You Get What You Give

If there’s one thing I could probably never get enough of it is good books. Since I got my Kindle, I stopped buying paper books. I have gone full digital. There are many advantages to digital books. Being free is not one of them. Imagine my joy when I found a way to get bundlesContinue reading “You Get What You Give”

Fix It

Stuff breaks. I can’t begin to count the times my phone screen broke. Laptops stopped responding. I used to just replace any broken product. Unfortunately, this was both expensive and not so great for the environment. Then, just once, I thought I’d look up ways of fixing my broken stuff rather than replace them. TheContinue reading “Fix It”

One For The Ladies

I’m glad I wasn’t born a woman. Life seems hard enough as it is being a man. Wiser people said it before. John Lennon comes to mind. I don’t want to cover the pay gap, the differences in working conditions, or even the relative absence of women in IT despite their clear added value. TheseContinue reading “One For The Ladies”

Hmm… Let’s Get Those Crisps

One of the most time consuming menial tasks I have is grocery shopping. It is also one that can easily become a money drain. This is why I spent a lot of time trying to optimise it. Here are my takes to date: 1. Don’t shop when hungry The first thing I did was notContinue reading “Hmm… Let’s Get Those Crisps”

Like An Open Book, Part 1

I love books. I’ve loved books since before I could read. When I did learn how to read, I remember walking to the library while reading the last book I borrowed. I’d then read another book in the library and borrow one for my walk home. I remember how exciting I found Joules Verne’s stories.Continue reading “Like An Open Book, Part 1”

Watch It

I don’t watch live TV. The whole notion of being fed content with no control puts me off. For years, that was the primary way to consume content. TV, radio, even newspapers. We had very little control over our content, if any. Then came VOD. Then came music services that let us listen to whateverContinue reading “Watch It”

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”

Pay By Usage

Recently, my wife and I noticed we were spending most of our time on Netflix just searching for new content. With the pandemic freeing up a lot of our time, we’ve consumed all the interesting content. We also have Amazon Prime, so we’re in no rush to watch content that isn’t exciting for us. TheContinue reading “Pay By Usage”

Who’s In Charge?

I remember as a kid we’d have batteries everywhere. Most commonly, they’d be in the fridge, so they’d last longer. When you’d need one, you’d pick up a random one and hope it still has some juice left. More often than not, it didn’t. It is a bit surprising to me that you could stillContinue reading “Who’s In Charge?”

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”