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Hardware Engineer at @Algolux. Computationally curious.

Since I transitioned from working all day on my personal MacBook Pro to receiving a work computer for a new engineering position, I decided to go for the only financially wise thing: selling my beloved 16" MacBook Pro to live off the 2018 iPad Pro I had around for iOS app development as my main computer for my personal life.

While I loved the feeling of knowing that I could open and run anything on the MacBook Pro — aka a conventional laptop — the idea of moving solely to the efficient machine that is the iPad Pro was appealing…

The PH1, first iteration for a brand-new phone company at the time named Essential, was a first-of-its-kind. Featuring the first borderless display back in 2017 with his waterdrop notch, titanium sides, and a ceramic back, it was and still is a stunning piece of technology.

Style aside, this phone had another promise: extended functionalities via modules. Making use of two pins on the back of the phone for power, and wireless connectivity for data, the Essential Phone came out with only one accessory, a 360 Camera.

But while an Essential Dock what long-promised, it never came out to the public…

I’ve got a cool kettle. Many people have got a cool kettle. It boils up water in no time. Yet if you do your tea properly, you know that fully boiled water at 100 °C is going will literally ruin the fragile green tea leaves.

It’s been very common lately to see cheaper and cheaper electrical kettles that do temperature management. They work wonders, and I would really like to have one.

But there’s one problem. What if I don’t want to throw mine away?

Yes, I could try to sell it. Yes, I could forget about the $30 it…

The last past three weeks have been a blur. With the self-imposed goal at finishing my Master’s thesis by this academic term, one and only one thing was on my mind: submitting it for the first style review, today. It’s the starting point of the next thing, yes, but this morning felt different. All pressure fading away, new bullets on the todo-list failing to appear. It’s done, it’s over. Wait, where am I?

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This morning was calm. This morning was different. One last figure to rerender, then the subtle click on a submit button. I’ve been putting in the hours…

Thoughts after 5 months of writing on Medium.

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I’ve always liked words. Grammar, idioms, either in my native language or foreign. At school, I’d often spend hours refactoring every piece of writing I was assigned to. I didn’t really know why at the time.

After having read thousands of Medium stories since I discovered the platform in 2015, I finally came to the conclusion that I had to try someday. And that day was about 5 months ago.

My first two stories were actually quite different from the rest: one was an open motivational letter for an internship I was looking for, and the second, while surprisingly very…

Certainly the most productive month of my whole life.

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Wow. What a month it’s been.

I had planned high goals to achieve for me. But I managed to do even more. I’m almost done with a small Android app that I started to practice new skills, read two books, continued my quest for learning Mandarin Chinese, finished the new version of my portfolio, and gave a lot of thoughts to a book-notes project that I decided not to pursue — yet thinking about it was pretty cool.

This may sound like nothing, but I’m very happy about it. As always, what matters the most isn’t the end result, but…

But rather a jealous misconception.

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For the most part of my life, I have been racing in mountain bike competitions.

Since I’m old enough to take part in the Elites races of my country, I’ve had to endure countless hours of training. During the season, it can easily reach 15 hours a week.

And fun isn’t the word I’d use to describe this spare-time activity. During the almost-daily interval training, you have to continue till you can’t hold the targeted power. Till you can’t take it anymore.

How do I know if I went far enough? Was it my mind that forced me to stop…

In the holy place for lessons about self-improvement and success that is Medium, one can read everywhere that watching TV is one of the worst habits that someone can have, and that we should all drop it.

Most Top Writers praise reading books instead. Books indeed enable continuous learning, reflexion and don’t prevent us from falling asleep.

The idea of dropping TV is backed by the fact that many people are just laying on the couch during their spare time. Doing nothing but consuming entertainment like reality shows or pointless mainstream news reports. …

The correct definition of a real entrepreneur.

From Pexels.

With the incredible and barely followable pace that’s been going on in our society during the last decade, it is becoming clearer and clearer that most jobs are going to disappear. And the time schedule isn’t centuries, but rather a couple of decades, or even years.

Following the path of great leaders we all heard of, more and more people are quitting their regular employee job to get the status of Founder or CEO. They may feel this tendency of jobs shifting and want to act before it’s too late, or they’re just better off working on their own.


A great way to kick yourself where it hurts, at every single new browser tab.

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I really have to stay focused on this. Alright, let’s do this.

Snap, I forgot to find a Christmas present for my sister.

** CTRL+T | **

Exactly one hour later:
— 911, what’s your emergency?
I lost my focus, once again, can you help me?

This happened to me a week ago.

Not the 911 part, but still. I had planned to get some work done on my programming side project. I didn’t. Luckily enough, I did find a present. But it wasn’t the right time to handle this matter.

I had lost the focus game…

Pierre Jacquier

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