Month / July 2018

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  • Professionalism

    This morning I was visiting the hospital with my pregnant wife. She’s in the 39th week and over the course of the weekend, we had some concerns regarding the health of the…

  • The 4-day workweek

    In this enlightening article from the New York Times, Charlotte Graham-McLay reports about a company from New Zealand that tried something out. They switched all their employees to work only 32 hours…

  • Sorry to say, but you’ve been hacked

    Please excuse this email’s subject line. Did you receive an email like that before? As I wrote a few days ago, I did.

  • Things happen for a reason

    I am currently reading a very interesting book: “Principles” by Ray Dalio It was recommended to me by several sources, most notably by Sebastian Marshall. Sebastian focuses a lot on personal improvement…

  • Test driven development

    Test-driven-development. There’s no other way to do this.

  • Software development on construction sites

    A few days ago, a friend told me about the construction site that is located right outside the window of his living room. He was, understandably, complaining about the construction workers starting…

  • Did you just click the link?

    Perhaps you remember one of my last newsletters, back when I wrote them from the 5minutenpause.com domain. I told you that I switched the content format to plain text and that I…

  • GDPR, or: How I stopped worrying and love my users

    A few days ago I received an email from my bank where I keep my business account (n26 if you want to know), informing me that my personal details including email address,…