Subjects I can write about

I can write about these subjects and many more.

Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm has been called the Love’s Prophet.

He offers precious insights into:

  • widespread psychological defects
  • education
  • human nature
  • sanity and insanity in society

I have studied many of his books:

  • To Have or to Be?
  • The Fear of Freedom
  • The Sane Society
  • The Art of Loving
  • The Dogma of Christ
  • On Disobedience

Dorothy Rowe

Dorothy Rowe is one of the best worldwide experts in depression.

She is one of the few psychologists who believe that you deserve the truth.

I studied her:

  • Beyond Fear
  • Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison
  • What Should I Believe?

Alfie Kohn

What is this mystery called motivation? How can we motivate children, students and employees? What works? What doesn’t?

Alfie Kohn is the right person to ask.

I read:

  • Punished by Rewards, The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes
  • Unconditional Parenting

Carl Rogers

He invented modern Western psychology.

Thanks to him we now know that, to help distressed people, we are not supposed to fix them or to meddle with chemicals in their brains. We have to accept them unconditionally instead.

He promoted freedom in the classroom and told us about the importance of becoming who we are.

I read his On Becoming a Person and many short writings.

A. S. Neill

He founded the famous Summerhill school.

It’s a school that teaches way more than reading, writing and doing maths.

It teaches peace, happiness, responsibility, democracy, self-confidence, trust and cooperation.

No other school in the world teaches these things although they are important, aren’t they?

Summerhill is also a psychological experiment that disconfirms assumptions about human nature society has been based on for thousands of years.

I read Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing, Neill! Neill! Orange Peel! and Summerhill and A.S. Neill by Zoe Readhead, Neill’s daughter and current principal of Summerhill.

JavaScript

I have been using JavaScript for 7+ years.

I can write about:

  • JavaScript and object oriented programming
  • First class functions and pure functions
  • Map, reduce, filter
  • Factory functions and closures
  • Mixins
  • Node.js scripts
  • Template literals
  • Regular expressions
  • Function composition
  • much more

Linux

I have been using Linux for 10+ years.

I have used it on servers and on desktops.

I can cover:

  • Installation on desktop
  • Installation on server
  • How to fix problems with SELinux
  • How to configure SMTP relay
  • Mysql backup automation to Google Nearline Storage
  • Bash scripts to perform hundreds of administration tasks like dump and optimization of databases, generation of sitemaps, monitoring, and much more
  • Configuration of Nginx
  • Install and configure ssh
  • Use sshfs to mount remote file systems locally
  • much more

Patterns

I can write about architectural patterns and how frameworks implement them.

Major architectural patterns are:

  • MVC, Model View Controller
  • MVP, Model View Presenter
  • MVVM, Model View ViewModel

Frameworks implementing them:

  • Angular
  • React
  • Vue

C++

I have used C++ for 7 years on complex projects.

I can write about any feature of the language including bit fields, interprocess communication and multi-threading.

I can write articles about how to write part of the SNMP protocol in C++.

PHP

I have used PHP for 4 years.

I have used it to write many REST APIs and backend algorithms.

I like the use of Traits to reuse code.

Emanuele Santanche

Emanuele Santanche

- Web Writer Tech and Humanity

Every writer has their unique, personal writing process. It’s something like this: research, do free writing, create the outline, write, rewrite, finalise.

My process has something special in addition. Before every step I smile. It’s to remind myself that one of the main reasons for which I write is to heal.

Sometimes there is really nothing to smile about. There is suffering going on, my smile becomes one of compassion. It happens that I forget to smile. It’s because I am human, I am not a robot.

I am a nomad. I have lived in Italy, France and the UK. In the past, travel was one of the best ways to learn. It still is. It spices up my writing and highlights my uniqueness.

I have worked for a long time in software. I love to make things work. It started when I was a teen and it felt like play.

It continued with a long experience in understanding what motivation is and why it matters.

At a given point in my life, it seemed to me that it was more important for us as a species to make society work than to produce some new high-tech gadget. I realised that modern society wasn’t meeting one of the most important human needs, the need to grow, psychologically I mean. As an engineer I wanted to understand, study and see what I could do about it.

I helped a lot of people, mostly depressed teenagers.

Clips

Are you sabotaging your software developers’ motivation?

You get a wonderful idea for a software product. Or it may be anything high-tech. You want the world to benefit from it. You hire the best developers money can buy. In your impetuosity, you don't consider that now you have to deal with a black hole called human motivation. You know only one way to handle it. It's the stick-and-carrot pedagogy. Your teachers taught it to you when you were a child.

Are you safe from bad developers?

There are two main reasons for which developers may be bad. They may lack intrinsic motivation, the fire that lives inside good developers and that only them know how to stoke up when it grows weak. You can't set that fire. They may have worked in dysfunctional environments that snuffed out their motivation. They may have developed flawed habits presented to them as virtuous. You may still be able to repair the damage, provided there still is intrinsic motivation in them, that the fire is not completely extinguished.

Are you safe from deadlines?

The word deadline reminds me of uncivilised times when guards were shooting prisoners who were trespassing a line, sometimes even invisible, representing a limit beyond which there was freedom. Prisoners died for going beyond the deadline. Software projects die for managing to stay behind it. What kills projects that respect deadlines How can a project fail if it delivers within the deadline? Isn't it what they are supposed to do?

Are you still using CVs in your hiring process?

Imagine you are in the process of choosing your next smart-phone. You want to be environmentally conscious and change it as few times as possible, but you have to replace it at least when it gets too slow to run your favourite applications. They become more power-hungry by the day. You start your quest for information about different models and you stumble on a side-by-side comparison of the features two phones sport.

Bounce processing, when SMTP server doesn’t return bounces properly

What bounce processing is When you send an email, it’s possible that it’s returned to you because of technical problems or mistakes made when writing the email. One of these mistakes may be that the recipient’s email address is wrong. CRM sending mass emails Many CRMs, Customer Relationship Management system, have the capability of sending mass mailing. They can send the same newsletter to hundreds or thousands of recipients. CRM processing bounces If an email is returned because of any problem, the CRM will process it.

Depression in teens: what causes depression in teenagers

(this is part of an article I wrote for the website depressionteenshelp.com under the pseudonym Denny Dew) Depression in teens: Why is it on the increase? Several years ago, depression in teens was virtually unheard of. Now, however, it is within teens and young people that depression is increasing at the highest rate. There have been changes within society, and undiagnosed and untreated psychological problems are becoming more and more common.

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