Recently I watched this documentary on coded bias in AI and ML software. It has made me aware that representation of all layers of our society in tech is absolutely necessary. I highly recommend seeing it, even if you’re not into tech. Coded Bias uncovers that AI software is, unintentionally, reflecting our society’s inequalities and… Continue reading Coded Bias: a must-watch documentary on representation in Tech
Installing XAMPP on Mac
If you want to quickly get started with learning PHP, you need to install XAMPP to test what you’re building. Here’s how to install XAMPP or XAMPP-vm on Mac
MIT missing semester lectures
How well do you really know the tools you use every day to write code with? That’s the question MIT wants to answer with their Missing Semester lectures. Most programmers are taught to be proficient in programming logic and how to code in at least one programming language. What is often lacking, is computing ecosystem… Continue reading MIT missing semester lectures
Installing GIT on MAC, the easy way
When you learn to code, you’ll probably also want to learn and install Git for version control. There are several ways to install Git on Mac. The most obvious one is to go to the Git website. And downloading and installing the latest version from there. But this is probably the most tedious version. Another… Continue reading Installing GIT on MAC, the easy way
PHP web developer program at VDAB: my progress
It’s been well over a month since I enrolled in VDAB’s PHP web developer program. Let’s have a quick look at how things are going. After completing the ICT basics program of VDAB, I got accepted to the PHP web developer program around mid-April 2021. I had maybe a short week in between programs, which… Continue reading PHP web developer program at VDAB: my progress
Beginner coder on Mac? Then you need Homebrew. Here’s why.
When you start your coding journey, you’ll quickly learn that there’s a ton of tools, packages, and more that you’ll need to install on your computer. Some installation processes are more error-prone than others, but you’ll undoubtedly run into some issues either way. Homebrew: the package manager for Mac/Linux If you’re a Mac user, there’s… Continue reading Beginner coder on Mac? Then you need Homebrew. Here’s why.
Create surreal photos with RNI Aero
The RNI Aero app is a photo filter app that lets you emulate Kodak Aerochrome film on your photos. In short, the filter turns green hues into vibrant magentas and deep reds. This results in some pretty spectacular images, sometimes with an otherworldly vibe. RNI AERO: an unusual smartphone photo filter app Although the RNI… Continue reading Create surreal photos with RNI Aero
A review of ICT basisopleiding at VDAB
As part of my career path to become a web developer, I followed the “ICT basisopleiding” of VDAB. Here below you can find my experience in following this web development basics program per module and a short summary of my experience with VDAB so far.
Life update: becoming a web developer
In 2020 I took the decision to quit my job and become a programmer. I’ve been thinking about switching careers for a couple of years but I never took the leap. And then an opportunity arose where quitting my job and learning to code without having to stress about my finances became possible. A now… Continue reading Life update: becoming a web developer
Review: Today at Apple videowalk workshop
Follow my blog with Bloglovin In December last year, we had the opportunity to follow a free workshop in the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London. This is what we’ve learned and why we recommend taking the Today at Apple free workshops if you can. An unplanned decision When we went to London for my… Continue reading Review: Today at Apple videowalk workshop