• "Defunct hiring process" follow-up

    I got offered (and accepted) the job at the company which called me five minutes after getting home from the "post-rejection" meeting. Cambridge Technology Partners gave a much better deal. The moral of the story: If the risk is all on your side, just say no!

  • Confessions of an ex(?) newbie

    Today Months ago it hit me that I should properly ask forgiveness for my crimes committed against the IT community. I have, in no particular order:

  • Keyboard wishlist

    As a follow-up to the great keyboard rant by Rob Manuel, here are a few suggestions rants to the keyboard manufacturers.

  • Reader's Diggest*: A New Kind of Science, by Stephen Wolfram

    Cellular automata can produce patterns which could some day be useful to most of the sciences.

  • Tesla Roadster vs. SAAB

    Since I first found the website of the Tesla Roadster, the electric supercar has never been far from my thoughts. It's about time I got to making some calculations of just how far this dream is from reality. Don't worry, there are anyways too many confounding factors for this to be really serious.

  • Spam punishment calculation

    When a spammer is caught and convicted, how should you calculate the punishment? Here are a few factors to take into consideration:

  • Is the U.S. evil?

    The reputation of the U.S. has been taking a beating for decades now, and even more so since a lying adulterer gave up his office to a lying warmonger. Let's see if a few search engines can give us an idea of what people think...

  • Defunct hiring process, or: How not to gain trust from potential employees

    After turning down a job at a company in Geneva, and discussing the contract, employee rules, and interview process with the boss for about an hour, I'd like to summarize why I ended up not taking the job.

  • The Bikeshed plugin

    Here's a wish for a plugin to all the worlds' email writing software: Implement the self-policing functionality outlined by Poul-Henning Kamp in his brilliant A bike shed (any colour will do) on greener grass.... The post is well worth the read, but I'll summarize the ideas:

  • Email client reviews

    Considering the age of email as a technology, and the plethora of clients available, the situation is tragic. Here is a line-up of the clients I've used the last few years, and the reason I stopped using each and every one of them. Some simplifications are made, such as in the use of words like "cannot". Yes, there are often hacks to circumvent the limitations. No, I won't go into why using a closed source, 4 year old, unmaintained, 3rd party plugin is a bad idea.