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”

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”

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”

I’m Not Buying It

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day, Prime Day… Sellers are definitely making a huge effort to take money out of our pockets and into theirs. We worked HARD for that money. Do I really need that fourth gaming console? Will I ever use this home exercise bike? I mean, it’s probably cheaper to buy aContinue reading “I’m Not Buying It”

There’s Electricity in the Air

Every time I charge my laptop or my phone I feel like I’m back in the ’90s. I find myself plugging and unplugging them on a regular basis to keep them going. This is a problem because it wears out their USB-C sockets. Over time, the connections become sensitive and only work some of theContinue reading “There’s Electricity in the Air”

People All Over the World, Join Paper

Sometimes you want to keep a pile of paper sheets together. And sometimes you can’t help but wonder why stapling a few sheets together is so hard. I still remember the school secretary applying her full body weight to staple our exams. When it comes to small expenses, I prefer to invest a little moreContinue reading “People All Over the World, Join Paper”

A Double Espresso, Please

There are very few perfectly engineered machines. I mean, there’s almost always a flaw. A button that’s not responsive, frustrating maintenance routines… So when I find a machine that just works, I’m impressed. The Nespresso Lattissima Touch is such a machine. I’ve been using it and its predecessor, which is harder to get now, forContinue reading “A Double Espresso, Please”

My International Connections

I believe there is not a single person in the world today that travels without electronic devices. Whether it’s a mobile phone, a tablet or a laptop. Some would carry all three, and maybe other devices, too. And, with no exception, at some point these devices need charging. This is where the trouble starts. ThereContinue reading “My International Connections”

Get to Work, Money!

I dream of one day being able to focus on my own projects. There is so much I want to do: apps, computer games, mobile games, board games. These all take time. With a full day job, time is a luxury. So I’m trying to work on a retirement plan. My current idea is toContinue reading “Get to Work, Money!”