Happiness is not a scroll away

There's this nagging feeling that the next scroll might reveal something amazing, and you might miss it if you don't keep scrolling....

November 13, 2023

The domino effect of good habits

Some small habits are like little domino pieces that can make you go in the right or wrong direction with the rest of your decisions...

November 7, 2023

The beauty of finished software

Let me introduce you to WordStar 4.0, a popular word processor from the early 80s. WordStar 4.0 As old as it seems, George R.R. Martin used it to write “A Song of Ice and Fire”. Why would someone use such an old piece of software to write over 5,000 pages? I love how he puts it: It does everything I want a word processing program to do and it doesn't do anything else....

October 31, 2023

Avoiding addictions

Capitalism is great at giving people what they demand and making them even want things they don’t need. Once a company creates a product or service, the industry streamlines its production, distribution, and sales to maximize efficiency. The more they sell, the better it is for the business. Living in a market-driven society is a blessing if you want to buy a good fork or a reliable car. However, there’s a flip side to this coin: an entire sector focuses on enticing consumers with addictive products and services, and that’s where the danger begins....

October 25, 2023

Leaving the phone at home

I’ve been experimenting with ways to be more disconnected from technology for a long time, from disabling notifications to using a dumbphone. However, a challenging exercise still hard to do is to go for a walk without my phone. When I leave my place without my phone, I feel like I’m leaving my pants at home; the whole experience is stressful. What if someone needs me? What if I need it for something?...

October 20, 2023