Treveckorsdippen

January 22nd, 2016

Mycket på jobbet, och en stundande förlossning. Det är inte lätt att fokusera på målen då.

Det kommer bli fler köttmåltider denna vecka, men kompenserar det med att det blev två förra veckan. 

En bok har blivit utläst under veckan, och en på gång. 

SQL

January 19th, 2016

Min misstanke mot böcker sina säljer in sig själva med titlar som:

Lär dig SQL på 10 minuter!

Eller

SQL for dummies

Titlar som detta gör mig intresserad och engagerad. Sedan läser jag dessa böcker, då är kanske inte 10 minuter särskilt trovärdigt. 

Men, det är ett kodspråk som är rakt på sak – och det är lovande. 

Select * From Tabell

Linas matkasse

January 11th, 2016

Mitt mål att äta vegetariskt går än så länge bra. Förra veckan åt jag tre måltider kött, resten vegetariskt eller med fisk/skaldjur. Jag känner redan mig som en bättre människa, och börjar därför alla mina konversationer med att säga:

Alltså, som vegetarian anser jag att…

  • …vi alla borde se över människans inverkan på ekosystemet…
  • …konsumtion av animaliska produkter, mestadels rött, och/eller processat kött borde ses över då det är bevisat kopplat till cancer och hjärt- och kärlsjukdomar…
  • …bästa banan i Mega Man 2 är Metal Man…
  • …Jag. Jag. Jag. Jag. Mig. Mig. Mig. Pretentiös, magen lös. 

Hur som helst. 

En kollega gav mig en rabattkod som gav oss prova-på pris, och en fruktpåse. 

Recepten ser mycket bra ut, och en fruktpåse räcker nog i två veckor. 

Leverans till dörr. Vi bor på Berghem i Umeå pxh leverans skedde runt 20:00. Då har se leveranstid mellan 17-22:00. 

E till D

January 11th, 2016

Att sänka E till D på en gitarr kallas Dropped D tuning – detta är gjort i YBIAW. 

Jag har hittat en bra instruktionsvideo, en med utskrivna tab, och lagt gitarrtid på söndagar. 

A har dock förespråkat att jag spelar Ekorren satt i granen istället. 

Motion i -25

January 9th, 2016

Jag har inte riktigt tagit mig för detta. 

Det blir att dra A på Snowracern i någon timme. 

Ingen minns en fegis. 

Mål för 2016

January 7th, 2016

Detta är min lista över de mål jag satt upp för 2016. Jag skriver dem här för att kunna anteckna min fram- och motgångar under årets lopp. 

Nytt för detta år är att jag har satt mål inom tre kategorier. 

  1. Kost & motion
  2. Profession
  3. Privat

Varje kategori har tre mål, alltså har jag nio mål totalt att fokusera på under året. 

Kost & motion

  • 14 måltider i veckan – 10 av dessa ska vara vegetariska eller fisk/skaldjur
  • Ingen friterad mat förrän ett tvåmilslopp avslutats
  • Inget godis förrän ett enmilslopp avslutats på under 49 minuter. 

Profession

  • Lära mig SQL
  • Sätta mig in i förhandlingsförfarande
  • Skapa en rutin för arbetsintervjuer

Privat

  • Läsa The Economist varje vecka
  • Läsa minst 30 minuter per dag
  • Spela Your Body is a Wonderland på gitarr

Varje mål kommer förklaras närmare längre fram. 

2016

January 6th, 2016

Något borde hända här. 

Jon Ponzino – F Wall Street

May 4th, 2010

Since my thesis takes almost all of my time, and I have learned that I cannot go 250% into something, I have not read anything of interest the last few months, nor have I had a single moment to think of anything smart or funny. Therefore I am glad to recommend a book via a friend.

Ken Shaw, one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, knows a thing or two about investing. He gives a great tip on a book on his blog. According to Mr. Shaw, the book is a great introduction on how to invest like the pros do – a must read if you want to make some serious mullah!

I suggest you check it out.

Chris Anderson – Free: The Future of a Radical Price

February 19th, 2010

Though I have not taken the time to read his first book, The Long Tail, I have more than the highest form of respect for Chris Anderson as a writer and journalist. I think it is because I am such a nerd when it comes to looking at the small stuff, and notice that it has huge potential. See my fascination of Freakonomics – here, and NETFLIX – here.

With his new book, released the Autumn of 2009, Chris Anderson takes a look at FREE, as a philosophy, the history of it, and how it has come to be a new form of how one can make money. He even goes as far as to give good example of how YOU as a business owner can make money buy sell your product for nothing.

I know that my views are not shared by many, but here’s my view of the whole “Give it to me for free, and I might pay you for it” scenario.

The minute after I had finished listening to the book, I decided to buy it. Thus, Chris Anderson will get what he deserves for writing the book, even though that was not his intention. For him, you can download the book from iTunes, and never ever give him another dime. He believes that if the book is good, people can hire him to come to there country and talk about it – and for that, he’ll charge. I agree!

The same might be the way that the music industry should look upon themselves. The artist gives away it’s music for anyone to listen to it, and if people like it, the artist might be able to come to their country and/or city to play. Chris Anderson shares this view – which is nice to hear. The generation of young people today are more and more interested in seeing the artist, then just to listen to it – seeing is believing. What could be one of the reasons why the industry does not like this way, is that most contracts in the industry gives the record company money for the number of records sold, and the number of times the song is played on the radio. The artist makes it’s money when “creating the music” – kind of like a worker at the mill. As long as s/he grinds the corn it gets paid. But it will not get money when the company sells the flower at the store – unless the worker is entitled to a bonus, but that’s different.So when the artist plays his/her songs live – it gets paid from the number of tickets sold. The record labels get close to none.

I will not go any further into how the music industry should change their point of view, but I have a plan.

If you want to hear it, you can reach me via my e-mail, but it’s going to cost you to hear it.

Download Chris Anderson’s book as a podcast here – from iTunes.

Gary A. Williams & Robert B. Miller – Change The Way You Persuade

February 18th, 2010

While I was gathering theory for my thesis, I stumbled across an article from Harvard Business Review published in 2002. It is almost a follow-up on what I was talking about here.

What was specific about Bramson’s book was that it was more written for a manager who had problems with his/hers employees – even though the book mentioned that it concerned both. The article I found was written FOR employees and and the authors had found five characteristics that seems to applicable on managers.

They are:

- Charismatic; “easily enthralled by new ideas, can absorb large amount of info, and tend to process the word visually.”

- Thinkers; “Most difficult decision-makers to understand, likes quantitative data.”

- Skeptics; “Highly suspicious of every single data point”

- Followers; “Makes decisions based on how they’ve made similar choices in the past.”

- Controllers; “Focus on the pure facts and analytics of an argument.”

Which kind of manager are you? I’d like to think that I’m a Charismatic, but I might as well be a Follower.