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Explaining the metaverse

At lunch yesterday the topic of metaverses and cryptocurrencies came up. A topic that seems to be fashionable and that sounds something like worlds of superhero hacker speculators. Or better of supervillains. The point is that, for most mortals, it’s…

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Two birds with one stone… or rather four…

A few years ago, I was interviewed for a radio programme. Nothing professional. I had attended an event and, talking to a neighbour sitting next to me, she had been interested in my approach to my daughters’ education. The thing…

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Customer first. Why?

Putting the customer first is the key to business success. All organizational decisions must have the customer at the center. Ha! And no, I’m not implying that this is bad advice. It’s a basic principle for any entrepreneur, startup or…

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Parliament fines itself

ILUSO I always like to start with this word. It gives me a lot of clues. The O is green and the I is gold. Humm. TIBIO The first I and the O are already well placed and the T…

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Quoting between cables

This morning I was sorting through the cables on my desk. Dozens of cables. Keyboard, mouse, speakers, mobile phone charger, headphone charger, cable to transfer from the mobile to the computer, webcam, lamp, monitor, router, power for everything, … Am…

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Turn over a new leaf

Do you know what the most painful thing about freelancing is? Well, the second most painful. The most painful, without a doubt, is to spend a day every quarter compiling all the information for the tax authorities and end up…

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Experts vs Experiments

It has been a long month, a very long month, without posting here.The reason, the excuse: I had to attend to a sick relative.Nooo. It wasn’t Covid.When I said I had a relative in hospital, the immediate question was Covid’s?Well,…

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Perfection is the enemy of good

How much time can be spent on a diagnosis? How much effort should be put into creating a budget that you don’t know if it will be completed? A few weeks ago, I had a telephone conversation with my mechanic…

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