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Hello dear you, I'm happy you have landed on this page, it reveals you are curious enough about people to want to know them better. I like you already 😃 !

Let me present myself, first! I'm Morgan alias SansGuidon online. I'm Belgian, from Brussels, the city of the Lambic and Gueuze beers🍻.

I'm a programming geek also owner of Zoemp with my partner. I'm a proud dad, also Espresso junkie, indie hacker, simplicity seeker. Occasionally trying to level up my espresso game, craft my tech or drawing skills, reduce information overload, gain online privacy, and support the projects I like and stay sane and optimistic. I love retro terminals and games, dark humor and calm/low technology.

I've plenty of imagination, an infinite appetite for knowledge, information sharing and I enjoy several passions (or obsessions); see below.


I have interests for board games, reading, writing, drawing, art, music, blogging, cooking, podcasts, meetups, learning, parenting, gastronomy, beer & specialty coffee, retro art, chess game, role-playing, climbing, walking, nature, humans, self-development, psychology, philosophy, programming/hacking, game development, teaching, entrepreneurship/freelancing, urban mobility, healthy food, minimalism, deep work, data privacy

I created this blog as I wanted to share my thoughts on different topics without being limited to the ones above. This is not my first blog, and I've struggled a lot with perfectionism and analysis paralysis before starting this one, especially as I was tempted to reinvent the wheel and create my own tools for blogging. Fortunately, I was convinced by a few former colleagues at Collibra and other folks to just take action and keep things simple, so here I am.


In 2022, I've shifted from employment to freelancing in 2022. At this time I'm no longer looking for new opportunities. You can learn more about my career via my CV (pdf) (and LinkedIn) and if you are a recruiter, you should first read about what I look for and optionally read my rant on What bugs me with tech recruiters.

Status update

Follow me using my RSS feed. Have also a look at my /now page to know what's up with me anytime.

Disconnect and privacy

* I've deactivated my Facebook, SensCritique, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter accounts, end of 2021, in order to get time and peace of mind back. In 2023 I've disabled GitHub, LinkedIn and I'm trying to get rid of WhatsApp and any centralized solution etc in favor of privacy-first open-source federated/decentralized solutions or hosting my own solutions. I in the meantime joined Mastodon but I've disabled my account by end of March 2024. This is an adventure I document through privacy-focused publications on this very blog. I'm currently trying to leave the GAFAM