Generative Retail Revolution

It’s the brink of retail revolution! Isn’t it? And now powered by Generative AI. From enhancing product design to optimizing supply chains, and from transforming marketing strategies to…

Dr. Sbaitso with Generative AI

Remember Dr. Sbaitso, an artificial intelligence program designed as a digital psychologist, made by Creative Labs and introduced in the early 90s for DOS – you know the…

PrintScreen Magazine

Back in 2007, this website was a blog aggregator and we asked a few of the bloggers to resume their 2007. The result was this number zero of…

Throwback: Learning French from Joystick Magazine

It was Easter vacation in Portugal, back in 1993, when I started learning proper French. Why do I recall that so well? Because it was a few months…

NAT: Thinking Inside the Box

Most people talk about thinking “outside of the box” as an idiomatic expression encouraging creative thinking and problem-solving that goes beyond traditional boundaries or norms. It’s about innovation…

Modern Wisdom

For me, the Three Wise Monkeys were always a visual representation, a reminder of some bigger values, the ethical culture which I always brought to any work environment…

NAT: Generative Shoe Machinery

Just as the Industrial Revolution transformed my grandparents from shoemakers into artisans operating machinery, this new age of AI is changing the landscape for developers. In the near…

NAT: Copilot everything, all at once

Copilot everything, everywhere, all at once. It’s not the sequel, bur rather what Microsoft presented us recently! Could easily be the plot for world dominance, again, but it’s…

UK airport confiscates passenger’s Flipper Zero

Yup, That’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation… But here is the story behind the news: https://www.dailydot.com/debug/gatwick-airport-seizes-flipper-zero/ For those who follow me on Twitter and…

NAT: Friday Afternoon Deployments

Ah, the good old times of when the “no one ever got fired for buying IBM” – was a thing. Remember that? Then the next one was the…

NAT: Go-To-Market Strategy

GTM or Go-To-Market is that business slang that is also trendy, sounds good and it goes around in the business world. It’s sophisticated and modern. Yet its overuse…

NAT: Estimations and Expectations

Estimations and expectations, today’s modern source of most of tech problems, right? No matter what tools, processes, methods, techniques and software we use to aid, address or solve…

NAT: Propaganda in the Digital Age

We live in a fast-paced digital age, where everyone lives in their own echo chamber, but the tactics and techniques of propaganda have been improved, refined and expanded….

NAT: Technical Debt IRL

We are living in a world saturated with technical debt! I’m not just talking about the software we produce, but rather have it on our normal daily life….

NAT: Product Lead Transformation

Some of you might have noticed by now that I have several videos already on the “Now About This” channel discussing product and transformation, and the intersection between…

NAT: Generative Agent Smith

Everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence, with trailblazers like ChatGPT reshaping how we perceive and understand technology and the world. So a recent study from Stanford introduced us…

NAT: Prompt Operators

Last year, we saw a shift in the natural order of things, especially within the development world. Let me explain. When I started my career, we were all…

NAT: chatGPT made this video

As LinkedIn continued to grow in popularity, more and more people began using the platform to connect with others in their professional network and share updates about their…

NAT: Build protocols, not platforms

For those who follow me here, know that I’m a big fan of Twitter and even one of the first ones with an account there, as I managed…

NAT: Let’s talk about Apple

Let’s talk about Apple! Again, I know I know. But this time is about my Apple pet peeves. The things that I really hate about Apple devices and…

NAT: Growing Teams and Culture

If you work in a high growth company, where the head count doubles or triples every year, or even less, then you know it’s hard to build a…

NAT: Work Ready For Students

This week I spent a day with year 12 grade kids, in a workshop style approach, bringing real life scenarios for them to solve, propose solutions, use their…

NAT: Building Roadmaps

Did you ever used a roadmap to build company culture and provide a communication tool for everyone? Or are you just stuck to product roadmaps as feature announcements…

NAT: Building Feature Teams

I’ve been recently dealing up close with engineering teams – I’m leading one at the moment- and also with the way what we’re going to build (and setup)…

