Kitchen Joe

I like smart solutions. There’s something elegant about a smart solution to a problem. It’s interesting how sometimes we are not even aware of a problem until we see the solution. One place where I seldom think of the problem before I encounter a solution is the kitchen. I work with what I have, andContinue reading “Kitchen Joe”

Let It Go, Let It Go

When I pick up a challenge, I have a strong drive to push through. The longer I go at it, the less likely I am to want to quit. It’s not an uncommon phenomenon. In fact, it has a name. The sunk cost fallacy means the more you invest, the more committed you are toContinue reading “Let It Go, Let It Go”

Non-Operating System

I’m a Windows user. I’m a Mac user. I’m an Android user. If you’re reading this, you’re using at least one operating system. It is my humble opinion that all operating systems are a disappointment. None of them do what I expect them to. I’ll explain. An operating system is meant to be the glueContinue reading “Non-Operating System”

If You Take A Walk, I’ll Tax Your Feet

I pay a hefty sum in taxes. In a sense, this is good, because it means I have a decent income. Of course, if I had a much higher income, I’d probably get away with paying less to no taxes. You see, when you can afford expensive accountants, you can get away with paying noContinue reading “If You Take A Walk, I’ll Tax Your Feet”

The Apple Scourerâ„¢

We pay a premium for brand. Take a cheap product, slap a brand logo on it, and you can charge much, much more for it. But here’s the thing. Brand used to come with a promise. A promise of quality, of service. This, in many cases, is no longer the case. When I buy beans,Continue reading “The Apple Scourerâ„¢”

Bathe In The Sunlight

I hate keeping secrets. I believe I’m quite good at it, when I need to be – but I hate it. They say that sunlight is the best disinfectant. I’m a strong believer of that. There are two main reasons for me holding this belief. The first is this: keeping secrets is stressful. Every actionContinue reading “Bathe In The Sunlight”

The Fountain Of Knowledge

I love learning new things. In my day to day routine, I don’t get to do that often enough. That’s why I turn to books. The greatest challenge with reading for me is finding out which book is a good investment of my limited time. Luckily, I’m not the only one facing this problem. ThisContinue reading “The Fountain Of Knowledge”

Same Same, But Cheaper

Imagine I discovered a cure for cancer. Now imagine instead of sharing it with the world, I locked it in a box and gave no one access. Imagine I came up with a compression algorithm that could make computers store twice as much data. And imagine I locked that away, too. This is our world.Continue reading “Same Same, But Cheaper”

The Punch Card Is A Lie

What are my goals in life? When I’m stuck in the day to day routine, it’s easy to lose sight of my target. How close am I to hitting my target? Am I progressing in the right direction? How can I tell? More importantly, am I measuring the right thing? Knowing what to measure isContinue reading “The Punch Card Is A Lie”

Put It Down And Back Away Slowly

As a developer, I am often faced with difficult problems. I sometimes find myself staring at the screen for hours trying to figure out a solution. Other times, I try tens of different approaches to solve the problem. And then I hit a brick wall. I’m out of ideas. Nothing I try works. It seemsContinue reading “Put It Down And Back Away Slowly”