My Apple lock down because of Google’s greed

So I have three devices from Apple currently serviced, all three bought last year. My iPhone SE’s touchID stopped working, my iPad Pro 10.5 started to feature white spots on the screen, and today my “made to order” iMac 21″ shut down all by itself and won’t power up anymore. What is this? What are… Continue reading My Apple lock down because of Google’s greed

Work division and romance

I think that if we were to choose the greatest breaker of romantic relationships is applying work division principles to chores. If you’re after the increase of efficienciencies while playing house, you will get either one of divorce, therapy or a dysfunctional family — given the exception where both parties are high functioning sociopaths. When playing house efficiencies… Continue reading Work division and romance

Marketing, the art of buying customers

Marketing is meant to find out what people expect or want, deliver the results to the product team, and then communicate the results of product development or innovation to the people, so that people find out that their problems have been solved and expectations met. I’m sorry that’s old news. New news is marketing is… Continue reading Marketing, the art of buying customers

What if we had an Advertising ID API in the browser?

With an Advertising ID I could be in charge of the things I want tracked about myself, an opt in participation, not only a generic yes or no, instead, a detailed approach on tracking. If I had an advertising ID that the browser allows me to manage, and which would be common across all browsers,… Continue reading What if we had an Advertising ID API in the browser?

Gratuitous Gratitude Hides Habits

Beware of habits as they turn choices into destiny. I can find no other concept more oversold than gratitude. It is like gratitude is the single most rewarding emotion that humans are able to feel. However, in my experiences so far, this is not the case. Being grateful on demand is a wisely distorted blackmail: what… Continue reading Gratuitous Gratitude Hides Habits

What is work ethic?

You can’t teach someone work ethic. You can’t. “Work ethic is a belief that hard work and diligence have a moral benefit and an inherent ability, virtue or value to strengthen character”, Wikipedia instructs. In my past 18 years of professional interaction with people, I found that work ethic is a deeply personal experience which… Continue reading What is work ethic?

Status update

Most of the people on this planet are currently upset. Some of them are also sad. There is a huge gap between what you expect and what you accomplish. Expectations are all so high because of things you neither control nor asked for. Accomplishments are so little because we’re highly rewarded for doing insignificant work.… Continue reading Status update

Is there a Tinder for friends?

An OKCupid for finding people who like you, that you like back. A place where sex is secondary, some possible distant outcome. A place where everyone has zero interest in finding a significant other, but total commitment in finding significant people. I’m thinking swipe right to mean “I’d like to hang out with you”. Facebook… Continue reading Is there a Tinder for friends?

A surprisingly simple way to make good decisions

A decision framework. To generate work is no challenge. Finding which work matters, and the right order of execution, is the real challenge. That is: deciding. It makes a lot of sense to think of a decision like a weight measuring of arguments and pick the side that is heavier or lighter. This is easy.… Continue reading A surprisingly simple way to make good decisions

Pro choice does not mean the right to not have children.

The “choice” is the right to not have your children. Important distinction. You should make it. Balls are not for money shot fluid. Wombs are not for beach body support. Both are for producing new humans. We’re raising a generation of men and women who view having children as entirely optional, and I believe this… Continue reading Pro choice does not mean the right to not have children.

You can’t make something out of nothing.

Why? Because: There isn’t anything in nothing that may become something. It is important to understand nothingness and the repercussions that its existence has on your existence. If nothingness exists, only then is existence truly absurd. Otherwise, however weak the something is, there is purpose. Purpose is merely the existence of a next step in… Continue reading You can’t make something out of nothing.

This dream that I’m dreaming is my reality

This dream that I’m dreaming is my reality. Yet, this idea, “reality”, as if there is any “fakety” to oppose it …, what do we mean by it? The real is opposed to the imaginary and reality is a summation of everything that is real, as in not imaginary. But what if I imagine something that… Continue reading This dream that I’m dreaming is my reality

New eternity in 5, 4, 3 …

There is no God willing to torture you for an eternity, because eternal torture is boring. There is no eternal happiness either. Eternal happiness requires both eternal awareness and your freezing in a particular state, but if you don’t change awareness is zero, therefore happiness is maximum right before it changes you so that you… Continue reading New eternity in 5, 4, 3 …

To be straight, don’t be gay.

