Being Crazy is Context-Related

Being crazy is context-related. That is, crazy in one context, is normal in another. If you doubt me, then picture this: Your house is practically engulfed in flames, and your uncle, who is visiting for the weekend, is silently reading a newspaper on the recliner. He's the crazy one, while all those about him are … Continue reading Being Crazy is Context-Related

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Mortuary Slogans and Sales Pitches

Here are a handful of slogans and sales pitches you may find amusing when your loved ones kick the bucket. Please come again! One way or another, I will. Preferably as the corpse. Better late than never! True. I thought the mother-in-law would never die. Leave it to us. Good. The corpse started to stink … Continue reading Mortuary Slogans and Sales Pitches

Why You Can’t Be Sure You’re Having a Midlife Crisis

You're 40 years old, and staring down the barrel of middle age. Time for a crisis: the things you've wanted to do you feel you can't do anymore. The time for change is now. And so you panic, and do some crazy shit... like start gardening. Or quit your twenty-year long career of Inside Sales … Continue reading Why You Can’t Be Sure You’re Having a Midlife Crisis

Your Job Requirements are Excruciatingly Extensive and Excessive!

I've been applying to jobs for more than six months, without a single offer. I honestly believe now that it isn't me, but that job requirements are excruciatingly extensive and excessive... To the point that I'm thinking the only way to get a job is to literally beg for one, getting on one's knees, and … Continue reading Your Job Requirements are Excruciatingly Extensive and Excessive!

Why You Can’t Find Quality DevOps / Software Engineers

Wondering why it's a real pain in the ass to find a quality DevOps or Software Engineer? Simple: it's you. You expect too much from one person. Software Engineers are not project managers. Software Engineers are not system admins. When I went to college, I learned there are two fields of thought in computer science: Hardware and Software. They … Continue reading Why You Can’t Find Quality DevOps / Software Engineers

You need to move out of San Francisco

Holy jumping shit, read the quotes in this article: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/05/success/podshare-co-living/index.html Apparently, someone's trying to solve the high cost of housing in San Francisco, by creating a bed on a bunk bed that can be rented for $1200/m. Read that again: rent a bed for $1,200/month.  That, to me, is a sign that you need to move … Continue reading You need to move out of San Francisco

An Open Cover Letter to Hiring Managers and Business Owners

Imagine it’s morning, and you’re walking on the sidewalk looking for coffee. Someone stops you and says, “I know how to find the best coffee! I’ve found the best coffee for ten years! I can tell you where to get the best coffee, if you give me $5, so I can improve my coffee finding … Continue reading An Open Cover Letter to Hiring Managers and Business Owners