About myself


I'm Steven. 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 and Italian, and am currently taking a course to improve my 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. But social studies have shown that many people find a telephone too direct. Sorry? Does that mean the end of conversation? Never have your social skills suppressed by a technology device like a smartphone.
It shouldn't come as a surprise then that I hate phubbing with a passion. At first glance Alice and Bob seem to spend some time together, but actually Alice is checking Carol's status on her phone and commenting on it.

If you want to know what kind of things I'm interested in, I have some of them on this wishlist at Amazon.

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