The truth about the gay community is that the stage of complete acceptance into an overwhelming straight majority is very far, simply because not being gay is part of the definition of being straight. You see, people have always known, deep inside, that sexuality is fluid and that sexuality only rarely manifests externally solely based… Continue reading To be straight, don’t be gay.

Manipulation works because people like to get smart for free.

People want to be smart by default. You can see it in the way a child becomes frustrated if another child understands faster whatever information. The manipulated gets information and arguments and chains of inference and deduction with no effort. They do not verify information because they have the same. human problem with giving back… Continue reading Manipulation works because people like to get smart for free.

Change your denominator.

Being a human in this day and age got limited. I feel like those kind of questions which were asked once with great reverence, are today barely referenced as conversation starters. People don’t want to go in depth anymore. What scarred me is that the shallowness is not the kind you find at careless teenagers… Continue reading Change your denominator.

Things generally suck because of product innovation

Here is a short theory. Product innovation is all the work which satisfies one of these two outcomes: A) it increases the size of the core user base B) it increases the amount of added value for the product This is it. Really. And you can see this in place at the current Behemoths of… Continue reading Things generally suck because of product innovation

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Autumn evenings Summer mornings Spring days Winter nights

To people who don’t eat animals

You are doing it wrong The right way to not eat animals correctly is, behold: don’t eat animals Whoa, imagine that. I mean, literally, that is all you have to do. But you’re failing at it. I am tired of articles eliciting this kind of self hatred that supposedly should make people stop eating meat and animal… Continue reading To people who don’t eat animals

Actually, the world is eating software

Aren’t we lovely when we’re delusional? Er, I mean all high on hope. When you think of software eating the world you imagine: an automated heaven, filled with people being paid for leisure time a symphony of orchestrated machinery, working for some hard coded greater good hidden, but constantly communicating, systems that combine streams of data… Continue reading Actually, the world is eating software

Rich people love sociopaths

The best of the best never lean back, and this is wrong. Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination… Continue reading Rich people love sociopaths

How to make better decisions:

Why does Warren Buffet live in the same house he bought in 1958, despite his wealth? Why did Mark Zuckerberg buy all the houses around his property? Why did Bill Gates build himself the uber- home? Why did Richard Branson buy an island? Long story, short Your environment is decisive on the decisions you make. The… Continue reading How to make better decisions:

4 Steps I Always Take To Fail

Success is counted sweetestBy those who ne’er succeed.To comprehend a nectarRequires sorest need. I’m a failed entrepreneur, which makes me a great employee. I’m a failed implementer, which makes me a great architect. I have a track record of unsuccesful projects, which makes me a great analyst. I failed at so many things I basically lost… Continue reading 4 Steps I Always Take To Fail

Should cancer be celebrated when it hits the people you despise?

It is not plainly wrong, that you can be sure of. There is a nice brain teaser in considering wether it is fair, right, correct and so forth to rejoice the imminent disappearance from the life time space continuum of some person, in this case John McCain. 1 First we have the basic tenant of when… Continue reading Should cancer be celebrated when it hits the people you despise?

It’s Samsung’s fault for Apple’s shitty products

Listen, there currently is no “next big thing.” Internet of shit. The “cloud” of no server admin. Ai. Yes, no capital “i” there. Voice Assistants. Text Assistants. Seriously? Everybody is busy crunching numbers, to analyse the present and predict the future, in an industry made by geeks to pleasure simpletons. The iPhone, with all its… Continue reading It’s Samsung’s fault for Apple’s shitty products

Brainstorming is for solutions, not for ideas.

What headline should I use? A story about a camel? Here is why: people don’t gather around the campfire, buckle up for smarty pants time and start throwing ideas into the air! People tell stories around the campfire. Also, families don’t sit at dinner, put the genius hat on and emit weasel ideas to each other,… Continue reading Brainstorming is for solutions, not for ideas.

