A couple of weeks ago, I got a great job offer and came close to quitting my current one. In the end, I stayed and moved to a different role internally, but it reminded me of what I need to be happy and productive at work. I firmly believe life is too short to spend at a job you hate. I learned the hard way that a bad workplace will make you dread getting up every morning.
Hating your job is draining. It wears you down, consuming the energy you’d need to find something else, and you’ll be stuck where…
I use different desktop browsers for different use cases. Firefox for work and Chrome for private surfing.
I’ve no opinion which one is better than the other. If you ask me, most browsers nowadays are more or less the same. The main reason I use different browsers is that I want to keep things separate.
That said, I like to adapt the browsers to my specific needs with add-ons. There are a couple of extensions I’ve been using for years and wouldn’t want to live without. …
Do you often feel there is no money left long before the end of the month? Do you dread unexpected expenses like a broken stove or washing machine?
For a long time, I did. I was regularly surprised by the state of my bank account. I constantly juggled which bills to pay first. I maxed out my credit cards and spiraled into more and more debt.
When I left home, I had no clue how to handle money. I didn’t have a competent economic role model in my life. My father, the main breadwinner, was an optimist, always looking for…
We all aspire to spend our whole life with one person. We’re all hoping to find someone to share our life, our dreams, the highs, and the lows.
Romantic Hollywood movies have tainted our idea of how relationships work. Not sure if you noticed, but they all end when the real relationship part begins.
What we’re left with is the idea that we will find a romantic partner after many trials and tribulations, and then all is happiness.
The reality is very different. Most relationships fail after 2–3 years.
If you want to know if the person you recently swiped…
I regularly overestimate the amount of time I have to keep up with current news and get sucked into magazine and newspaper subscriptions.
Note how I’m calling myself a subscriber, not a reader: “Ain’t nobody got time for this.”
I know this, but still, when current events get heated, and I spend more time keeping up to date with world news, I fall…
Cultural and gender norms expect women to be modest, pleasant, and empathetic. We’re pushed to be selfless and nurturing to be perceived as feminine.
Research shows that our socialization to value communal goals over our individual needs contributes to us falling behind in our careers.
In the workplace, modesty norms and the unwillingness to promote our achievements make us invisible to those handing out promotions.
Our inability to say no for fear of disappointing others leads us to accept tasks that don’t further our careers.
The result is frustration as we are left behind in the race for promotions and…
When you are stress testing load-balancers and application servers for throughput capabilities or the robustness of services you are offering, you will need a traffic emulator.
The downside to most products on the market is that they don’t offer a comprehensive feature set.
What you want a solution that mimics real-life traffic as closely as possible.
This means you want to be able to emulate a mix of packet sizes, application authentication, and multiple user sessions. Of course, encrypted traffic with various cipher suites and SSL versions should be part of the mix.
And, you will want to see what…
Sometimes when I miss you, I imagine what you would be doing right now. You would be away at university now. I imagine you’d be happy, you’d have a lot of friends, and I know you’d be doing great. After all, you inherited your grandmother’s brains.
I imagine you two would have a wonderful relationship. She’d now have the time to enjoy being around her grandchildren, Discussing political events. Debating whether it is more important to buy organic or locally sourced vegetables with you and your father.
I’m sure you two could finally make him understand that organic means neither…
Going through life feeling underappreciated, overlooked, and sidelined is a spirit-killing experience.
Many people give a 110% on every task assigned to them, take on extra work, stay longer hours than their colleagues but still don’t advance in their career.
All they can do is watch in frustration as others get promoted ahead of them while they’re stuck where they are.
Do you know you’re destined for greater things but feel you’re sitting tight way below your actual potential?
Do you notice your contributions to the company’s success aren’t being recognized?
Do you feel you’re being held back intentionally?