My journey into Microsoft

Ever since Dr. Milan Milanovic published the interview, I kept being asked for additional details on how I got a gig in Microsoft. And I think it all stemmed from the fact that my path was rather unconventional and that it breaks the stigma of most what is known. I’m happy that’s the case. And […]

Escaping the Quicksand

There’s a trend. There’s definitely a trend I keep observing these days. Highly motivated Software Engineer, a rockstar, one pushing the boundaries of innovation and melting the limits of implementation, eventually ends up drowning. Drowning in their own frustration. It starts harmless. Slightly decreased motivation, a few harsh words against management here and there, but […]

On the Meaninglessness of Life

“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.”. Those are the wise words written by one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. Douglas Adams […]

Sorry Santorini, but you suck

I was really trying NOT to write this article. Really. It took me a full year of trying to stay silent and keep it buried inside that memory coffin. But I just can’t any more. I can’t because, it’s not just the fact that I keep seeing people seemingly enjoying spending time on a blazing […]

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