The one about BIOS, the model I use to love my job

“In computing, BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is the firmware used to perform hardware initialization during the booting process and to provide runtime services for operating systems and programs” - Wikipedia. Like our silicon-based friends, I also need a way to make sure everything is booting up to be productive at my job. I needed a system, a framework, a mental model to help me focus on making work fun. Here is what I use, and with the magic that is wordplay, it has a familiar acronym:...

March 28, 2021 · 7 min · Me

The one where I'm leaving OLX

My time at OLX is coming to an end. Five and a half years ago, I would have never imagined all the things I’d accomplish, how I’d grow, or even where I would live today. With my last day arriving at the end of April, I thought it’s a fitting tribute to OLX to reflect on my time there. When interviewing candidates for OLX, I usually had a section about “Why I work at OLX”, this was partly about making the candidate excited about the potential opportunity but also was a way to help the candidate understand the company a bit better (especially in Berlin where OLX does not have a product live in the market)....

March 24, 2021 · 11 min · Me

The one where a friend (and hero) passed away

In high school, rock music was my refuge. Every Monday evening, Johann Botha had a radio program (Tempo) that was similar to a sacred gathering for me. I knew the people; we connected on IRC and became friends. I wonder how my life would be different if I hadn’t met Johann. @import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Manrope:[email protected]&display=swap'); .jekyll-linkpreview-wrapper { max-width: 550px; margin-bottom: 20px; } .jekyll-linkpreview-wrapper-inner { border: 1px solid #a0a0a0; padding: 12px; } ....

June 8, 2017 · 1 min · Me