Last year I read 30 books. And then I wrote an article about it. What you can learn from it is that I was never an avid reader, but more of a (very) late-bloomer. But I figured that “if you want to be successful, you’ve gotta read. A lot”. Don’t really ask me what it means, but it is what I believed in. So I focused on reading a lot for the sake of reading […]
Part 2 of Q&A on Mental Health session. If you’re not familiar with it, go check the Part 1 first!
What is this article all about, right? Good question!
My very dear colleague, Eddy Mugwiza, and I had a pleasure of being guests of Helloworld.rs webinar titled “What is the cost of Mental Health in IT Industry?” (Serbian-speaking readers can watch […]
I’m sure you’ve heard of the concept of technical debt, right? The idea pretty much boils down to – if you are writing a code, you are most likely creating a tech debt along the way. And if you DON’T repay the debt (e.g. by scheduling regular maintenance intervals), you will accumulate even more […]
Nine out of ten times, asking somebody how their vacation was, the response is along the lines of: “good, but too short!”. And you know what? They are right; at least from their point of view. Or, to be more precise, from their emotional point of view. On the other hand, I’m sure you’ve […]
If you’re looking for a one-liner for this article, here it is — by taking more responsibility and higher roles, you are NOT supposed to be MORE available but quite the contrary! You have to DEFEND your time as if your life depends on it! Or else, a burnout is a guaranteed. Choose your […]
I can’t really pinpoint the moment that got me thinking. It was probably related to the sheer number of code tests that I’ve been reviewing lately and the rising phenomena of “Framework Developers”. I’m not talking about developers who actively develop frameworks. No. I’m talking about people who actually learn to program by learning […]
I talked about this on multiple occasions. Even wrote a full blog post about it. I’ve been attending REBT (Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy) sessions for 5+ years. What I will focus on is a specific time period. Period when I was “tasked” with doing the shame-attacking exercises. Yeah. For those unfamiliar, the concept of […]
This article was supposed to be called “I am pissed”. That’s how I envisioned it. Because, guess what? I WAS pissed as fuck at the time when I wanted to write it. The only reason I didn’t was that I was so pissed about being pissed that I couldn’t even start writing about it. Go […]
Startups. This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot. It’s not just a “buzzword”. It’s a symbol of freedom. Freedom of choice. Freedom from money issues. Being your own boss. Making your own choices. Doing stuff that you enjoy doing and doing them on your own terms. Building your own startup (or shall […]