January 22, 2012

Working with idiots

January 8, 2012


mike: ok so, here’s a shape. its called a square. i want the user to see a square when they load up the program idiot: ok, got it! a circle. mike: no its a square, as i’ve written down in the doc as well. idiot: of course! haha. got it 10mins later via phone idiot: […]

The Best First Impression At Work

December 10, 2011


There’s something to be said of first impressions. They’re made particularly quickly and even before you’ve said anything. I know when I’ve done interviews that as soon as a person has walked in, I’ve already detected their level of confidence, judged their appearance and made assumptions as to how the next hour will go. If […]

Posted in: The New Job

How Not To Give A Presentation

December 5, 2011


I went to a presentation today and it was really good. Why you may ask? This is why. 1. Each powerpoint slide had 15 bullet points in size 10 font. I enjoy the headaches and migraines associated with eye strain and it didn’t distract me at all from what the slide was actually trying to […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

Let Me Motivate You!

November 30, 2011


This beast lives in our valley's of demotivation

I’ve recently rolled down my metaphorical hill of motivation. It wasn’t fun and I’d go as far in saying, that I’d prefer to roll down a real hill. I know that there are times when I’m so motivated to get something done or achieve an end that things like health, hygiene, my flailing grandmother’s request […]

Posted in: Focus, Productivity

The Power of Focus

November 28, 2011


Focus is a pretty awesome thing. I mean, it is. It can either destroy or distract (contradictorily) or build. Here’s an example. I’m following Tim Ferriss’ The 4 Hour Body. There’s a few crazy suggestions in there and I’m crazy enough to follow them. One of the suggestions is to plunge your body in freezing […]

The Joylessness of Repetition

November 24, 2011


I’ve recently been on a crusade. A crusade where I would travel to the far off lands of my habitual existence to wipe out the cursed demons that are the repetitive and tiring chores of living. Ok, so I’ve tried to make this exercise of rationalising my life more interesting and fun through my child-like […]

Posted in: Productivity, Skills