My most recent experiences and insights

  • Social is becoming less and less social

    Social is supposed to refer to relationships between humans. And social networks are the result of establishing such relationships. People connecting with people. Platforms that allow people to tell whatever is on their minds. And other people can read it, listen to it, see it. And give their opinion. With hearts, thumbs or, if you’re …

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  • On the Treasury, the Judiciary and the security of your business

    I know this is not the first time I have spoken about this. And, probably and sadly, it will not be the last. News in the press these days: A hack through the judiciary steals data of half a million taxpayers from the Treasury. The Information Services speak of an unprecedented data leak that also …

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  • We ignore the abstract, but the concrete stings

    There are concepts that are used and abused to a point where the mind stops seeing them. Like those ads that you ignore on the side of any website. One such concept is “digital transformation”. It’s not that it’s not important. It’s just that it sounds so abstract that it doesn’t do anything for us. …

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  • Don’t wait until you are in pain to ask for a diagnosis

    It’s not common, but sometimes it happens. Still, it never ceases to amaze me when it does. It is normal for a computer system to have points for improvement. Many times, quite a few points of improvement. Some are even in the ICU. But I rarely come across a system where there is no obvious …

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  • Stop stacking stones

    Stop stacking stones

    There are few things that make me more nervous than a computer desktop full to bursting with icons. Chaos at its finest. The funny thing is when someone downloads a new file from the Internet and leaves it on the desktop. And then they hide the browser to see the desktop, and it takes them …

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  • In case of icebergs

    In case of icebergs

    I remember my first cruise. We were warned as soon as we boarded: the next morning we would have an evacuation drill. It’s great to be warned when a catastrophe is going to happen. We could only hope that there would be no iceberg in the Mediterranean tonight. And then the steps were explained to …

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