Selfportrait as an assignment for my photography class
at the local Academy of Fine Arts.

Hi, I'm Steven, and the above is my favorite quote.
I'm an electronics design engineer with experience in microcontroller application design. I've worked in consumer audio and home electronics (aka domotics). Previously I've worked as a software developer, both for administrative applications and PC applications for alarm systems. You can find my full professional profile on LinkedIn .

Meredith Belbin  has developed a set of team role profiles  and a self-perception inventory. Results of my self-assessment tell that my preferred roles are plant and resource investigator. Plants are “innovators and inventors and can be highly creative”. Resource Investigators are “good communicators both inside and outside the organisation”. (For copyright reasons I can't publish more about these profiles here; please contact me for more information if you're interested.)

I'm being called a maverick, being “an unorthodox or independent-minded person” (OED). A description which also returns in Belbin's characterization of his Plant team role.

My native language is Dutch, and I speak English fluently. I also speak French, Italian, and German.

I'm not active on Facebook or Twitter. If my friends want to know how/what I'm doing (my “status”) they have to call me and talk to me. It shouldn't come as a surprise then that I hate phubbing  with a passion.

If you want to know what kind of things I'm interested in, I have some of them on a couple of wishlists.

I live in Belgium, near the Dutch border, at roughly 51°10' North and 4°08' East.