When I was a kid (and teenager… oh, well still today too) I messed up a lot. I forgot things or did them in a stupid order and all of a sudden I was in an emergency. For example, I forgot that I should be in a rehearsal 1 hour away and here I was in my home, 2 hours from the rehearsal room.
Quite often in those situation someone, my parents predominantly, of course enlighten me about how stupid this was and gave helpful advice on what I should have done instead in order to not ended up here.
This made me
very mad a little upset, since those advice didn’t improve my situation one bit. I often “told” them (talk about re-writing history) about the futility of these tips at this point.
You control the disappointment dial - use it!
Walking my oldest son, Albert, to and from school is one of the highlights of the days here in Indonesia. At least when he’s in a good mood. Today was not one of those days. He was angry because something didn’t turn out as he planned. He very often does that: makes up his mind about what we should do (often involving TV or games) and then gets very upset when it doesn’t happen the way he wanted. I tried to talk with him about that and in doing so I had a little epiphany about me, the IT industry, estimates and uncertainty. Oh, I should probably add that I re-watched this great presentation by Dan North two days before. It probably affected me, to maybe be wiser than I otherwise would. Read More
Waiting is bad for you… and it’s worse than you think
I recently ran into a concrete example on waiting that showed me, again, why it’s bad. And how easy the alternative is.
At one of our facilities the cleaning has long been neglected. It was super-dirty in places and you could see that no one had clean here for months, maybe even years. A rescue operation was put into place and in just 5 days the facility was cleaned. About 15 people was engaged in the effort.
That’s really awesome because not only is the cleaning done, but the next time we clean it will not take as much time.
In this post I wanted to share some thoughts on how this is general and what we can do to avoid this situation.
To explain what just happened to the people in the room I drew this diagram on the whiteboard:
What I missed, longed for, happy to not have from fasting from social media
Tomorrow I will end a 30 day social media fast.
I got a bit overwhelmed and depressed by some comments and discussions that I was drawn into and aired it with my buddies at Aptitud. 2 minutes later 3 of us decided to go on a fast.
I uninstalled all my social media apps and removed the shortcuts to the sites. The first thing was to make it harder to use it. I was in real deep, and even felt a bit stressed that if I didn’t read my stream the first thing in the morning. The first couple of days it was pretty close that I got back in a couple of times. I realized that if I was waiting for a slow page (ALL pages when in Indonesia) I often switched over to Twitter to catch up…. And got stuck.
Full disclosure: I have been tweeting...
Screencast - What is yield and generators?'
I made another little screencast about
Koa Js. This time I
talk about and shows the concept that Koa is built upon; generators.
We’re also visting the “yield” keyword in order to understand what’s
is my new way of explaining what happens when you say **yield** in your
code. I hope you enjoy this.
Screencast - Installing Koa Js - a tutorial through failures
When your quite new to a subject the errors that you is greeted with can be quite confusing. And the solutions are often not obvious. So I did a short screencast showing off the failures that I ran into when I tried to get started with Koa. It’s a tutorial through failures, quite simple.
I hope you enjoy it.
There are also some tips that have helped me in there. If you prefer reading about how to install this it's basically the same content as this blog post.
I used my iPhone mic this time and that took some of the clickety-click...
Screencast on Getting started with Koa Js
I got a comment from a reader. That’s both encouraging and educating. Mr Robert Larsson asked me if I could show him and others how to write an API using Koa Js. Yes, sir. I can do that.
I thought that I would try something different (for me) and did a screencast out of this. I had great fun doing this and it was a bit nervous to record this (would the internet act up, would any dogs or cats outside my house be audible), but the end result was pretty good I think (Elin opened our VERY squeaky door twice but other than that it came across fine.
Please let me know what you think about the content:
As always I learned a lot in the process,...