Written by Adrian Kosmaczewski since 1996.

Expecting People to Work for Free

Business literature is filled with myths and legends about famous entrepreneurs building empires from scratch. What those same books don’t say is that those empires are often built on top of free labor.

The Core Idea of this Blog is Migrations

This blog, made of writing pieces I published online in various formats since 1996 to today, is the reflection of the various migrations I’ve experienced through my life.

The Playlist of 2022

Here’s the playlist of the songs I’ve enjoyed the most in 2022, aka the playlist of my life. Enjoy!

The Wordpress Market is a Red Ocean

At some point in 2023 I asked online for WordPress experts for the remake of a website, and it felt like opening a fire hose.

Notes About "Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?" by Lou Gerstner

I finished reading “Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?” an autobiography of Lou Gerstner, CEO of IBM from 1993 to 2002, and I can say without hesitation that it’s one of the best business books I’ve read in decades. Here are some notes (quite a few actually!) I took while reading it.

Revisiting Ruby on Rails

I’ve blogged about Ruby on Rails quite a few times in the past 18 years. I’ve delivered lots of Rails apps, I’ve used it for my own company, and I have been a historic fan of Rails against all odds and against all opinions.

OpenShift Local CRC From Another Machine

During the preparation of my “Learning OpenShift” course for LinkedIn Learning, I used OpenShift Local (formerly known as “CodeReady Containers” or CRC) to demonstrate the various features of the platform from a developer’s point of view.

On Documentation

In my career I’ve seen lots of teams struggling, not only to get their software out of the door, but much more often (even if successful in the previous step) to have a decent level of documentation next to it.

El Imperio Contraataca

On the early afternoon of Saturday, January 3rd, 1981, my mother took the 7-year old me to the “Atlas Belgrano” cinema in Buenos Aires (near the corner of Cabildo Avenue and Juramento street) to watch the recently released “The Empire Strikes Back”.

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