I Will Post More Than Just Programming

I’m thinking on changing the main topic of this blog.

I’ve been thinking on what to do and I have not decided yet. This blog started as a Programming Blog but at this point I’m not sure which direction to take.

I’m thinking on creating a blog with advice on how to be productive, share my best tricks to success but I’m not sure.

This little post will just inform you what is coming up.

I may change my mind, I don’t know, I might just post about different topics including programming. I think that is the best way to explain this post. Expect more than just programming.

I’m also thinking on adding pictures to my post, let’s see how it goes.

Mario

Reorganizing Projects Post 2

I have been working on reorganizing a lot of stuff in terms of things that I do on a daily basis. I will be other than working and spending time with family working on other personal projects not related to technology or anything else but personal responsibilities that consume time that I have been unable to update the blog.

Something interesting that I did during this time is work on some other topics like organize personal finance and health. I have been working in a system to eliminate procrastination, I started doing exercise again, take care of my health and some other topics, it’s hard to organize so many things such as domestic payments, responsibilities like pay taxes, take care of personal car, healthy, finance, and the list goes and goes.

Sounds like a lot of stuff and it is. What I do to keep all these things moving forward is to work a little bit on any task as much as possible and that keeps my motivation up, at some point I plan to design a system that I can share that might be useful for other but I need to test it first and make sure it works 100% of the time with success.

I also have been watching videos to stop procrastination, started by searching in youtube and found out a guy who explains how procrastination works, it a story about a monkey and some kind of urgency monster, that gave me some relief because made me feel like I am not the only one who falls into procrastination but it did not really helped me to overcome.

The problem with procrastination is complex to be solved, there are so many things that needs to be taken into count and so many disciplines like psychology, neuroscience, management and so on, so for me to really be 100% effective and productive I need to start working in a system.

Let me tell you  a bit about my system, it is true, we don’t want to feel like slaves when we are on our spare time, we want to be free and take control but when we see our to do list and we see thinks like file taxes we immediately know that that task will take more than 4 or even 6 hours of our lives and we don’t usually have that time on a random day, another think that I noticed with big overwhelming tasks is that we will not complete the task unless there is an urgency other wise our mind will tell us that we can do later and postpone, the only solution that I see to this problem is to divide the task in small pieces and  complete a piece day after day.

Let me give you an example, let’s say that you have a 3 hours task to do to deliver on sunday and today is monday, you know that that task will take 3 hours of your monday that you can use to see tv, surf the internet and have a walk or go to dinner to a restaurant. You just don’t want to do that and lost every other plans that you may have, the common path is to postpone until sunday and do the work, end with your plans for sunday and be frustrated and do the task. You know that you will be frustrated on monday, thursday, friday or sunday, there is no chance to end with frustration but if you do on sunday you feel like somehow you win since you did in last minute and you take advantage off the free time in advance.

My alternative is to split the task in little task, insted of one 3 hour task you create 6×30 minutes tasks and commit to work daily from monday to saturday. You just watch your list and say, hey, there is a 30 minutes task that I can complete now and continue with my life, it’s not a big deal. A have been using this system with success and has worked so far, ended with frustration.

Well, that was just a preview, I might create a longer and better post to explain all the steps with better examples but I will talk about that later.

Well that is the reason why I have not been posting, I don’t have a schedule to post so I might create a task to post on a weekly basis just to catch up but we’ll see… no promises.

Thanks
Mario

Re-Organizing Personal Time Again, Less Blogs

Hi there, I will again maybe put the blog on pause again. On pause until I find how many hours a week I need for the blog and once I create a system to consistently put updates in a organized way.

This time is not that I have another thing to do, this time I’m about to put the blog in pause just because I want to do less and enjoy more.

Personal anecdote, for years I have been trying to do to many things and the same time, and as I read in recent post and I can verify myself sometimes when you do something and not complete 100% what you do is a waste of time. At some point of my life I did a change, I started doing less and focusing more in what I was doing with great results and this time I’m doing a step further into this way of see things and projects. This time I plan to do even less and focus more in just one or two things and also enjoy that one or two things that I choose to do. Be happy at any time of the day no matter what I do. So that, blogging is in my list I have so many ideas but as I said I need a calendar and a way to organize my time with a 100% commitment to do it so I don’t have the calendar yet but that is how is going to be.

