Saturday, December 31, 2011

What's your New Year's Resolution?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Beware of Pessimism or F#@king December

So it's December again. Last year I published a top 10 list of things that will not change in 2011 and boy was I right. Nothing changed 10,000 news cycles later. I’m rarely happy about being right. I would much rather watching everything I predicted being disproved one by one.

December is always another proof we are nothing but animals following our primal instincts but instead of migrating to the warmer south looking for food and breading grounds our thoughts go inside looking for comfort and a brighter future (and let’s face it, breading grounds always). For the Regular Joe it's never an easy time but this year in particular. And not because of the stupid TV commercials.

In a sentence, I'm 30 and still waiting for my great thing to happen. That pretty much sums it up. Every year it’s the same repeating sentence. But 2011 brought something new; I'm starting to realize it may never happen

It could be. Many very talented people wait their whole life for this something to come with no relief.  And I am talented. I'm a grade A awesome at almost anything I do. It's just a bunch of wrong turns that brought me to this place I'm having trouble sleeping every night. Yeah… f#@king December.

Q1 Crisis

A while back I wrote about how our life is the most important project we will ever do. According to my life Q1 (0-30 years) report I am not achieving any of the goals I previously projected.

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. I try to make a new resolution every morning as I think every day is important and anything can happen.

If you look at the report you’ll notice I was doing great until somewhere around 2005 when I somehow spiralled out of orbit. Since then I’ve been shooting through space looking for something with enough gravity to pull me back into orbit.

Don’t get me wrong, I regret nothing and I learned from everything I did. I have accumulated more wisdom, knowledge and experience than anyone orbiting the same thing all his life.
But this haunting underachieving feeling is the worst.

All I can say is you are not the only one looking for an orbit and it’s time to create your own gravity force because space is big but not big enough for everyone.

Have a great 2012 and yeah… December…

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Here's Where A Christmas Post Belong

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Infographic – How Happy I am According to Wi-Fi Reception

I've been talking a lot about the influence the digital world has on our everyday life and about our right for happiness and… stuff.

I can talk and complain till kingdom comes (in a non religious way) but I'm a victim just like the average Joe (not to be confused with the Regular Joe).

I recently moved to NYC and was surprised to find out the Wi-Fi availability well… sucks!!

Once I'm surrounded by 2 walls and a window from any direction I have no cell reception not to speak of internet access. I know… America and Africa don't just sound similar.

I found out that while eliminating all other factors effecting my immediate level of content,  those little moon-shaped bars representing Wi-Fi reception has a linear effect on my "happy happy joy joy" level.

I know… too deep to swallow.

To make it easier to understand I made my first ever infographic:


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Friday, December 16, 2011

Everyday Dilemma – Should I Stay at a Job I Hate Just for the CV?

It is not actually an everyday dilemma as much as a dilemma people face every day.

There are 2 major decisions in every man’s life: Who to merry and the choice of occupation.  But it seems there is a difference in the rules between them.

Every time I hear someone express his discontent from his work place, there is always one question that people ask first. “How long have you been working there?”
Any sound man will tell you that quitting a job before you’ve worked in a company for at least a year doesn’t look good on the resume, and that it’s better to suffer a bit more and after a year you may quit. At least you’ll have a year experience on your resume.

Naturally it is never what a person wants to hear. He wants to hear that if he is unhappy than he should quit and find something else that will make him happy.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Playboy, For The Articles - Retro Style

"I read Playboy for the articles" is one of the most worndown, used, corny sayings in the world. It’s been used in every sitcom, comedy,movie and what not.
Truth is Playboy does portrays or dictates in some way the times it lives in.

I must admit I don't always think about how much the world has changed since my childhood years and frankly it's a whole different world now. So when I saw at a flea market the Playboy issue from the month I was born at (June 1981) I knew I had to buy it and not for the nice nudeness of women old enough to be my mother.

Without too much words, check out how much the world has changed through some of the ads from Playboy June 1981:

The old bare shoulder on the cover - classic

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