RIP Steve

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face…

Skewed By Consensus

The other day I was browsing through the list of world’s most popular goals on 43 Things, when I came across something one might call a “true lie”. Apparently, 25271 people want to “Fall in love” and on average it takes them 9 years…

Void Sound Of A Void Monk

I’ve been relaxing and trying to make the most of my holidays for the past few days. It’s amazing how much you can get done when in the right frame of mind. While doing some coding in my spare time lately, I’ve had a…

A Red Duct Tape

Joel Spolsky recently wrote about the “Duct Tape Programmer“: Duct tape programmers are pragmatic. Zawinski popularized Richard Gabriel’s precept of Worse is Better. A 50%-good solution that people actually have solves more problems and survives longer than a 99% solution that nobody has because it’s…