Mario

Trying To Create New And Original Content

I’ve been “struggling” to create unique and original content and had not much success so far.

The reason is too simple, everything that you see on the internet seems to be a re-post, copy, plagiarism, summary or just another point of view of some original content.

Let me give you an example, there is a new movie coming out, people will create content about the movie, best and worst, why to see it, why not to see it, rate it, discuss about it, and so one, talk about mistakes, actors and earning, box office and the list goes on and on, people that create content just take content that already exist and make new content out of the existing content by organizing and giving a new perspective, context, meaning for an specific audience and adding just more details and textures.

I’m working on do the same, I’m just gathering enough source of root content to take, analyze, organize and create content out of it.

So that I will just still write journal from time to time while I organize the content and the system to process the original content to create a more impacting output content with my personal touch.

That being said I will see you in another post.

Been Programming Offline

I’ve been programming on a private TFS that I have for a POC app that I’m working on, I wonder how I can share real knowledge of my project without disclosing the whole idea, I’m thinking on a way to create content our of that but will be available soon.

Other than that I’ve been starting researching on different productivity topics and wanted to create a series of videos to help others to organize tasks but we’ll see.

As I said I will not be able to post my private code, I’m thinking on how to narrow my post to just few specific topics, don’t want to just randomly talk about bunch of topics, I want to specialize to add real value to the readers. Thanks for reading.

Mario.

This Kind Of Turned Into A Journal

I think for the long term this blog will end as a Journal more than a tech latest new site.

I tend more to write about my ideas and what I’m working on right now than discussing about what the benefits are about the latest technologies.

I think I should create more tutorials but to do so I also wanted to do it in a organized way, see my other site to see what I mean by organized. I want to have a site in which you can navigate and find more information not just random post.

Not sure what will be my next project, I’m still working on my secondary project and the views has not been reflected in google analytics. As soon as I get more results with my current project I will plan do create more and more but by now that is fine.

As I said before, as of now this blog will be a journal of different experiences and later I might come up with a new project to share with everyone.

Mario

Installing RSS Client on 2017. Really?

Yeah, I know most people use Facebook as a main feed for news and articles, there is also articles in LinkedIn, Twitter and news web sites, in my case I been using twitter to get to know about what people is working on and get ideas for projects. Blog post I think are found by google searches for the most part but I just wanted to follow up blogs in a more organized way to see what people does to get inspiration and ideas, really I don’t want to miss on the people that I’m interested.

Is not that I’m going to read everything but most of the time people don’t post they blog on twitter and you may miss post, will try for a while to see how it goes.

By the way, this is the app http://www.feeddemon.com/

Mario.

Installing Xamarin

I’ve been curious on xamarin for a little while, for some reason I was not sure about that technology, I think my main reason to no go with the Xamarin was because of the responsive design apps. I tend to think that is most likely to ha a chance to program a responsive design app than a native app.

As I said I just took some action on getting the installer from the main site which is own by microsoft, this is the download page in case you are interested. https://www.xamarin.com/download

I will share some of my projects in later post, just wanted to post a note for my records on when I started programming in Xamarin

Mario

iBoy Trailer Is Ready, Will Be A Netflix Movie

Hi there, This year started reading the book iBoy I already finished it. I’m not gonna do a book review because I’m still working on a style to do so but what surprised me about this book is to see that the movie is about to be released.

I remember that a few days ago I actually did a research for the movie trailer when I just finished reading the book, I found the trailer below which is non a official trailer, I guess is just a teaser and the moview wasn’t ever made (i believe) but I liked, this is the link of the teaser that is on Youtube since 2014  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiltgKuXIJU

Now, that was just a teaser, below is actually the real trailer for the movie that will be released this January 27th 2017, please don’t read the comments, spoiler everywhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbEWtpSmJXg I think this is going to be a huge success in 1 day reached above 2M views.

The trailer is 100% legit.

Mario.