Category Archives: Misc

About traveling

As some of you highlighted, my blog has not been very active lately. At work, a lot of good things are happening and it has kept me in the ‘clouds’ for a while these last couple of weeks. In the last 30 days I flew many miles. Started from Dublin (my hub city) then:

Spain, Mexico, Spain, Ireland, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Ireland and UK today (if it happens… my flight is delayed 4 hours due to the beautiful snow that is covering the usually wet Dublin )

And until the end of the year: Ireland, Denmark, Ireland, Lisbon, Ukraine

I will address cloud computing in another post because that cloud has kept me in the skies  🙂

PS: (totally unrelated) I love tethering from my Android phone as it is serving as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot to my computer allowing me to write this post and not be totally bored at the airport

Unplanned downtime

After my last post, where I was constantly reaching 1000 visitors a week I came down to the magnificent number of 3 visitors last week…

This was due to unplanned downtime. The problem was caused by storage server (changed the IP address) and then I lost the password that use to login with registrar provider. My problem is that I use a password generator and memorize passwords… This time I totally forgot.

My rate of posts decreased as unfortunately I broke my wrist and my foot on a Football game (soccer!!)

Thanks everyone for the messages warning me that my blog was down. I really appreciate it 🙂

1000 unique visitors a week


That is it! I reached 1000 visitors last week (1008 to be precise).  Not surprisingly this happens when re-started to post more often in the blog.

Only last month, and according to Google Analytics, I had visitors from 106 countries or territories. The top countries visiting my blog are:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • India
  • Portugal
  • Followed by Germany,  Philippines, Australia, Ireland and France

I posted about how to improve a website ranking, internet marketing, cloud computing, effective communication, strategyuser experience I and II, product management, Sales suggestions,  provided a couple of presentation tips, talked about my native country plus other things that you can check out by either searching or visiting the archive.

If you want to know how many visits I had when I start just ask Google for “what is the loneliest number”. The calculator will answer you.

Thanks to everyone that visited me 🙂

EDIT: To honor my Indian visitors I added Hindi as one of the languages where you can translate the blog automatically.

EDIT 2:     As of August I have over 2200 visitors a week :). I definitely need to post more often. Thanks everyone for visiting my blog

Personal objectives for 2010

Happy new year

2009 is over and  another downturn is behind our back (we hope!). Last year I set up my resolutions and this year I’ll do the same…

Personally,  I can say it was a great year with very strong professional development where the challenges were overcome successfully. I’ve done a bit of traveling across Europe and the US, met new friends and learn a bunch of new things, both professionally and personally.

It’s time to set personal and professional objectives for 2010:

  • Visit family and friends (Portugal) more often;  I’m keeping this one…
  • Travel to Asia or the Caribbean (Who knows, maybe both?); I’m keeping this one…
  • Master a new language (Russian); I’m already in Trinity College (lower intermediate level) and I’ll keep working on this one;
  • Keep working hard.. keep getting results 🙂;
  • Eat less fried food; This is going to be hard..
  • Run more, specially when playing football;
  • Post more on my blog; I’ll keep this one as I failed miserably in 2009 🙁
  • Eat Nando’s more often with my friend Keith 🙂; It’s the exception to the eat fried food objective
  • Have fun!

I wish you all an excellent year of 2010 full of adventures and success!

EDIT: In case you need tips for your 2010 resolutions check This year I will… Some are quite good 😉