This page is dedicated to my daughters. I hope they succeed in life.
Intro: I am self-taught…
My first meeting with digital wonders was back in the 80’s. I got a gift from my family, a video game with a wired remote control and a golden plate I pushed with my finger. This was low-end resolution video game on a tv. I loved it. Many years went by and I heard my fellow schoolmates talk about Amiga, Commodore and suddenly a personal computer. I didn’t have the resources to get one back then and my next meeting was Windows 95. This happened in a class at my school and the teacher tried to teach us MS-DOS. I hated it.
Back in 2002, I bought my first computer. It had the brand new Windows XP on board. I didn’t even know how to start the computer. And Windows XP? I hated it, kind of.
In 2005, I had enough of poor configurations, restarts, losing my work and so on. I looked for alternatives and found Linux. I fell in love. I started with SUSE Linux and today I use Linux Mint built on Ubuntu. It took me over 10 years to understand and use the terminal, and I still suck at it. But I love Linux:) Years go by and I guess it’s possible to figure things out, one step at a time.
How can you stay productive today?
There is such a massive production and provision of services. If you want to test them all out, it will take you a lifetime of effort. Luckily there are some great resources, I recommend a few blogs to keep up:
To stay up to date I recommend to keep your blogs in a reader of some sort. I can recommend Feedly as a great way to keep up and Pocket as a tool to keep your stuff tagged and sorted for reading later.
The advantages of reading blogs are many.
- You keep up to date
- get inspiration
- new ideas
- it can save you a lot of time, money and effort
- you invest in personal development