Some new words and phrases I learnt

A few months ago I had a few chuckles over a LinkedIn article about Workplace cliche’s which landed in my inbox. So I figured I should touch base here and talk about some new terms that have come up into my vocabulary in the last few weeks. We’ve been working with BBD on a project at work for […]

Save 7 lives

Meet Coleman Sweeney: Great video, right? Anyway, a few weeks ago I finally got around to doing my last Will and Testament. Capital Legacy helped me get mine… it’s free. Anyway, one of the questions they asked me when I was considering my mortality is if I would like to become an organ donor. I didn’t answer […]

When you procrastinate, you’re failing to believe in yourself

I wasn’t procrastinating when I bumped into this article about beating procrastination… pinky swear! I’ve been working on myself for the last couple of months, exorcising the demon of procrastination – because I’m not fully ‘cleansed’, a lot of the points written by the author spoke to me. The “I don’t know where to begin” excuse. […]

If you’re spending the weekend in front of a computer

Some cool links to hold you down over the weekend: Why everyone adores gazillionaire Warren Buffett, most successful investor ever – Thank goodness for 702 Podcasts, I love the Warren Ingram features which you can follow more of here. 5 Simple and effective ways to improve your memory today – According to the article: “Outsourcing out […]

String.Format(“Stuff {0} didn’t know”, _pronoun);

I’ve been doing a bit of code cleanup and refactoring lately, and as part of said refactoring, ended up replacing a lot of concatenated strings with String.Format(), I wasn’t sure where I picked up this String.Format() habit and why I do it, so naturally, I googled it and ended up at this enlightening SO article. Other than improve […]

You’re doing it wrong: Newsletter Marketing

A few weeks ago I meant to write an article titled “When daily deal marketing goes wrong.” It would have been inspired by two newsletters I received in that week. The first from Incredible Connection who sent me a ‘deal of the day’ email at 16h03 (that’s less than 8 hours to take advantage of […]

Stuff I didn’t know yesterday: Leap years

Somewhere between being a bouncy hungry to learn everything teen and boring 9-to-5’er, I rounded up a full year to 365.25 days. It’s actually 365.24219 days, which makes my year longer by over 11 minutes. It would be July 15, 2017 today if no Leap Day existed. (via This Isn’t Happiness) Anyway, I know we use the […]

If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone

But struggling and suffering, as I now saw it, were the essence of a life worth living. If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not constantly demanding more from yourself—expanding and learning as you go—you’re choosing a numb existence. You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip. –  Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions […]