Dell Hell WiFi (Killer)

Most – if not all – Dell XPS model have a wifi/bluetooth card that comes from Killer Networking. As the name says, it kills most of your laptop…

Dell Hell and Modern Standby

In short, Dell is screwing around Windows Modern Standby (CS3) and with Windows 10 20H2 some power options are removed. So what we would do before with power…

NAT: Coaching is better than feedback

Every leader wants to get the best performance from their team. In companies, the importance of learning on the job and continuous employee development can’t be overstated. But…

NAT: OKR’s in remote first companies

We are currently working remotely and a lot of companies are already positioning themselves as a remote first ones. So managers need to rethink the way they measure…

NAT: Priorities, the magic behind it

You can do dense documents, using the SMART goals, held weekly meetings, use a multitude of tools, but the magic metric in companies in my opinion are clear…

NAT: Soft Skills are very important

A lot of people talk about how tough it is to work with developers, especially if you come from a non-technical background. So on this video I’ll talk…

NAT: Influencers are just sales people

Influencers are the new QVC people. If you look at it, what we are now seeing is a new rebranding of the old days of telesales. And now…

NAT: Everyone hates metrics

Funny thing that a few years ago, I worked at a company that was using the mantra of “no ticket not task”, which lead me to write a…

NAT: Tech Laws (3/3) – Conway & Pareto Principle

There are few laws that contain some of the most influential ideas that the biggest tech companies use to run their operations, design business models, and build products….

NAT: Tech Laws (2/3) – Gall & 2 Pizza Rule

There are few laws that contain some of the most influential ideas that the biggest tech companies use to run their operations, design business models, and build products….

NAT: Tech Laws (1/3) – Moore & Metcalfe

There are few laws that contain some of the most influential ideas that the biggest tech companies use to run their operations, design business models, and build products….

NAT: Do you think you do agile?

When you do Agile, are you aligned to the methodology or just the tools and frameworks? Are you still on Waterfall and what keeps you there? And now…

NAT: Software is eating itself

What does remote working, no-code/low-code and abstractions have in common? They are both driving the software industry obsolete. And now about this…

NAT: Dealing with burnout

When we state that the work we love with “not really working,” it propagates a belief that if we love it so much, we should do more of…

NAT: Innovation with Lateral Thinking

Lateral thinking involves a dialogue in which questions are asked to uncover more information in order to devise a solution. Which should be the base for all innovation….

NAT: Value Stream Mapping

After waterfall, agile and devops, the concept for enterprise software delivery is value stream. So to understand value stream mapping, we need to first understand what a “value…

NAT: Mindmaps

Successful companies build MindMaps, not cool products. So, taking a problem to solution mapping, in a user’s brain is crucial. And now about this…

NAT: Experimental Mode

On the previous episode, I talked about the need of a platform product manager, but conducting empirical market and user research of innovative solutions, often start with a…

NAT: Platform Product Managers

The other day I talked about product societies, but actually it’s better to build a platform rather than a product and you definitely need a platform product manager….

NAT: The Product Society

It’s been more than 3 months since covid lock down and few weeks after black lives matter. But bottom line, this has been a big bandwagon for companies…

NAT: Apple Health

Now About This, is a new series of videos I’ll be doing here on LinkedIn. This one is about how Apple is building an operating system for health….

600 episodes of TechCoffee

It was in January of 2018 when I launched TechCoffee, as an experiment both for the Alexa Flash Briefings (daily news that you can pull up on Alexa)…

Touch Portal – the control deck that works

I’ve been doing lots of live streams recently (40+ at the moment) between Tech Talks London (TTL) and Prima Qualquer Tecla (PQT), so having automation to control OBS…

Fixing Skype resizing, NDI Plugin and OBS

Few weeks ago I did a short post about my experience with OBS, Skype and NDI, called “Streaming for the masses“. Bottom line, if you want to stream…

Streaming for the masses (in lock down)

