The idea that you should step out of your confort zone was clearly created by someone who just likes to to jump from one thing to the next. I, for one, clearly do my best job in my confort zone, and the best way to expand my confort zone is by nudging its borders. Not […]
stuff multinational internet companies don’t get
There are a few things multinational internet companies don’t seem to understand: Location and language don’t always match – even when a users are proficient with the local official language, they may still prefer to use a different language – but there are a lot of users who may not be proficient enough to use the […]
Dividing issue nr. 354762
Today I would like to ask you about one of the big dividing issues in the western world… Cinnamon swirl, are you a hot or cold kind of person?
This is a math riddle often asked in Portugal to kids who are good at math. There are two versions of the same riddle, but if you can do one, you will most likely be able to do the other – I leave you both, just in case: A hawk flies by a flock of […]
Increase the headcount
I hope you won’t mind the direct approach, the **Some company name** team is looking for Perl developers to increase its headcount, and I was wondering whether you would be interested. Your profile is a good match for our needs. I was looking into my recent contacts on Linked in and I had a message from […]
Our responsibility for those whose lives we touch
From the little prince to the intersessions of Mercy, by the sisters of Mercy, and not even spiking social responsibility statements from corporations, our society is impregnated with the idea that we are responsible for the lives of others. With the little prince, our responsibility end with those we tame, but to almost everyone else […]
Energy and sleep
Some days I have the feeling that sleeping is essential to keep productive. Other days the fun of keeping working on something takes all the need for sleep away. It’s not only how much we sleep that matters, it seems, but also what is keeping us from sleeping.
Welcome to Hell
“Any given Saturday” (Um sábado qualquer) is a Brazilian comic from Carlos Ruas about gods – lots of them, from the Christian God and his son to the Nordic, Egyptian and the African and traditional Brazilian gods – they all show up now and then. This one strip is about hell… the conversation goes like this: […]
Just like mine… in my case I even had the excuse that in Portuguese (my native language) the expression for Homework, when translated back to english mean “Work of Home” or “Work for Home” – my home never learned how to do the homework, doesn’t matter how much I insisted.
The Dream work
One of the things that keeps surprising me is the lack of dreams. I understand quite well those who don’t do anything or that don’t manage to finish much – I’m planing on buying one of those T-Shirts that say “I put the Pro in procrastinator” – After I start writing this story I did replace […]