It is almost a meme in coaching, consulting and also just general problem solving in various areas of life and business: To outsiders it is pretty obvious what the issues are, whereas the insiders seem to be oblivious to them. Depending on the severity, you can sometimes even tell them …more
Boredom used to have a pretty bad reputation, and while it is slowly clearing up, I think there is still some way ahead of us to fully appreciate boredom.
Boredom is what we experience when our mind searches for things to do and to occupy itself with. It is inherently …more
On more successful dieting
It is new years eve or something like that and everyone is again thinking of really losing weight this year. Or really gaining muscle. And just as it happens, I procrastinated long enough on this post to post it on this fateful date, lol.
In this post I do not …more
while read line in bash
I always forget about this thing and the only reason I do not remember is because I have not written it down somewhere. And it is so embarrassing to ecosia it. At least now I can look it up on my own blog, slightly reducing the amount of embarrassment
Why you should start a blog
On podcasts during chores
On the 10k hours rule
In my generation and upbringing in a culture, where end-stage capitalism grass roots propaganda promised you great fortunes if you were only to apply yourself, few things were taken as granted as the ten thousand hours rule: To achieve excellency, you need to spend ten thousand hours with deliberate practice …more
Write down the obvious
I am somewhat fond of the concept of mantras, which are just short sentences you say to yourself, in order to behave in a way that seems to work better than what you normally would do.
One such mantra is "sooner is better than later" and helps to avoid procrastinating …more
Optionality not responsibility is why managers earn more
A common lie managers tell, both to us lowlifes in the workforce but also to themselves, is that their higher earnings are justified due to all the responsibility they are carrying.
Of course this can not be true, because in pretty much no company beyond a given size, managers actually …more
Why 90 percent utilization is already too much
This is basically just a post which links to John D. Cook's post What happens when you add another teller?, because I always have to search for the link.
Anyway, just in case this very nice post ever vanishes, this is one of the most important possibly counterintuitive facts one …more
The toxicity of corporate creative exchange
One of the main reasons micromanagers and decision delayers claim for wanting people come to offices, is the so called creative exchange. Brainstorming and putting funny colored pieces of paper with ideas on cardboards is not only a favorite exercise of middle school teachers trying to have an easy day …more
Kubernetes - some practices
Maybe not best practices. But some practices. Some mentions of the worst practices.
This is a small collection of things that worked for me, my colleagues and most people I talked to, as well as some things that do not work, at least not beyond a single-dev-play-around-installation or your typical …more
Fitness and timed sets
When it comes to increasing fitness for everyday tasks, the first things that come to mind are usually classical endurance activities, like low intensity steady state (LISS) cardio or sometimes even high intensity training (HIIT). A dreaded proposition for any lifter that is looking to improve fitness for every day …more
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