Fred’s tees #38 – Wikipedia College

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Wikipedia is known as the online dictionary of the web, and I’m no exception about using it. It was natural for me to buy this t-shirt from Qwertee as this free encyclopedia contributed a lot to my personal knowledge. Read more

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Go out of your comfort zone, and fight your fears

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I’m like Batman! Unfortunately, it’s not because I’m a hero who saves lifes: it’s because I was afraid of bats. Two years ago, a bat, visibly sick, entered our apartment. It was the first time I was near one of those flying rats, and I learn something: bats were scaring the shit out of me.... Read more

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Life is too short – my silent retreat experience

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I’m always thinking, always: this brain of mine never turns off. I’m thinking about blog posts, new projects, work… I can shut it down only when I’m sleeping, when I’m drunk or when I watch a movie. Even in those cases, as soon as it’s done, I’m back at the thinking process. It’s exhausting, so... Read more

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Going out of his comfort zone doesn’t mean doing stuff you don’t like

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When I told my previous manager that I didn’t like my role because it changed too much, he told me that I should be happy, as I like to go out of my comfort zone. I had a very good relationship with him, and I know he was joking, but it made me realize that... Read more

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Cherish feedbacks

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We should cherish feedbacks. I’m not talking about non-constructive one: I’m talking about the one that make you learn, understand, and improve yourself. Being criticize isn’t a bad thing. Our first reflex is to avoid them, but we shouldn’t. I remember, when I started to do public speaking, I was afraid of those evaluation forms:... Read more

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Don’t be ashamed of self-promotion

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Let’s be honest, we all use our social media channels to promote ourselves, and our projects. Many people feel ashamed to do so. I don’t. I think we shouldn’t… There are a lot of things we can promote: our expertise, our friends, our ideas, our tastes, our knowledge, our projects, our company… Like everything in... Read more

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Street music #1

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Everywhere I go I like to take pictures of beautiful street art, but there is another form of street art that I like: street music. All those musicians, sometimes very good, other time, not that much, are part of discovering a new city. It’s not just about travelling as we have a lot of those... Read more

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Fred’s tees #37 – Responsive Web Design

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I’m a huge fan of the responsive web design technique. I did many talks on the subject, and helped countless people to understand, and make their applications as their sites using that technique. As with many of my t-shirts, it was a no brainer to me when I saw this tee on Cotton Bureau. Read more

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From shy introvert to colorful extrovert

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People are always telling me that I’m lucky to be an extravert, that it’s nice that speaking in front of people doesn’t scare me or that I have the power to do everything I want because of my personality. It’s true, but I worked to get that luck… Many years ago, I was one of... Read more

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It’s about how people perceive you

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As a teenager, I was working in a bowling. One evening, my boss looked at me, and asked me if everything was fine: she saw that I had red eyes. I knew what she had in mind: is Fred smoked weed before his shift? I didn’t know why my eyes were like this, but the... Read more

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