Author: Bogdan

November 29, 2014 / / Solutions Architecture
November 28, 2014 / / Business Pitch
November 25, 2014 / / #RandomThought

This summer I decided it was high time for slimming down, mostly because I got tired from the simplest things – like going up the stairs for 4 floors. So in the way worthy of a project manager with engineering background, I set an objective, I made a plan and I started tracking the metrics. After all … You cannot manage what you do not measure.

Read the PostThe Analytics Behind Losing 15kg in 3 months

November 19, 2014 / / #RandomThought

One of my personal projects which had been put on the back burner for to long was publishing a book on Amazon. The somewhat controversial subject is a process-modelling engineer’s view to dating: what metrics to track, what behaviors to expect, what rules of thumb to apply and what action to take.

I wanted to avoid the whole how-to-get-laid-tonight approach altogether, as I believe in dating, as in other aspects of life, a balanced view is preferable to immediate results based on fake assumptions. Under the disclaimer that the stuff presented in the book should not be used as a recipe or as an ultimate truth, I aimed to give the readers some tips, a few new perspectives and some good laughs.

Read the Post“Chicks for Geeks”

June 22, 2014 / / Technology

The cloud is all the hype now, but most people don’t keep in mind that it is not a silver bullet or a panacea. The cloud (or more technically speaking), the use of large scale virtualization is recommended for specific use cases. In this article, we’re going to go through these use cases for which the cloud is recommended. In the final chapter, I am going to emphasize some of the caveats, traps and risks associated with transitioning to the cloud.

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March 15, 2013 / / #RandomThought

Yes, you should focus on doing one thing (job, project, business) and doing it well. Yes, you should try several times with several approaches before you give up. Patience is a virtue – up to a point – then it becomes pathology.

Read the PostAm I Beating a Dead Horse?

March 12, 2013 / / #RandomThought
March 11, 2013 / / Technology

I came up with the idea for this post after one very simple thing happened: some of the documents from my Google Drive disappeared. For most of them, I had no backup. Fortunately, they got restored a few months after I reported the issue. But it was enough to get me thinking.

Read the PostWhen the Cloud Fails…

March 11, 2013 / / #RandomThought

All I’m saying is you should be aware of the downsides and shouldn’t drink the Kool-Aid. Know fact from bullshit and don’t lie to yourself on behalf of the company (“they’re gonna make me Executive Shelf Stocking Manager next year”). Don’t take empty promises and beware of fake principles which people use to push their agenda. Try to work in a profit center instead of a cost center, because bringing in money gets you a better image. Failing that, try to work in a department which is at the business’ core, because you’ll matter more. And while having a good personal relationship with co-workers is great, remember that you’re doing your job for the money – making friends is a secondary objective.

Read the Post10 Things You Should Consider before Taking a Job at a Big Corporation