Playgrounds And Balloons

I was with Bianca at a playground the other day. She was drifting around, playing with as many toys as she can touch, the plastic, soft ones, being her favorites. Building a house out of plastic bricks, floating in a pool made by plastic balls and so on. At some point, an entertainer came in. … Read more Playgrounds And Balloons

How Sleep Can Help You Become Better

If you came here thinking: “finally, there is one self-improvement technique that will allow me to sleep more and be great”, well, I hate to disappoint you. Because it’s not going to be about sleeping more. But it’s not going to be about sleeping less, either. Now you’re curious. I can feel it. Good. Curious … Read more How Sleep Can Help You Become Better

The Utterly Incomplete Guide On Monetizing Your Blog

Half of my life I lived under a communist regime. Among other funny things under a communist regime, money, or, to be more precise, the lack of it, was something pretty common. So, I started to learn the value of money very early, mainly by the absence of it. Why am I telling you that? … Read more The Utterly Incomplete Guide On Monetizing Your Blog

How Not To Feed Your Daemons

Everybody has daemons. And I’m not talking about those small, dormant, discrete programs running in the background of your computer (I know a few programmers are reading this blog so I thought to cut any ambiguities from the start). I’m talking about real, active and powerful forces which are acting in a disruptive way. Sometimes … Read more How Not To Feed Your Daemons

Life Is A Pitch. And Then You Win

I can’t take credit for this title. At least, not for the whole title, only for the second part. The first part is actually the name of an event at which I was invited just a few days ago. It was a four hours long event dedicated to young entrepreneurs, specifically web entrepreneurs. I was … Read more Life Is A Pitch. And Then You Win

How Does A Two Year Long Promotion Looks Like?

Two years ago I started a special promotion on this blog. It was a “let’s do it just to see if it works” kind of promotion between this blog and a Mac software producer called Mariner. Basically, each month I was releasing a special promo code, available only here, which will give to its happy … Read more How Does A Two Year Long Promotion Looks Like?

What’s Your Surface Test?

Lately, Victor, my 13 year old son, had some trouble in school with maths. When he asked for some support from my part, I jumped right in. We don’t live together, so we met in various places around the city, trying to accommodate each other schedule. By the way, that’s another advantage of being a … Read more What’s Your Surface Test?