Road Ahead

It’s been nearly a year since I wrote that post: A new chapter. During that time I did a bit of traveling, spent a fair amount of time slacking off at the beach (you can’t resist that during summer time in Australia), but most of all I was studying. I was keen to deliver on my resolution to pick up lasting fundamental skills. As I already had an experience with online education and found it as good, if not better, than in-person training, I went for online courses again. Read more →

How to separate a stuck windsurfing mast

I’ve been windsurfing a few years but I didn’t have my own board. Whenever I wanted to go for a ride, I rented a board from SHQ at Sandringham beach. That was Ok, and I had a lot of fun, but I was confined to a single location. Besides, SHQ only has beginners’ large boards and small sails available for rent, and after some time riding on them started to feel dull. Read more →

How to set up Git on Windows

I finally found a way to set up Git on Windows in a way that it isn’t painful to use. Here’s how to do that: Uninstall all installations of git, TortoiseGit, etc. Install Git Extensions. The easiest way to do that is via Chocolatey package manager: Install Chocolatey Install Git Extension package package. Install Git Credentials Manager for Windows That’s it. Git Extensions come with a handy fully-functional UI. Read more →

Focus

I listen to a few podcasts every week. These are weekly shows I’m subscribed to and listen to every episode. My most favourite one is Freakonomics Radio. I love that show because every week Stephen Dubner and Steve Levitt take ordinary ideas we are so used to that we don’t even pay attention to them, and turn them on their heads. Just like Mythbusters blow things up “for science”, the Freakonomics’ authors turn conventional wisdom inside out, all in the name of economics. Read more →

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