Google knows when you buy
Got several notices to this article in the Washington Post about some new features Google is flaunting to it’s customers: Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff. Somehow Google has got it hands on creditcard data to tell them when you buy stuff. Almost the same as Uber got your receipts from Lyft provided by Unroll.me. I wonder where it will end, who is selling your data without you consent.
Setting up a new mailserver with MIAB
Just finished setting up a new mailserver using Mail-in-a-box and moved one of my existing domains over to it. After testing it at home on a VM I discovered it was extremely simple compared to doing it all yourself as I’ve done untill now. Moving away from my Mac mini to a VPS first meant setting it up and configuring it all by hand. Mail-in-a-box takes all that away, it just ask for your email adres for a login and thats it.
First encounter with Hugo
I’ve been looking at developing a static website for quite some time, always been held back by the still complicated setup that was required on the writing and generating end of the website. This was untill recently when I bumped into Hugo. The only thing required here was a golang binary and a directory structure. After some playing around with it and finding the ease of use with which you could use templates I wa sold as you can see from this website which curently is completely static and generated by Hugo.
Funding SOA infrastructure is difficult
When you start with SOA you get some funding to buy the software, install it and develop your first services. The next services you develop will however be funded by projects. The requirements for that new service will be dictated by the project as it will be the first consumer of that service. To develop that service into a more reusable service will require more deisng and development time and therefore more funding.
Why work doesn't happen at work
This is another one of those inspiring talks from TED.com, this is Jason Fried from 37signals explaining how work gets done according to him. It explains me why I get the most of my work done when I’m alone in the office in the early mornings or late afternoons. I do have to show this to my manager. I’ve also bought and read the book called: Rework: Change The Way You Work Forever.
Simon Sinek; How great leaders inspire action
This is one of those TED talks I regularly watch to get inspired. Simon Sinek goes looking for why some fail where others succeed. The answer is: Why? The difference in people failing or succeeding is in the answer to the question: why do they do it.. If I look around myself in the workplace this has become one of the questions I’m asking myself. Why is this person here, what drives him.
No One Needs Permission to Be Awesome
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."