The year without pants!

This is one big problem with working remotely: no one believes you have a job at all.

I’m a big fan of amazing customer services, helping others when it comes to their websites and open-source projects – no wonder I’m a big fan of WordPress.

Two days ago I finished the 30th rotation around the sun, and one of my lovely wife’s gifts was a book I wanted to have ( hardcover ) and read for some time now – The year without pants.

In the last months, there are a lot of things going in my life, and I rarely manage to find time to read a hardcover book since listening is the new reading. However, this time I just put my phone in sleep mode and I’ve read about 50 pages – that’s an excellent read.

It’s not a new, radical idea for work to have meaning and for workers to have both great freedom and pride in the work itself. Instead those ideas are rooted in the origins of work; we’ve just lost our way.

I’m not going to tell you more about the book at this moment – maybe I’ll write a new post as soon I’ll finish to read it, however, so far the book is delicious, at least for me – since I’m a without pants worker for some years now 🙂


Don’t get bored! Embrace new challenges

I always believed that as an individual, I could evolve and improve my skills only by embracing new challenges and experiencing new things – guess what?! I still believe this and I decided to share with you, what I consider a kind of interesting ongoing experience.

For about six months now, I’m working for ServerSitters, an outsourcing support company that offers awesome customer support for tens or maybe hundreds of companies and, yes, they do a great job. Even, the company is not %100 remote; I must say that I was amazed by the team communication and collaboration. When I first, started to work for them, it was pretty overwhelming because working for a company that offers outsourcing support services is like working for tens of other companies at the same time ( as you might expect, each company have different policies, terms, and even server configurations. )

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To smoke or not to smoke

smoking-killsUnfortunately it’s not as easy at is sounds. I have almost 1 month since I quit smoking – why? – because I was not feeling good anymore. Along the way ( especially in the first 7 days ) I’ve had many thoughts to smoke a cigarette or at least a puff – guess what? I didn’t and I’m proud of me.

Maybe it doesn’t look like this, but unfortunately, tobacco kills. I’ve recently read an updated article from WHO that blew my mind. It looks tobacco kills up to half of its users – more than 7 million people each year and approximatively 800 000 of them are the results of exposure to secondhand smoke. What’s freaking me out is the fact that at this moment there are more than 1 billion smokers in the world.

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Long time no … Swift :)

It’s been a while since my last post and the weird part is that I’ve haven’t been on a vacation or something 🙂 Actually, I’ve worked very hard on some personal projects – of course, I’ll share them with you, but let’s take it step by step.

I’m in a very mysterious way … let’s say addicted to gadgets, programming languages and any piece of code or any little thing that can make my life easier or automate something 🙂 – that’s one of the reasons why I started to learn Swift.

I don’t want to become a full-time Swift developer but I like to be familiar with the code, or at least to understand what’s happening there if I see some Swift code – based on how often Swift gets updated and improved, I really believe in the next years, this will become a ‘must know’ if you want to create something awesome 🙂

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See you next time, Slovenia!

After ~4 hours driving through Slovenia, this is the last picture before the Italian border.

We were just in transit (by car, traveling to Italy) but on the first impression, Slovenia is  awesome – hope to visit Ljubljana at some point.