Let me start with a statement:

“The moment you don’t have time for something, it’s because it’s not important enough for you.”

Ask yourself: Where do I don’t have time for? And check how important the task itself is for you. Take just 3 minutes.

Maybe you have noticed that…


When you start as a developer there is one thing you lack a lot: Experience. There are patterns you implement, but not fully understand the thoughts behind it. It can be frustrating to implement something in a way it has been dictated by the “Tech Lead”.

It’s not because you…


I failed in writing yesterday, the day was too busy, but most of all I was running after everything. These days seem to happen to me once in a while. It’s all firefighting and nothing really constructive gets done.

It’s not good or wrong that it happened. The good thing…


If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business — it’s that simple

It’s a tweet by Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson.

The main goals I started my business was (let be completely honest here) money. …


When I started as a freelancer 8 years ago.. I was thinking: How much should I ask by the hour for my task as (back then) a junior developer. I remember I started by looking up what others (similar) where asking. Found some numbers.. …


One of my main goals every day is improving myself to become better. This can go very broad: from just “running a bit further” over improving my social skills, to getting to learn a new technology.

Start your day with 1 thing you want to improve on. …


Most businesses don’t like remote teams. They have the reputation to be very hard in managing, no team spirit, not as productive. This is not the case if implemented good in the culture/core of your business.

Many great startups and online businesses are getting rid of the classic office model…


I used to own a Pebble Time Steel, it was a great device, but I broke it (I dropped it) and since then I didn’t wear a Smartwatch, but missed it. Before the Pebble I had an Apple Watch, but that one you have to charge every day. So yeah…


This is a follow up post on this one.

The Goal today

In the previous post we got the data in the Spreadsheet, now we are going to export them to a PDF and send them as attachment to an email address.

  • Get the PDF from your spreadsheet
  • Use Gmail to send an…


Some people may remember Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Think a lot of programmers have at least touched or learned it while studying. It was a fast way to work with data from Excel, Access and even Word.

One of the main use cases for me was connecting to an…

Matthias Nys

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