13 12, 2019

How to Avoid Overworking Yourself to Death

By |2019-12-13T19:51:03+00:00December 13th, 2019|entrepreneurship, Everyday Life, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Death from overwork is so common in Japan, they even have a word for it: "karoshi." If you keep overworking yourself, you'll get into trouble with health. You might end up spending the extra money you earned on hospital bills. "Mens sana in corpore sano" - an ancient, Latin phrase, that means "a healthy mind in a healthy body." If we keep our body fit, it's going to also improve our mind. It's just as simple as that. So, decline all the after-5:00 pm meetings. Tell your workaholic colleagues that you have an overlapping appointment - with your personal [...]

1 11, 2019

Udemy Deals – Up to 90% Off My Courses on Udemy

By |2019-12-11T16:30:34+00:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clicking through the links below will get you the best deal offered on any of our courses. I update the links with the best deals available on Udemy each month. Each course is individually priced by Udemy based on your location. Please click on the the link to open the course in a new window and see the deal created specifically for you. UML and Object-Oriented Design Foundations Click the course link below to get this deal: Coupon expires on January 11, 2020 08:00 AM PST (GMT -8). Software Development [...]

24 10, 2019

How I Lost 10 Years of My Life – Don’t Make the Same Terrible Mistake!

By |2019-10-24T18:20:13+00:00October 24th, 2019|entrepreneurship, Everyday Life, Lifestyle|0 Comments

I had to spend almost two decades in the corporate world to realize that I never wanted anything but work for myself. Luckily, all those long years of apprenticeship were not useless. (Well, except for the last ten or so, when I worked with the most unprofessional "managers" ever.) Bottom line: I gained enough expertise and capital to start my own business.

4 10, 2019

How to Succeed – Even if You Feel Overwhelmed

By |2019-10-04T08:39:19+00:00October 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“There is only one way to eat an elephant: a bite at a time.” - Desmond Tutu That's precisely the approach you should follow when learning something that seems overwhelming. Whether it's learning a new programming language, or adopting a healthy lifestyle, or brushing up on your Spanish - what it takes to succeed is dedication and perseverance. Let's say you want to learn a new programming language. Make practicing a daily habit and stick to it. Work on improving your skills for at least an hour every day. Once you understand a concept, make sure to solidify it by writing small [...]

2 10, 2019

Upcoming Programming Foundations Course

By |2019-10-02T19:36:34+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I've got some great news for you. Soon I'll be releasing a new course that teaches you how to code - no prior experience required! Interested? Please take this survey and let me know what you think: It won't take you more than 30 seconds, I promise. Take care, Karoly

28 08, 2019

Being Smart vs. Being **Really** Smart

By |2019-08-28T21:02:07+00:00August 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I speak five languages, and I can program a computer in about a dozen programming languages. However, it took me almost two decades to realize that I can work on my own, without being trapped in any "company culture." It's been 18 years that are gone forever, and I'll never have again. My only hope is that my kids will outsmart me.

2 08, 2019

Imprisoned By Our Own “Success”

By |2019-08-02T20:57:25+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Freedom and enjoying life - while we still can - is more important than scaling our business or climbing the corporate ladder. Too many of us get trapped by our own "success" and forget to live a life that's worth living. Meet old friends. Go out, enjoy nature. Ride a bike. Visit your parents. Forget about office politics, money, appointments, and checking your phone every ten seconds. Life begins when you leave all of that shit behind you!

29 07, 2019

Can Arrows Cause Cognitive Overload?

By |2019-07-29T16:23:28+00:00July 29th, 2019|clean code, Programming, Software development|0 Comments

In programming, deep nesting is a problem known as the Arrow Anti-Pattern. The name comes from the shape of nested if statements: if ...:     if ...:         if ...             if ...                 if ...                     # code                 else:             else:         else:     else: else: Normally, you shouldn’t go beyond two levels of nesting. Otherwise, your code becomes overly complex and hard to understand. Boolean operators allow us to combine multiple conditional expressions without relying on nested if statements. I talk about the Arrow Anti-pattern and further, programming related topics in my recently published book The Non-Programmer's Programming Book: Programming Foundations for Absolute Beginners. Learn to [...]