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On the way to achieve minimalism and essentialism

Month: October, 2014

In other word, keep it simple and do fewer things (or one thing) at a time

Cumulative Flow Diagram

I just saw an updated post from my previous colleague – a system architect in a software company. In the post he shared with me some blog pages on the topic of project management and planning. Even it is widely used or considered in software industry, but the issues and challenges they met there are more or less the same with our  issues and challenges seen in project management, in the industry as an automobile sub-suppler.

Here are some of the blog pages (also some of the “laws” that linked in the page are very enlightening.)
Cumulative Flow Diagram
The Project Management Principles That (Almost) Nobody Teaches

One of the key ideas is called Little’s Law:
“.. In order to meet development or service deadline, we must reduce the work-in-process, or finish it before starting a new jobs.”

Note: “work-in-progress” means the number of requests (work units) that are being processed, i.e. they have entered the system, but have not got out yet.

Revise the rules – plural form for nouns in Danish

In the plural, most nouns receive the ending -r/-er, regardless of whether it’s an en- or et-word.

en banan, bananer (a banana, bananas)
In a few cases, nouns in the indefinite plural only take the ending -e.
en ost, flere oste (a wheel of cheese, several wheels of cheese)

Some nouns never change in the indefinite plural.
et brød, flere brød (a loaf of bread, several loaf of bread)

In the definite plural all nouns take the ending -ne.
Nouns that have an unchanged form in the indefinite plural take the ending  -ene if they end in a consonant.
bananer, bananerne (bananas, the bananas);
æg, æggene (eggs, the eggs)

An idea before sleeping

Making some small but daily repeating habits can be very beneficial, I guess.

Have heard about this idea somewhere before and today saw it again in the book essentialism, its called “Create new triggers” in the book.

Perhaps I could try to read some book before sleep and record down some interesting ideas I had for the day. Since I used to browse Facebook and reading some news on web before sleep, this new “trigger” should be easily added 🙂

It’s late, good night, hope we all can sleep well 🙂


Tesla unveiled the D version – dual motor version – a few days ago. Feel so excited and would like to try the car some day. And hopefully in 2017 the Tesla Model 3 will come, then I will probably think about getting one for myself 😛

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