Work-Life balance

I stumbled on this inspiring TedTalks lately. For most people, work-life balance is a very fragile one, if it’s not a myth.

One of the most touching phrase, for me, in the presentation is: “the reality of the society that we’re in is there are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.”

That’s true, everybody knows it, but we don’t do a thing about it.


Meditation: I or it

I have been meditating for a couple of years, once in a while (less than once a month). I didn’t see a change. or all the wonderful changes that other people talks about

Am I doing something wrong, or is meditation useless for me?

So I’m trying a 30 days meditation challenge (with myself) to see if I can see a difference. If meditation can bring me something more, something different. Be able to feel an enhancement.

It’s been 21 days now, I don’t feel any difference. Is it because:

  • I don’t do it right?
  • I’m doing it wrong?
  • I already have a calm temper?
  • Suffering from asthma, I already learned to control my breath?
  • The sessions should be longer?

Comparing to running, which helped me have a better cardio, gave me some  alone time to think or time to listen to podcast/TedTalks and help me control my weight. And were I saw improvement almost each time I went running.

Maybe I should compare that to martial arts, it takes longer to learn. It’s harder to feel the difference, since we grow with it.

I will still continu the exercise. Maybe I’ll go for a 60 days challenge…

Happy learning.


Git is a version control software. If your not a programmer, it might be useless to you.

It simply store each version of your code (files) in a repository (a directory, a local database or a distant database). And after you can go back in the version. If the programmer brakes something, it’s easier to compare and find the differences.

Atlasssian has a very detailed Git Tutorial.Ok, they sell a private repository application. So if their clients are more knowledgeable, they have less questions. A good business model from my point of view.

Here’s a 10000 ft view of the concept that helps me understand the application and commands.

GIT Overview


Here’s a interactive, more detailed and complex version of my image. A GIT Cheat Sheet. And an other cheat sheet for those who like text, text, and more text

They’re many web repositories available. But the one I prefer is GitLab. And the most popular is GitHub.

Happy learning.