Born in Gent in 1970. Spent several years in school and university, with a (very) brief spell at the pilot session of the Central European University, and a somewhat longer spell in various things to do with the European Youth Parliament.
Ran Yusupov’s House, a Fidonet BBS in the late eighties. Started creating websites in the early nineties and hasn’t stopped since.
Internet professional since 1994, first as web designer, then as project manager, and finally as managing director for Netpoint NV which became Amercom België, and as a free-lance consultant since 2004. Webmaster of the College of Europe since January 2005.
Lives in a mediaeval house in the centre of Gent with Sandra and children Zelie (°1999), Louis (°2001) and Jan (°2004) and cat Hecate (°1993). Tends to take loads of photos and write down his opinions and feelings on just about anything.
Special interests: information architecture, user interfaces, history, lava lamps, macro photography, science fiction, television.
Currently reading (amongst other things): Donna Tartt’s Secret History. I found it so overhyped at the time that I never got to it. Remedying that now: it has it’s very own spot in the bathroom.
Read recently: (September 22nd) Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman’s latest. Warmly recommended vintage Gaiman.
Looking forward to re-read: The Name of the Rose. Umberto Eco. Why? Because I’ve only read it one and a half times and it was years ago. Sue me.