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Not putting perfume makes you unique

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When we smell the perfume of someone we like(d) or love(d), we're happy (or nostalgic, it depends). It's Pavlovian.
Opposite phenomena: When we smell the perfume of someone who made us suffer, we're not happy.
But a person you liked or loved and who did not wear any perfume. You'll never smell it again. It's gone.

I experienced that multitasking was an illusion

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At Adobe we had a session consisting in packing meals for starving people.
The office became a big assembly line.

We all had specific tasks we were repeating as fast as we can, optimizing each gesture.
Each time someone started chatting, each time someone started watching something else than his task, he made mistakes.

Worst, each time it took him a couple of seconds to re-focus.

Terrible proof that multitasking is an illusion.



Explorer une fois, pour reconfigurer son cerveau

Aller dans un stade, monter sur scène, aller à 200 km/h, tester des substances interdites (mais pas partout), dormir dans un hôtel de luxe, parler en public, sejourner dans une grande maison, une toute petite chambre, participer a une compétition, méditer, parler à un inconnu, monter un meuble Ikea, faire n’importe quoi de nouveau, se battre (sur un ring)... Le faire une fois reprogramme votre cerveau à jamais. Chaque nouvelle expérience change des connexions neuronales. Pas la peine de répéter l’expérience des dizaines de fois. Une seule suffit.

The taboo of suffering

If you want to lose weight, you must ingest fewer calories than what you burn. It will always imply some forms of suffering. Not eating while you want to. Doing sport and feel your muscle burning and your heat going up.

If you want to progress on anything, you must work instead of scrolling Facebook.

If you want to get more money, you'll need to create your company and work hard or get promotions in your organization. It won't come naturally as everybody wants promotions and not everybody gets it. You'll have to work hard, talk to your boss, stand up. It requires effort, goes outside of your comfort zone.

If you want to do art, you'll work hard! You'll also receive criticism.

As a result, avoiding suffering is nonsense.
Saying it doesn't exist too. It exists.
Embracing it is nonsense too. You don't embrace suffering, except if you're a masochist.
Considering as a parameter might be the right solution. The solution might be in lowering its importance and…

Coming out: I don't like Slack (+ 2 reasons why) - And you?

Yes, I don't like this tool.
It's fashionable, loved by engineers, it has cool features, cool ecosystem, but I hate it because it's non-productive for two reasons:

1) Synchronous written communications with 2+ persons always lead to mess. (even with two persons it's often a mess).
In Slack everybody talk and then you write things about something, and another person asks another question, and you post, and it's a non-sense. It happens all the time in Slack.

Let's be positive and suggest an improvement:
The day they add a notion of thread, I'll open champaign.


2) Searching relevant info in a Channels is like gold washing.
Channels are perfect on paper. But unfortunately, humans are not made of paper.
They talk too much, they like making fun of others, they like playing with GIF, they like debating with enthusiasm of topics they care about. Result: trying to get relevant info from a channel oblige you to do two things: follow conversations live (and stop worki…

Global warming and climate change. Poor naming causes poor reactions.

Global warming is often used to describe the impact of us releasing in the atmosphere too many bad things.
 The word is very bad because and in our everyday life it's not getting warmer. It's getting upset.
It's hard to stand up against something you don't notice much.
People say on TV that if hearth takes 2 more degrees, we'll all have terrible lives. Unfortunately, the world is still amazingly beautiful even if we're dangerously close to this.
Moreover, the word is so general that it does not make us engaged. Global warming is a global problem, not ours.

Climate change is also often used.
And it's very bad too. Indeed, it's weak, vague, intangible, unstoppable.
When I hear we need to fight "climate change" the first thing coming to my mind is "oh looks very big, where do we start, how does it work? Will my poor effort change something?... and something to what?"

Easy to finger point. Now, what would be the right names?
Something ta…

Feeling perfectly safe. Ever experienced? You should. It's beautiful. #Japan

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Coming back from Japan, I realised that what I like the most in this country is that I feel safe.
When I'm there, I disconnect a lot of natural protection reflex.
I start being confident on the fact that other humans are...good and don't have bad intentions.
This is a very very agreeable sensation. It's like the final stage of humanity.

I don't check if my phone is still in my pocket every minute.
I don't check who's behind me.
I don't check if my bag zippers are well zipped.
I know I don't have to negotiate any price. The price is the price.
I can let my bag in lockers without being afraid a guy will break the locker and take the stuff.
I can let my shoes without surveillance outside of temples, restaurants.
Mailboxes don't have lockers sometimes.
Bikes have locks, but you don't  have to carry a huge "U" lock, the locks are light.
You can go diving in the sea and let your stuff without surveillance.
And in the countryside, they rarely…