What’s Your Worth?

How much am I worth? I often ask myself that question. I believe the answer is relative. At the highest end of the scale, we have very few people. Elon Musk, at the top of the list, is evaluated at roughly $200 billion. That’s $200,000,000,000. That’s 2 followed by 11 (!) zeros. His worth isContinue reading “What’s Your Worth?”

Smile

I drink a lot of coffee. I mean, I could easily drink ten cups a day. While I enjoy my coffee, it does come at a cost. One of the most noticeable side effects of drinking plenty of coffee is the stains on your teeth. Since I can’t ignore the coffee stains, I have toContinue reading “Smile”

Nothing To Hide

My life is completely exposed. A quick Google search would tell you my name, the name of my company, my work history. My every detail lies bare. Why, then, do I care when a company like Facebook forces me to share my details with it? Does Google really care about my browsing history? They alreadyContinue reading “Nothing To Hide”

Turn Off The Light

It is said reading in the dark hurts your eyes. Well, that’s not true. At least, at the time of writing, there is no proof of it being so. I actually like reading white text on a dark screen. It reminds me of my early years in front of a computer. But it’s not everyone’sContinue reading “Turn Off The Light”

Inkredible

I spend hours a day reading. Whether it’s posts, articles or code, I read A LOT. A while ago, I discovered my reading could become much easier. As an added bonus, I learned I could also reduce my printing costs. So, what do the two have in common? Fonts. It turns out there are reallyContinue reading “Inkredible”

A Lazy Singleton

Every profession has its own jargon. It helps convey ideas to fellow professionals quicker. Some terms are more important than others, because they encapsulate a whole solution with a single expression. The software world is no different. We have plenty of terms we use on a daily basis to convey software (or hardware) ideas. TermsContinue reading “A Lazy Singleton”

Do I Have To Do Everything Around Here?

My time is limited. Between work, sleep, eating, training, washing and tidying up, it’s hard to find time for anything. There are simply too many things to do. Many of these things there’s no avoiding. Trust me, I tried skipping sleep. It doesn’t work very well! Other things, however, you don’t have to spend timeContinue reading “Do I Have To Do Everything Around Here?”

Smooth Operator

“I’m calling about your accident”. “This is HMRC, please call us back for the tax refund you are owed”. The number of scam and spam calls made on a daily basis is astounding. It feels like the phenomenon is out of hand. What’s more frustrating is that our phones are helpless. They can only recognizeContinue reading “Smooth Operator”

Not Now, Email

Procrastination is vastly different from owning your time. Not every task can (or should) be done straight away. When an email comes in, it tries to bite into my time. Some emails are real time sinks. Those lead into forms or tasks I would have to perform to address them. If I actioned them allContinue reading “Not Now, Email”

There’s a Hole in the Bucket

I love automation. Automation is all about taking the repetitiveness and time consumption out of menial tasks. It is also about reducing the error rate. Unfortunately, there are some tasks that seem too painful to automate – at least for now. One of those tasks could really save me money. I’m talking about checking myContinue reading “There’s a Hole in the Bucket”