Michael Bastos Online Writings and Resume

A different take on Misogyny

I’ll premise this article with the following statement, Men today need fewer lessons on misogyny and more mom’s and dad’s that were willing to whip them when they did wrong at an early age. Yes, I understand that doesn’t solve the current problem but history has shown us that you almost never solve a contemporary problem in the current generation. It usually takes one or two for the societal problem to truly go away. I spent 8 years in the Marines, if you want an example of mysogonistic cu...

Being the new Developer in the room

There’s a lot to be said about being the new guy at any tech company, depending on your level of experience you’ll either try your best to hit the ground running and make some mistakes along the way or you’ll become more reserved about what you do or say in order not to come off looking like an idiot. Either way when I quit my government contract gig to come work for AMCO, I was looking for a challenge beyond what I was already doing at work or in my free time and got one. Here are some of m...

Confusions about prosperity

I don’t consider myself a prosperous person though some people may say that I’ve been blessed beyond what I deserve. I recently read a CNN blog article on religion that I disagree with not on a basis of facts but on the basis of perspectives. The article as well as many Christians in our modern society hate the idea of correlating prosperity with God’s favor and blessing for good reason. There are plenty of verses in scripture that seem to show a disdain for the rich and wealthy and a lot o...

Losing focus and getting it back

A few months ago I quite a job I loved in order to start a company, it was one of the hardest and best decisions I’ve ever made, yet I took some side contract work to help pay the bills while I spent every available effort to build out my software and architecture. It wasn’t easy and I have a family with a wife who’s a stay at home mom and two kids so needless to say it felt almost impossible but God is good and everything has been working out. Recently I entered into a conversation with a g...

Why I’m okay with an Early Christmas

Recently I’ve heard a lot of people complaining that Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year. It use to be that the radio would start playing Christmas music right after Thanksgiving and then suddenly now Halloween isn’t even over and there’s already Christmas decorations at all of the stores. You know something? I for one am okay with that and here’s why. Though I completely disagree with stores staying open on Thanksgiving day all throughout the night in order to get the sho...