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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…

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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…

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To test or not to test. That is the question

Testing software is my daily bread. Sometimes for my clients. Sometimes for myself. Sometimes just out of curiosity. To find out what’s on the market that can always give you ideas. When you have the solution somewhere in the back…

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Preserving traditions

Why is it so hard for us to remove things we don’t use? To maintain tradition. Because we don’t have to make decisions. Because… A few weeks ago we painted my office. And I took down everything I had on…

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Speaking in hieroglyphics

“Creation of a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure to host the new Business Intelligence services with outsourcing of IT Managed Services.” No, it’s not a hieroglyphic. It’s part of an IT services offer that a company owner has received. He forwarded it…

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The IKEA effect

In 1989 I joined a company that had just launched a new computer system to manage travel bookings. In 2013 I left the company. And the same computer system was still handling travel bookings. 24 years. Obviously in IT, as…

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Unnecessary complications

I don’t understand why, but people really like to complicate their lives. At least with their businesses. And especially with businesses that are not yet up and running. The logical thing to do should be to go to the minimum…

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I don’t have time to make time

I’ve just got off the phone and that humorous cartoon of a couple of Cro-Magnons sweating and pushing a trolley with square wheels stuck in the ground while saying to another one standing next to them with round wheels in…

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Free consultancy

Twitter is usually a space for inconsequential messages, motivational quotes and people trying to convince others that they have the absolute truth. It is often difficult to filter out the people who provide something of value… or entertainment… or both….

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