:16pm by Nativewired 1 Comment

Today I got lots of curious looks from the people noticing my newest gadget: a butterfly glitter tattoo on my arm. And odd it is, wearing a child’s decorative art as an adult, isn’t it? After all we have to do serious work here, right? And we need to be efficient. And produce solutions that work in this reality. Within […]

Why it took me so long to make my playpplication

Posted on 16th March 2017 at 5:42pm by Nativewired No Comment

So for play4agile we are asked to make a playpplication (application to play: clever, right?)
See here what a playpplication is

Some things are just so important that you have to do what it takes to get to that goal – and play4agile is that important.

Basically I hate doing playpplications – so why am I doing this?

My big problem is that whenever […]


Posted on 15th June 2016 at 11:49pm by Nativewired No Comment

Today I attended a talk with a new friend that I met at GOTO Amsterdam, Michael Brunton-Spall. (Twitter profile).

He was giving a great talk about security and agile, but that is besides the point of this blog.

What struck me was his introduction, where he said his name, what he did and that his pronouns were He/His/Him. I liked it, but […]

Do you take care of yourself?

Posted on 15th October 2015 at 3:51pm by Nativewired No Comment

Do you take care of yourself?

I very often don’t…

I love to give talks that matter. And while I love agile and retrospectives to bits, these are not my favourite talks to give.

Don’t misunderstand me: I like giving them, they do matter, they are important, and they may (or may not) influence the way we/you work.

There are just things that matter […]

A story about a story

Posted on 4th September 2015 at 4:37pm by Nativewired 4 Comments

This is a story about telling a story, and the impact it had on me. Actually it is a story about three stories.


For a long time I have had an interest in storytelling. The first time I heard about it, a light bulb went off in my head ”so that is what I do, when I teach – I tell […]