An interview about entrepreneurship and more

Florin Rosoga Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Florin Roșoga, an entrepreneur from Cluj-Napoca (one of the cities near and dear to my heart) on the topic of, well, me... The discussion centered around entrepreneurship, work ethic and money. I tried to be as frank and direct as possible. The interview is in Romanian, it's in podcast format … Continue reading An interview about entrepreneurship and more

Stewardship or possession?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIqb8rWJfGA What's the healthier, saner way to view that which have or enjoy? Should you regard it as a possession or should you see yourself as a steward of it? What's the better long-term approach to these matters? Join me for a (non-religious) discussion of the subject in this video. I'll talk about various topics … Continue reading Stewardship or possession?

Unscrupulous customer care at Apple

This is one of those posts I don't enjoy writing but this must be said. I have a mid-2011 27" iMac (with AppleCare). It has now broken down three times for the very same problem (its video card goes bad). Other things on it also broke down, like the SuperDrive. Bottom line: Apple has refused … Continue reading Unscrupulous customer care at Apple

At the office

Here are a few photos of objects around my office, taken a few years ago. One of the photos has the exact date and time when it was taken written on it, but not in the typical way, where the camera imprints the text in the corner. I'll let you see it for yourselves. Enjoy! … Continue reading At the office

Nokia: from a bright past to a dim future?

A few months ago I bought a Nokia X3-02 "Touch and Type" cellphone, and I'm sorry to say that I'm disappointed with it. I've been gradually let down by it over time, and in the end, it's just not what I'd hoped it would be. In the store, I was dazzled by its small, thin … Continue reading Nokia: from a bright past to a dim future?

How to watch Netflix from abroad

At the start of 2009, when I left the US to spend most of the year abroad, I was an avid Netflix subscriber, and I looked forward to being one even as I lived abroad. There was a loophole in the Netflix protocols which allowed my wife and I to watch movies from outside the … Continue reading How to watch Netflix from abroad

A long commute may push you toward divorce

I've been a proponent for telecommuting for years, and I'm glad to see more proof -- such as this article, which presents research from Sweden, where they've found that long commutes (around 45 minutes) make you 40% more likely to divorce, and also re-inforce gender-based stereotypes, where the man will usually have the better job and … Continue reading A long commute may push you toward divorce