Category Archives: Life

Thoughts and things I stumble upon regarding life, relationships, how we think, work and function. Small and greater questions about our existence, as well as more useless stuff I just feel like sharing :)

Er det lov til å gå på rødt lys i Norge?

Norwegian post about Norwegian traffic light rules. Google Translate if you’re too curious 🙂

Under mitt lille eksperiment, om en kan kalle det det, sÃ¥ begynte jeg Ã¥ lure pÃ¥ hva som egentlig var reglene for fotgjengere i Norge. SÃ¥, jeg sendte like godt en epost til Statens Vegvesen og spurte. Her er svaret 🙂

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Playing with Integrity

I would say that integrity is a very important quality to have both in your professional life and in your personal life. What is integrity?

Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions. Integrity can be regarded as the opposite of hypocrisy, in that it regards internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs.

Source: Wikipedia

My own simplified definition could be something along the lines of

Doing what is right, not just when it’s convenient, but consistently and always, simply because it’s the right thing to do, and you know it. If in doubt, figure it out, and adjust accordingly.

Anyways, do you have it?

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10 myths about introverts

For those who know me, I don’t think it would be a big surprise if I told them I am a bit of an introvert. I stumbled over a very interesting book review today on a book called The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, and it looks very interesting. I’ve already added it to my Amazon wish list and will probably buy it pretty soon 😛

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Failure should be an option

Just wanted to share a blog post I stumbled over on Seth’s blog. Since it was very short and very good (and I don’t want to lose it), I’ll just quote the whole thing here.

The flip side

It’s impossible to have a coin with only one side. You can’t have heads without tails.

Innovation is like that. Initiative is like that. Art is like that.

You can’t have success unless you’re prepared to have failure.

As soon as you say, “failure is not an option,” you’ve just said, “innovation is not an option.”

Good point and well said! Definitely something to think about. I’d say this applies both in software development and life in general. And probably in a lot of other areas you might think of 🙂

Professionalism and the Four-Way Test

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Stumbled over another interesting blog post called the Professionalism and the Four-Way Test. It consists of the following four questions:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Most definitely something to ask yourself and to reflect upon once in a while; both in your profession and in general life.

Happy new year!

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Not sure where twenty-ten went, but twenty-eleven is up next. So, happy new year everyone! Take good care of yourself, your friends and your family. Remember to stop and think once in a while. About what you’re doing and where you’re heading. And remember to spend your time wisely, cause before you know it, it’ll be twenty-thirteen 😛