The Tender Place Between Oversimplification and Unnecessary Complexity

We work with approximations. Everything we do in our lives is based on an approximation of some sorts. We approximate the weather (hence, how we will dress for the day), we approximate the time needed to arrive at a certain place, we approximate the answers we get in a conversation and so on and so … Read more The Tender Place Between Oversimplification and Unnecessary Complexity

The Benefit-Cost Ratio Of Socializing

Going out, meeting people – the pinnacle of having fun, for the overwhelming majority of humans on this planet. Also called socializing, in some circles. I’ve been on both ends of this stick: the “monk end”, where I could spend weeks without seeing anyone, and the “people person”, where I would be surrounded incessantly by … Read more The Benefit-Cost Ratio Of Socializing

The Geeky Diaries: I’m Done With People, I’m Going Back To Coding

In one of the places I worked, as a programmer, we used to have a lot of meetings. We used Agile and worked in sprints, which meant we had to see the whole team at least once a week (some meetings were for deciding the points allocated to each task, while others to discuss requirements). … Read more The Geeky Diaries: I’m Done With People, I’m Going Back To Coding

Learning To Play The Guitar – Part One

Shortly after the beginning of the lockdown, I bought myself a guitar. It’s semi-acoustic Harley Benton from Thomann, semi-acoustic meaning it can be also plugged into an amplifier. I liked the color and shape, to be honest, and I also liked the overall price / quality rapport, those were the main criteria when I bought … Read more Learning To Play The Guitar – Part One