What “Remind me” really says

“Remind me” is a phrase I tend to use at home, specifically when it comes to chores. It’s also a phrase I caught myself trying to use when I started exercising again. What you’re really saying is, “I don’t want to be held accountable”. It’s a way of passing off responsibility to others without appearing lazy….

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Dim sum naps are real

Especially on rainy days with a movie on in the background. Spending time with my wife’s family is always a treat, even if I don’t understand half of the conversation at the table. The food is still good and company is still fun. The food coma that comes follows is unavoidable but always appreciated. My favorites…

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Good Job

After a tough day or even tougher go-live sometimes all you need to hear is “good job”. Maybe it’s the millennial in me or a more basic human need to receive a bit of recognition but after a long few weeks and unnecessary stress those two words from a senior leader are really all the…

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No No No. Not In My House.

Wired and Forbes have started to shut readers out using ad block. They’ve taken the Dikembe Mutombo approach to ad free readers. Wired gave me 60 seconds of reading time before throwing a splash page in front of me asking to turn off my ad block or to pay $1/mo for an ad free reading…

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25

25. What an age. What an interesting cross-section of life. It’s really one of those ages where you can finally tell a story and need to a quote a year that it happened. “Oh it must have been 2002 or 2003 when I first saw Return of the Jedi.” Before 25 every story only happened “a…

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IBM Watson Thinks I’m Empathetic

After reading a geeky book, my step-dad learned about IBM Watson’s Personality Insights. Personality Insights extracts and analyzes a spectrum of personality attributes to help discover actionable insights about people and entities, and in turn guides end users to highly personalized interactions. The service outputs personality characteristics that are divided into three dimensions: the Big…

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What is hassle-free car care and why it benefits you

The idea behind hassle-free car care is rather simple but important. By allowing someone else to care for your vehicle, you ensure a safe and clean driving experience without any of the headache associated with regular maintenance, preserving the value of your vehicle. Buying and owning a car is one of the most expensive purchases…

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Struggling to find centralized resources

Cantonese isn’t a popular language to learn and I’m finding a definite lack of free centralized resources because of it. Duolingo teaches you Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, and English by gamifying language learning. Did I mention it’s free? There are a bunch of language teaching apps on the marketplace like Duolingo but…

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italki, you teachi Cantonese: My first Cantonse lesson with an italki teacher

italki is an online language learning service where you can find the best language teachers from around the world. It’s the fastest, most convenient way to become fluent in a foreign language. via italki [pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”#0000ff” class=”” size=””]Conversational in Cantonese by May 2016[/pullquote] Quickly learning a new language is never something I’ve attempted…

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