I’m a Portuguese Software Engineer living in Helsinki, Finland
This blog is an attempt to:
- Learn better technical writing skills
- Learn Hugo framework for static website generation
- Learn basic web design skills beyond design frameworks
- A place to showcase analog photography experiments
You might find writings on the topics of:
- Analog photography
- Sailing and Navigation
2020-06-10 - I don't really want to be happy
TL,DR: Everything we are pursuing in search of happiness is making us unhappy. We don’t really want to be happy, we want what we think will makes us happy even when told otherwise. Contentment might be the key to happiness, and yet we don’t want to be content with what we have.
2020-04-16 - Asking for feedback is the right way to receive feedback
TL,DR: When you get negative feedback you instinctively get defensive. Being defensive prevents you from integrating that feedback, and diminishes its the effectiveness. Taking control of the process by asking for feedback yourself gives you control over the situation, and allows you to prepare for and control your instinctive reactions.
2020-04-05 - Tech debt - broken windows and normalization of deviance
TL,DR: We overuse the term and we wrongly call some things “tech debt”. By overusing the term we normalize having lots of technical debt. By calling small issues “tech debt” we are opening the door for larger issues to appear. I propose a stricter definition for for the term, suggest some alternative terms, and propose that we flag issues with structured code comments.