So you’ve just gotten a promotion from an engineer to a manager. Congratulations. Your (new) boss informs you that this is not a promotion, this is a career change. You’re now in charge of people and processes, and should generally stay away from programming. The reason you want to avoid programming is that the moment […]

1000 years ago, if you wanted to acquire someone else’s resources, you’d rob them at night or on their way home from bar of their belongings – coins and jewelry. We like to think of ourselves as a more advanced species now that highway robbery is no longer a common occurrence in civilized countries, however, […]

Investment, trading and understanding markets and economy is an absolute necessity in the modern world if you are to build your nest egg and have a nice retirement to look forward to. Successful investment requires one to overcome strong natural biases and emotions to avoid losing it all. Here are some collected words of wisdom […]

A concept album in music is like a book or a movie – a story which develops and unfolds over a longer period of time. The modern world is abandoning the traditional narrative en masse because it has been excessively been misused by marketing and advertising. Where once upon a time we would gather around […]

A few months back, I was contemplating the idea of writing a book about programming; an introspective attempt at understanding my own approach to software engineering as well as to figure out how to teach someone else to do the same. What I quickly realized was that I couldn’t just teach a new programmer my […]

People love their problems. Taking the problems away from a person can be very dramatic – not only because they identify themselves through their problems, but perhaps more importantly, because they have developed a set of tools and habits to deal with those problems. By removing the problems, the tools become meaningless and the person […]

A great product isn’t conceived overnight, it’s built with care and dedication over time. A perfect life partner and relationship isn’t found – its built, grown, developed over time. Happiness isn’t found, its slowly accumulated – and then it lasts.

We’ve all been there. You notice someone and suddenly everything changes. You feel the almost irresistible urge to connect with that person on a deep level, a primal drive to be near that person, to have that person. Butterflies in the stomach, stuttering, shivers, your feet go weak and you can only babble incoherently around that person. There […]

This is the advice given when a person asks either his friends (both male and female) for advice on meeting women. And yet, like a lot of those Zen chestnuts, this one doesn’t make sense to the uninitiated yet is blatantly obvious to those in the know. We all want to leave a good impression […]

When we wish to enact change within ourselves with the goal of becoming a better person and evolving as a human being, we will inevitably arrive at a realization of an internal disconnect between what we would like to see as our ideal self and what and the reality of our being is – often […]


Jethro Tull has been close to my heart since I was like 10 years old and got my hands on a cassette tape of Bursting Out album and subsequently spent the next two years listening to it. Since starting to play drums, I never really looked at Tull’s drum parts, until now.

For some reason, Jethro Tull never comes up in topics of intricate or difficult drumming; everyone talks about Rush, Dream Theater and other heavier progressive rock and metal bands. One of the reasons might be that Jethro Tull has been even further outside the main stream than Rush and other progressive rock bands; while having a great cult following, they never got “that famous”.

“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted… unbidden… it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us… passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of […]

“Keep it Simple, Stupid. Don’t you really love to hear it? K.I.S.S. To me, that often leads to L.O.V.E. – Leave Out Virtually Everything – so that you’re not allowed to be creative or to add something to the bands music because you’re the lowly drummer – the lowly timekeeper. Seems to me what we […]