2015-06-13

Thoughts

There are folks who trust their intuitions, the rest of us treat our intuitions as other people...

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Interpolating the feedback, and not quite sure what to make of what others think of me:

- Organisational Pyschologist: "You're in data services? You must be bored."
- Consultant & B2C CEO: "I wouldn't hire you to do business development, I can't see you excelling outside of operations and analysis."
- Director of media sales: "I didn't know you worked as a quant. Would you like to work in sales?"
- Director & Marketer: "You can't write, you're an engineer."
- Designer & Developer: "I wouldn't hire you to do technical work, you're too valuable as a people person."
- Editor of a Magazine: "You have no emotional intelligence for talent management."
- CEO of a few tech companies: "You're too slick to be an engineer."
- CEO/artisan: "He just does stuff, nothing strategic."
- CEO/consultant: "He's very academic, not operations."

Blimey, when I think about what would happen if I followed all the advice I get...

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Fuck touchscreens. Fuck butlers. Fuck all these people with unstable emotions. Folks dream of robot personal assistants - but the true value of a personalised robot familiar will be as each human's guide, mentor, shrink, what have you.

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If your pitch begins with "I'm super excited," I stop listening.

2015-06-10

2015 Rate

The hourly price of distraction this year shall be USD135.

2014 rate

July update: As of next month, I should charge X/month for advisory work, and 4X/month for anything that involves writing things down.

So what's that, USD35/hour for talking things, and USD140/hour for doing things. X and 2X is probably a better ratio.

So, USD70/hour for talking things, and USD140/hour for doing things.

2015-06-09

By Day 9 on Vaca

5pm. That's 20-40 conversations about work, this weekend. Need to digest it quickly, before Monday hits. unsure emoticon

9pm. Caught up on sleep. Not quite caught up on sanity.

More paint touch-ups, on the little car. 2am, and it's a good time to relax. No time for private interests. Gotta get more sleep, for a 1030 confcall. Perhaps a little light reading.

By Day 10 on Vaca...


RIP scrum master gig. After I clean up this paperwork, it is going to feel just a leeetle bit more like a real holiday...

I offered the past 7 days of service pro bono. Pity, the SGD/MYR was at an all time high, and now, I have but a small project doing expansion plans for a coffee company in KL.

By day 11 on Vaca...


14 hours of sleep. Haven't done that in a while.

Scheduled study break till September. Wondering what sort of volunteerism I might find in the fields of technology, marketing, and operations.

First packet of instant noodles in months. Set up accounting systems for the sole-prop. Gotta pay bills, later. The student's holiday is on its way.

LinkedIn decluttered... slightly.
I'm on a study break from Jun-Sep 2015: I'm open to volunteer opportunities, side projects, new business proposals, and general chit-chat. Hit me up.

Otherwise I'll be trying to catch up a bit more on my interests in mathematics, quantifying consciousness, and building consciousness into software. I don't expect to achieve ground-breaking things, but it would be nice to become a bit smarter. Please don't think less of me.

Oh, and this, for commercial interest: http://github.com/jerng/superails.

2015-06-07

The Heart, IS for Sale

"I don't like the work you've done."
"Would you like your money back?"
"No, I want you to feel something."
"For that, you have to pay extra."