Subsequent thoughts on fatherhood

A bit over two years ago, I wrote about my initial thoughts on fatherhood a bit after our daughter was born. Our son Théo is now 4 months old and I find it fitting to write a follow-up. Life with one kid Life with one kid is easy (in a couple). You’re two adults (well, more-or-less) against one child. Yes, … Read More

The reality of writing a technical book

Two days ago I received my copies of Reactive Web Applications. Needless to say, I had been waiting for this moment for some time. Even though the final PDF version had been out for a few weeks prior to this, nothing compares to holding in your hands an actual, physical, printed book and seeing the pages you’ve been working on … Read More

Initial thoughts on fatherhood

Our daughter Valérie was born two three weeks ago. This post is a collection of thoughts and first impressions that my tired brain will probably forget if I don’t write them down. Priority zero The most significant change for me was the very strong shift in priorities. From the moment of birth became the priority number zero far, far above … Read More

New CV

Have you ever written a CV as part of a lecture at university (yes, in France, there are such lectures), a seminar for young graduates, or have you ever gotten feedback from the professionals in the branch? I did. It always ended up with some frustration – all the small pieces of creativity would get marked in red as “too … Read More

How I stopped reading the news and feel much better now

Over the past years, we have been given the access of increasingly more and more information. Not only are we given the opportunity to get nearly real-time information about all the terrorist attacks, accidents, revolutions and other events happening around the world, but with the evolution of mobile services, we get access to this information just everwhere. Like Tim Berners-Lee … Read More

Following through with dreams in rough times

For a while now I am following the Illuminated Mind blog and even purchased Reclaim your dreams (and also started reading it, though I still have something to do about the “finish reading it” part). The blog deals with how to get out of the trap of a job and life you don’t want, and raises challenging questions. Today in … Read More