Angelino Desmet

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Digital assets


Creations

Portfolio, Flickr, facebroek.

Lists

Books, movies, music, games, software.

Fun

Skateboarding, running, chess, playing catch.

Values

Flippancy, minimalism, virtue, antitheism (⚛️).

Podcasts

Very Bad Wizards, Waking Up with Sam Harris.

Words

Who is the smartest human being that's ever lived?, Science recruit blog, More people should quit social media.

STEM

Pi is 'wrong', Triangle of power, 2P-1 may be a Mersenne prime! Why help find 'em?, Run a Bitcoin full node, Bitcoin resources.

Influences

Rodney Mullen (1,2,3), Elon Musk (🚗 🚀), George Carlin, Christopher Hitchens, Epicurus (1), Sal Khan, Jackass, Matt Stone & Trey Parker (1).

Quotes

"In a world of true abundance you shouldn't have to work to justify your life." —Sam Harris (1,2).
“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” —G. Stanley Hall
"If teaching is reduced to mere data transmission, if there is no sharing of excitement and wonder, if teachers themselves are passive recipients of information and not creators of new ideas, what hope is there for their students?" —Paul Lockhart

Experience

Skatepark volunteer > digital assets, stocks > sporadic amateur host at a philosophy café > lifeguard > rookie voluntary firefighter > co-founded Instrumentheek vzw: a non-profit tool library > freelance amateur photographer and writer for SUB magazine.

Education

University: philosophy 1, linear algebra 1, statistics 1 (KU Leuven) > MOOC: natural disasters (McGill), Khan Academy > firefighter (Wobra), lifeguard (Bloso) > college: game dev dropout (DAE: 1,2), nursing dropout [x2] > high school: accounting-informatics.