A few weeks ago, I was hailing a cab to bring me to the airport. A middle-aged gentleman showed up, was very polite, and there was nothing unusual about it. The ride from my home to the airport takes ~20–30 mins, depending on the current traffic situation. As soon as I entered the vehicle, he started talking. See, cabbies in my hometown, unlike Uber drivers who are suspiciously quiet, are very opinionated, and they let you have it. I’d lie by saying that I don’t prefer a cab ride to an Uber one, especially now, when they’re priced the same…
If something’s too complex to understand, it’s definitely more complex to implement.
Most of us who have been engaged in any kind of project development, are all too familiar with the project management tools, such as JIRA, Basecamp, Zepel, and many others. They all have similar features and can be useful when utilized properly.
Sometimes, these project management tools get in the way of clarity, depending on how these tools are implemented and managed. Generally, the more people are involved, the kludgier it gets.
In work, like in everyday situations, knowing what to do next is the ultimate differentiator between…
In the spring of 1941, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and its capital Belgrade were occupied by German forces, despite coup d’état and protests that happened immediately after the Yugoslav government formally joined the Axis forces. Particularly brutal bombing campaign brought the Kingdom of Yugoslavia to effectively surrender and allow German forces to occupy the country, uninterrupted.
By July of 1941, the country-wide uprising against Germans was in full swing, and the Yugoslav government, in order to preserve peace and order, issues now infamous “Appeal to Serbian people”*, essentially asking the citizenry to put down the arms and “work” against the…
If you pay me well enough, I’ll pretend that I care…
If the Pandemic thought us anything, it’s mostly realizing how dreadful our pre-pandemic life was. For an average white-collar office worker, pre-pandemic life consisted of nothing but dread. Now that we found our joie de vivre again, we dread the idea of having to relinquish it. No wonder that everybody’s hating the idea of returning to the office so much.
For those of us with bad memory, here’s a quick reminder of what it was like.
If you’re talking to a man who says that he’s 70% correct, you can probably trust him, because it seems reasonable.
If you’re talking to someone who says that they are 80% correct, you can still trust them, with a seed of doubt.
If you’re talking to a person who states that they’re 90% correct, you can still trust them, with a bit more doubt.
If you’re, however, talking to someone who states that they’re 100% correct, you can be 100% sure that you’re talking to a fool”.
I admit. I’m spending too much time on social media…
With EURO 2020(1)? in full swing, it seems like a perfect time to reminiscence about the topic from the title of this article: why Americans generally don’t care about football.
Ever since we’ve arrived in the US, a quarter of a century ago, I was perplexed that the most popular sport in the World isn’t popular here. All this time I was trying to come up with valid reasons why it is so, considering that Americans are suckers for everything British😎, and there’s hardly anything that’s more British than football. They’re also big sports fans, as well. I’ve had countless discussions…
I’ve been wearing dentures for several years now. On and off, but mostly off, except for foods that need chewing. Contrary to what one may expect, there are some positives of wearing them.
More than a year into the Pandemic, on the 24th of May 2021, our company decided to hold an important, all-hands-on-deck Zoom meeting.
There was only one bullet point on the agenda: working from home.
The tension in the ether was palpable.
OK, guys — started our CEO, who visibly gained some weight and lost some hair in the meantime, enthusiastically.
Now that pandemic is waning down and the vaccines are rolled out successfully, it’s time to return back to the office! Back to normal! — feigned the CEO.
But, but… — the buzz was audible. Everybody started talking at…
When contemplating life and one’s characteristics, I’ve noticed that an unusual number of very important ones start with the letter P (in English, that is). Not being into numerology, I chalk it up to coincidence. Here are some of them.
Every activity should have a purpose. E.g. why am I doing this post? Well, first of all, to express some thoughts/feelings. Second, to relate to potential readers that may find it useful. Third, because I love writing. There’s more, but that’s not in the scope of this article.
Life also should have a purpose. A lot has been written on…
“The only person you can’t learn from is yourself” — Anonymous