My GTD 'career' has lasted little over a year. Although I am not religiously holding on to it, it helps me to be more organized. One observation of mine is that although I get more stuff done, things have become more complicated. Since the idea of the GTD method is to simplify things, this may seem a paradox.

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A few weeks ago, I tried to explain the concepts of Object Oriented Programming versus Procedural Programming to a she-geek. There was a catch: up to a few weeks ago, she know next to nothing from computers. The analogies I used were so bad, that I really want to share them.

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The combination of an old Plesk version with piss-poor support, a non-backwards compatible database daemon and a bad default option coupled with a poorly executed package update ruined my Friday afternoon. Watch out, kids! Here's another horror story from the ugly world of system administration. For a change, I will dive into something from the *nix world that tries to make my life miserable.

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This is a rant against stupidity. Recently, Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment, apparently of an overdose. Recently, the death of Dutch rock 'n roll legend Herman Brood was commemorated. He commited suicide 10 years ago by jumping from a large hotel in Amsterdam. Both events revulsed me. Not only did two troubled souls die in a horrible way, people were actually romaticising their deaths.

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Once upon a time there was a desperate marketeer. It was given the assignment to get rid of third-rate produce and gaining ridiculous profits in the process.

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