Een lang en grondig interview met Cody Hochstenbach over de wooncrisis in Nederland. Studio Tegengif is een favoriete podcast wat een soort Nederlandse versie van The Weeds lijkt te worden.

Daar ook genoemd dit gênante bericht over hoe in Nederland de dakloosheid blijft stijgen, een door en door door de politiek gecreëerd probleem.

https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/onderzoek/artikel/4775611/economisch-dakloos-thuisloos-werkenden-zonder-huis-opvang

Lifestyle Liquidations

https://www.groene.nl/artikel/broer-ik-heb-mijn-9mm-helemaal-geleegd

A very revealing article about the liquidation wave in the Netherlands of the past years. Some of the interesting points:

  • Things started going off after the police decided not to spend too much attention on victimless crimes (drugs) anymore. This allowed the drug trade (mostly cocaine) to get out of hand without too many people noticing it.
  • A lot of kids are at risk to roll into this world because they have a bad start, problems at home and at school and they want the fast money that crime offers.
  • The people you see driving around the big cars or on Instagram have probably never had a regular job in their life.
  • One way for a kid to make headway into the organization (and also financially) is by doing a hit which nets around €50-60k.

Not enough popcorn in the world to read this exposé on Booking.com.

Let’s just say that if almost everybody tells you not to write your website in Perl and you still insist on it, then you deserve all of the consequences of that decision.

But they seem to be making so much money than most of the dysfunctionality in the article does not really affect the company.

https://www.volkskrant.nl/kijkverder/v/2019/oud-werknemers-over-booking.com-het-is-een-grote-chaos/?referer=https%3A%2F%2Fpinboard.in%2Fu%3Aalper%2Funread%2F

Talk at Emerce Tech Live in Amsterdam

Last Tuesday I gave a talk at EMERCE Tech Live on the main stage of the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. It was a lovely event and it was fun being back in Amsterdam however briefly.

It was a business focussed practical riff on my ‘Designing Conversational Interfaces’ talk that may have blown some people’s minds. So it goes!

Tech Live! 22

Tech Live! 24

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Now on stage @alper on conv interfaces. The good and bad. The power of simplicity #tel17

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ThingsCon Amsterdam 2016 Talk