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Work Archives

Yeah! I'm not using mac anymore

Apr/04/2018 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

Let's be clear, I'm still using OSX at work, mostly because there's no need to change there these days. The computer is already there, so why change?

For the past 8 or 9 years I've been using as my main computer a macbookpro. First gen I bought was awesome, lasted for years. Upgraded it with some more RAM, and then I even removed the DVD player (remember those?) and shoved a SSD and the computer was great.

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The intern feeling

Jun/22/2014 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

Every now and again we come across someone that can easily give us the "Intern feeling". No, not the "Bring me my coffee" feeling. But more of someone that know so much about something that you just want to be around him or her to absorb everything.

This is probably one of the best things about working on the web development field. Nobody knows everything about the subject, but there's always someone that knows a bit more than you do, and if you're willing to learn and listen, you ca grow everyday.

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We are not tools

Feb/27/2014 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

Yes, this will be a rant. Yes, this will have a lot of cursing involved. If you have any problems with that you should remove yourself out of the premisses. Moving on.

A lot of people have this preposterous idea that designers, developers, web-designers and everyone working in, or for the creative business, are just tools. They exist to make all demands no matter what they are. well, I'm a web-developer. Sometimes I do some web-design work too. But I don't even begin to imagine the crappy feeling my fellow designers must feel when they have to give up to the clients demands.

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People won awards that day

Dec/19/2013 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

Last weekend we had our anual christmas party at the office. Until now I was only used to those small Christmas parties. I only worked for small companies and even when I didn't, normally they did the parties by team and not has a whole company.

I was really excited about the party, on one hand I would get to be with everyone in one place, which only happens twice a year (we also have a summer party). On the other hand there's always a open bar.

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Keep your sanity with office pranks

Nov/14/2013 7 min read by Marco Monteiro

I've been part of what we call the work force for a few years now. Worked at a few places before my current job. They were all different. The people was obviously hence the mood/vibe was always changing from place to place, but one thing was the same across the board: office pranks.

They have always been a part of me since I started working. From the classic stapler wrapped in pudding (from the office tv show) to any other (but we'll get to that).

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