NAT: Acronyms & Business Jargon

CoE, PaaS, SaaS, CI, CD, MVP, ACL, APIM, BSOD, EOF, FIFO, CDN… They’re all acronyms that most of us use every day, but my favorite ones are PEBMAC…

NAT: Cloud Minimum Viable Product

I still remember how complicated it was to develop applications on the late 90’s and then web applications on the early 2000’s. Back then there was no cloud,…

NAT: Career Gaps Explained

Recently, I’ve seen some posts and comments about career gaps. And looking at a recent LinkedIn feature, it seems like a thing they will do to help everyone…

The Resignation of Agile

Recently, everyone has been talking about the great resignation [1]; on how people are quitting their jobs in record numbers. Even after the pandemic, it accelerated, and people…

NAT: Crisis Management

Few weeks ago, Portugal was targeted by hackers and a large newsgroup was hacked – or better, erased -, another one was disrupted and a critical infrastructure provider…

NAT: Hobbies in Technology

It feels like everyone in technology have a hobby nowadays! From what I’ve seen on pretty much of the social networks, it’s quite trendy to have a side…

NAT: Back to the Office?

It’s been over 2 years of covid and back to work is on everyone’s mind, coffee machines are being warmed up, desks moved and emails being fired asking…

NAT: Communicating your strategy

At the beginning of the last decade I was lucky enough to work for one of the largest communication and PR companies in Portugal, where I learned a…

NAT: Voice Operating Systems

For those who have been following me for years, know that I’m a big fan of Alexa – the voice assistant from Amazon. Not only a fan, but…

NAT: Predictions for 2022

Predicting something in today’s day and age is quite hard. Specially because times are fast changing and tech is moving at warp speed. For this year, my three…

Drone Rant – Over Water

I’ve been a drone pilot for some time now. Since my Phantom 3 and now with my Mavic Zoom 2 – which I love it! I have already…

NAT: Innovation Per Watt

2021 was the year where we got the best performance per watt CPU on the market: the apple M1. But it was also the year that Intel got…

NAT: Human Action Cycle

There is a psychological model by which it describes the steps humans take when they interact with computer systems. This model can be used to help evaluate if…

NAT: Competitive Advantage

There are lots of reasons for people and business to choose you, your work, product or services, over other available options and competitors, but it’s your ability to…

NAT: Zero Trust Security

We all love buzzwords! Especially security folks that for the past decade found ways to bring design and marketing together. Just look at the ransomware designs, or logos…

NAT: Clive Sinclair ZX Spectrum

The Timex Sinclair 2048 was my first computer, ever. It’s the reason why I work in technology and why I do indeed love so much this world, even…

Tech Talks London – Season 4

There are some things in life that this pandemic changed, for sure and in a way that we’re still to understand. Tech Talks London is a show that…

NAT: Event Driven Architecture

Is really event driven architecture a buzz or actually a new idea? Indeed, it’s not something new. From complex event processing to the hardware interrupts of the UNIVAC, computers have been…

NAT: No Code, No Worries

No code? No worries! That’s how many of the no-code or even low-code platforms marketing themselves. But the purpose of no-code platforms is to make things easier for…

NAT: Domain Driven & Strategic Design

All these new microservice-based architecture became a standard for designing a modular scalable software architecture. You will face, at certain moment of growth, challenges of splitting monolithic applications…

NAT: Cloud Exit Strategy

We are currently in a world where friends don’t let friends build datacentres, where the cloud needs to be first and where serverless is the new gold standard…

NAT: Product Roadmaps

Did you know that effective roadmaps can help an organization make deliberate choices about a products’ development? But either you’re writing or reading a roadmap, you still have…

NAT: Failures and starting small

We all know that most projects fail. Some of them even fail multiple times. But is there a way to actually reduce this rate and likelihood of failure?…

NAT: Product Strategy

What is value? How do we achieve value in a product? These are some of the things people think when they talk about value products. But values are…

IPV6 DNS with the Nokia HyperHub by Hyperoptic

NAT: Dependencies in Agile

Agile isn’t something new. Actually, everyone in the industry thinks they do some sort of agile, even if sometimes it’s a masked version of waterfall. But one of…