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  • The bullshit web and our responsibility

    My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite…

  • When do you know enough?

    “When did you reach the point where you didn’t need to read another research report, didn’t need to absorb another scouting analysis, didn’t need to stop by the bookstore… because it simply…

  • 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,…