Over the years I have written about issues, commented on events, or simply shared stories which I hope are worth sharing.
For example, while rebuilding this website, I came across a story of a seminar I attended at THiNK in 2012. The topic of the lecture was The anatomy of an pandemic by Prof. Ian Lipkin! My last line in my blog about that was prophetic: “I cannot help but think we will hear of Dr Lipkin again…”._ Amazing when you read that blog again after our experience with Covid, the reason I featured it on the home page again below.
These are some of the authors I have met and whose books I have enjoyed.
After two years cycling in the Dolomites, I missed last years’ tour in the Pyrenees due to a bad fall in Goa. That had caused my family a lot of stress and me a lot of frustration of not being allowed to cycle by my doctor. The reason of my fall became never clear. I am still alive due to quick action by Sylvano, a friend of mine, as normally I always cycled into town on my own…
You start to work on a new project and you are happily coding away and seeing results until the number of functions, event listeners etc become too many and you have to clean up your own mess in a much more organized manner. You scratch yourself behind the ear and wonder why you did not do that right at the start…
The problem is that you only realise certain shortcomings after having done a certain number of web pages.
Why do you show up even when it’s hard? That was the title of a recent Strava post trying to explain the atlete in you. Reflecting on challenging events is important to moving forward.
On the border...
A couple of weeks ago, I had again joined the Tour de Tolerance, a group of cyclists eager to climb mountains. The destination this year: the mighty Dolomites in Italy.
As a kind of a prologue, five of us commenced in Innsbruck and cycled across the Brenner and the Jaufenpass to Bolzano (137km, 1964m).
In any business environment these days you almost invariably have all your data in different systems. A single ERP may be the driving force behind your organisation but having a monolithic system also limits you.
This is the reason I am very enthusiastic about Jamstack, a new standard architecture for the web. It relies on microservices, APIs to various sites to get the data from plain text files. So often you have data available but it is a pain to link it.
The Chinese word for crisis consists of two characters representing danger and opportunity respectively. Symbols of wisdom and extremely relevant with the current Covid-19 raging the world.
On 1 January 2016, the 17 sustainability Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development officially came into force.
I had seen these goals and frankly thought of them as somewhat idealistic. I was cynical as to how companies would be persuaded to adopt these goals.