Don’t mistake…

Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.—Dalai Lama

Preach vs. Tolerate

From the book Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, a team’s success (or that of an entire business) will not be based on what you preach but rather on what you tolerate.

A brainstorm…

I was unable to find these words strung together using Google: “A brainstorm derailed my train of thought into a stream of consciousness.” My thoughts get derailed quite frequently these days…

Avoid SOS and Focus

It is all too easy to succumb to the lure of Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS) when the true path is always laser focus on one’s vision.

Lazarus on OS X (El Capitan)

For fun, just installed Free Pascal, the GDB debugger and Lazarus 1.6.0 onto my Mac. First I downloaded and installed,, fpcsrc-3.0.0-20151207-macosx.dmg, and lazarus-1.6.i686-macoxs.dmg from When initially launching Lazarus, the GDB debugger could not be found.  The best guide for installing GDB on OS X (which works for El Capitan) was from Neil Traft […]