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Your inbox and where we can traverse from there

I love when my brain has some spare cycles. I love this feeling of being bored. And I love this moment when one of my brain’s cells wake up and shouts out loud, “hey, let’s do something”. In these moments everything looks like a fun thing to do, the next most important project that is going to change the world. I have so many such projects, not finished, never actually fully implemented, the next big thing. Because life is too short to finish projects :).

This time, one of my projects turned into something that works, and I have been using it for the last two years more than 20 times, a Neo4j workshop.

It was a dark, snowy night in Cracow, Poland when said to myself, “hey, what if, I put all my emails into Neo4j”. Doesn’t this sound like a fun project? Of course, it does. You may ask, so what’s the business value of such project. Let me explain you, my business value minded people, fun is the ultimate value, together with exploration and finding people I can go for a drink. That’s what I call business value.

So let me welcome you to a journey on how to find your “true” friends by analysing your inbox in a graph.

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Graphs, pyramids and organic growth

For last couple of months I have been thinking, researching, trying and failing to build different approach to software architecture.As I am getting closer to my 40ties it is high time to summarize what I have learned so far. All the past I spent following others, learning from people, adapting paradigms, testing them in real life, and throwing majority of them to a trashcan, as they were idealistic, utopian visions of reality.
Does it mean I want to concur the world with yet another manifesto? Give consultants a chance to write one more book? Does it mean I want to start a revolution? Ask you to forget all you have learned? For God’s sake, no. If I every do this, it means that I was drunk, or somebody forced me to do it.
The things I think about is rather a librarian like work, a village’s shaman who decided to put all the collective knowledge and wisdom of the tribe, written in the stone. It is rather collection of articles,blog posts, discussions, things so obvious they even don’t have name, so it is hard to talk about them.
So I named this thing, I called it Patterns of Organic Architecture. Nice name, would look nice at the cover book I will never have time to write.
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