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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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I'm not a Ukrainian... but we should try to help

Feb/19/2014 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

I am not a Ukrainian. But, the creator of this video is and it should make us all feel like we are. Watch it. Share it. Send it to your representatives. It’s not your problem. True. But all of our collective voices might be part of the solution.

Sure this has nothing to do development, but it's my blog and I do what I want here.

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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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Taking over a big job

Oct/07/2013 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

Every now and again I see people coming up on IRC asking for help. That's normal, we're there to help (and share lol cat pictures). However, it always amazes me when someone is asking for something like this:

Is mysql a good option for a database that has 500.000.000.000 records?

Sure if you're insane! But that's not even the point here. My question is: why is someone so inexperienced taking over a job like that? Clearly that person don't have the know how.

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