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.
Category: State of Mind
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.
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.
If you’re leading a team, big or small, at your startup or in a multinational,…
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.
FQL Console is a simple Facebook application allowing you to learn more about your friends, by answering questions like:
Who are the single girls from my friends?
Who are the single guys ?
What girls are in complicated relationships?
What girls are in open relationships?
Who among your friends in an open relationship?
For the past few days, I’ve been spending my spare time working on an simple and fun app that allows everyone to browse their Facebook friends in a more interesting fashion and find out new things about their friends.
While the app is functional, I’m still crushing some usability bugs.
I’m not a designer, so don’t expect anything too breath-takingly eye-catching.
I am however a very curios person, so do expect something that satisfies your curiosity.
Embedded below you can find a copy of my diploma project. Let me know what…
The leap forward which I expect in the next 20 years is nano-robotics – the intelligent micro-machines with the above mentioned properties. There are two main paths human kind could take in order to reach that goal …