[update: https://prt.sc/fixing-skype-resizing-ndi-plugin-and-obs/] With this virus lock down, people have started to do more videos and some went to the full extend of going live. Funny enough, I did…

went droning this weekend – #CaldasDaRainha #FozDoArelho

One of the things I really love when flying my drones is to get some aerial view of stuff I didn’t knew it was there. I’ve been here…

the weird case of WebSummit and Lisbon

Recent news in Publico – one of the Portuguese largest newspapers – tells the story of how WebSummit is holding Lisbon Council (and City) to ransom. The most…

adaptive contrast on Surface tablets or laptops

I’ve written more than once the little things Windows 10 and Surface laptops or tablets do to my inner peace. Those little annoyances that at the end of…

alexa, your next radio

I’ve been a big fan of Alexa and it’s platform, so much that I do a Flash Briefing skill called Tech Coffee for the past 227 episodes. Also,…

entrepreneurs in Portugal feel entitled

Portugal in a nutshell: basically the cosmetic move done by the socialist government has made some success. People feel more entitled to be entrepreneurs, but they still lack…

#Alexa – After finding your own voice, just remove the echo

Doing TechCoffee as an Alexa Skill for the past 206 episodes it requires the audio to be close to studio quality. Unfortunately not many can afford their own…

ARM’ing for the future developers

It’s no news that the ARM platform created by Qualcomm is quite amazing. Specially for phones, where Android operating system raised to the most used system in the…

alt.prt.sc – 10 years

!0 years ago, after putting together a list of more than 120 Portuguese bloggers in one place (prt.sc), I thought about how could video be the next big…

Windows 10 – Battery Health

So, one of the things Windows 10 brings along is the new security dashboards and health checks. This are rather interesting and we should always look at them…

AWS is right now like Hotel California

“Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door I had to find the passage back to the place I was before ‘Relax’ said the night man,…

GDPR – the biggest mass unsubscription process ever

GDPR is almost here and we’re all getting those emails to confirm that we really want to still receive newsletters, alerts, notifications, news and updates.  If you don’t…

TechCoffee, your shot of tech

TechCoffee is an Alexa Flash Briefing skill that give you a quick update (less than 2 minutes) of daily curated tech news. Like a morning shot of coffee,…

lost idea or revamp

One decade ago I pitched an idea to multiple people in Portugal, mostly those that were already established doing TV and regular shows, to invest into a new…

2017 -> 2018

This year has been quite busy professionally and I’ve split most of my free time with a new videocast with two friends at @TechTalksLondon where we’ve finished a…

droning around

On my first try shooting with the DJI Phantom, I got pretty much everything from strong winds to flying rats

vale Industry 4.0 – like it was in the 2.0

I’ve been recently participating in some Industry 4.0 projects, mostly related to global wine companies, where they actually have the need and the will to transform themselves, look…

self-driving groceries

We’re close to a more common reality. Interesting to see that here in the UK.  It’s going to be interesting to see how cities will be managed to…

alexa never stops to amaze me

and now this:

disrupting the cloud industry, oh really?!

“Let’s be clear: our goal is to disrupt the cloud computing industry. In 2013 we built the C1 server, a BareMetal ARMv7 server designed for horizontally scalable workloads,…

two sides of the same coin

Data Centre Construction To Top $74bn In Market Value The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 18 percent in 2017 to total $246.8 billion These…

do not feed the emails

When you work for a multinational or a bigger company, emails are your tasks, tickets and work timeline. Everyone emails anyone for anything. Some might even CC a…

windows 10 little annoyance

HyperThreading. That’s it. My little annoyance with Windows 10 and the Surface Pro 4. We all know that having HT is usually a good thing. Emulating multi-core on…

sucker speech engines, they call me master

Alexa and Amazon Echo are really top notch. Not only the whole platform but also how it learns and interacts. Better than asking if it’s connected to the…

the fight for the low code

There are a “few” platforms for low code development software, where OutSystems (a portuguese company) rules the market. The main purpose of these platforms is to provide a common set of…

windows 10 creators – worth the update

fist look at the new windows creator: – it has some interesting features, all the necessary updates (security too) and it feels more (a lot more) nimble. battery…