Opportunity Is What Happens When Luck Meets Preparation

Take the other pill: Yet, who am I to argue with Seneca? I think, all opportunity is based on a weird arrangement of the universe, on a specific moment. I think, there is no opportunity without luck. This might well be the reason for ninety-nine in one hundred startups failing. And, it is a soothing fact for… Continue reading Opportunity Is What Happens When Luck Meets Preparation

The 14 Forms Of People

The checkbox people I am one. Has a list, must check it all. The radio button people They find one aspect of life and identify completely with it. The textarea people I’d like to be one of these. The interesting ones but also potentially boring folk. The text input people They’re very good at oneliners. The dropdown select people Like… Continue reading The 14 Forms Of People

This is the reason Elon Musk has rockets and you don’t

Elon Musk pretends to know shit about rockets. Listen, your brain is very good at two things: making structure out of unstructured data finding patterns in structured data The brain is great at figuring out how to organize streams of unknown data, and we call this process understanding. The brain is great at recognizing patterns in… Continue reading This is the reason Elon Musk has rockets and you don’t

Top Five JX Patterns

JX = Justification Experience What? You never heard of JX? Well that’s because I invented it, half an hour ago. And because I am not famous, yet. But hey, you’re here, aren’t you, reading this, so let me explain. “Justification Experience” is when we reply to legit questions with justifications instead of real answers. That’s… Continue reading Top Five JX Patterns

The best things in life are free,

but: always arrive late the couriers suck come in a shitty box you cannot refuse them they’re free because they usually come as a bonus to the very expensive next best things in life also, everyone has them, so no bragging rights and everybody has literally the same free best things in life, nothing custom… Continue reading The best things in life are free,

Why finding “10x” developers is so hard

I work on web development projects for over 15 years and the biggest challenge has constantly been: quality human capital. It is really a weird situation, in a domain that is so technically inclined, where people face with problems that may boggle some of the greatest minds, to be set aside instead by problems of… Continue reading Why finding “10x” developers is so hard

When to Delete Everything

Did you notice how we create complexity to solve complexity? I did, and then I wanted to delete everything. Tabula rasa means blank slate. It is coming from the requirement of erasing by melting the layer of wax used to write things on back in the Roman days. In time it has transcended this mundane… Continue reading When to Delete Everything

Why do people believe decriminalising sex work means encouragement to become a sex worker?

Is it legal to be a stunt man? It is.Is it legal to be a miner? It is.Is it legal to be a stunt pilot? It is.Is it legal to be a deep sea fisherman? It is.Is it legal to be a lumberjack? It is. Do people flock to do these types of extremely dangerous… Continue reading Why do people believe decriminalising sex work means encouragement to become a sex worker?

Sudden Realism

There is nothing, because nothing is. Simple tasks are the hardest. Amazement is temporary. Everything is a habit. Before habit there is no memory. Everything is fast. Before fast there is non-existence. In the continuum of existence, pain feels like a relief. Existence is numb. We’re such circular creatures. When the circle breaks we’re free.… Continue reading Sudden Realism

​It’s laws that are made to be broken, not rules!

Rules should be challenged. Laws should be broken. Both laws and rules are conventions we choose to respect so that we are allowed by other humans to thrive on our own. Yet laws are far more complex than rules. Rules should be simple. Laws should be complex. Complex rules and complicated laws are nothing but inflicted… Continue reading ​It’s laws that are made to be broken, not rules!

Medium feels worse than blogging

​I’m finding it harder and harder to write on Medium. First of all, apparently I currently write only for a few members of Medium.com, which I could name by heart if I wanted to, and that’s actually a problem because I shouldn’t know their names, because I have over 2000 followers. Yet, the more followers I… Continue reading Medium feels worse than blogging

To Worship

Do not worship out of hope. Worship out of curiosity. ​Gods always start at the top of your forehead. The most abstract ideas and the most incomprehensible concepts are at the basis of all religion: Chronos (time), Brahman (space), The Word (consciousness). Then they get lower and lower. They deprecate, they decay, and are finally… Continue reading To Worship

“It is not death that a man should fear, but never beginning to live.” No shit!

I hate FIMO inducing quotes. This, dear Marcus, is so scary. I must miss a button or something, because I just can’t begin to live. I can’t. I am alive, hence I am living. And I fear death because it is so unreasonable. I think we should all fear death. We should. Death sucks. You know… Continue reading “It is not death that a man should fear, but never beginning to live.” No shit!