How to estimate the sales of an competitor using its own website under Magento 2 ?

A little "economic intelligence hack".

How to estimate the sales of an competitor using its own website ?

A lot of techies are implemeting, like in Magento 2 for example, an invoice system with a classic table where there is an ID of the invoice.

This ID is , for techie guy, an INT(11) with a primary key and auto increment capabilities.

Then the first sell, will have an invoice with ID 1, the second with ID 2.

The default template gives back the ID for the client.

Frameworks are not always the best solution

(The match between library and framework is not yet finished)

When i look back at my career since 2001 where i have done my first commercial website for a company - a video game company based in Paris, Delphine Software International  -, to now, i was project manager of 62 professionals projects from any scale, and any timeframe

On top of this 62 projects in 18 years, I have 2 majors big failures on my list  and this 2 failures was based on a IT "core" framework used.

How imiting Ants can lead to a better delivery service.

Ants are making delivery every day. They are the UPS of the insect world. They bring to their home a tons of material to build awesone structure.

And we can imitate them.

Indeed if you have a fleet enough numerous you can simulate first the ant behavior to reach a point with your delivery "actors" and it's quiete simple.

Ants when they are moving, just put a chimical substance everywhere they pass. 

Javascripts quick tips : how to access data on the page.

When we play with Javascript, we often don't remember simple things because syntax is not so "intuitive" by moment.


This great language is one of the most powerfull we have to build any kind of applications then i am gathering here, for me, quick and simple tips to go fast.


1] Get the value of a form with Javascript (pure DOM)

If the form id is "form_id" (<form id='form_id' etc..)

You can catch any element in the form with its name (becarefull it's then the name then the name="XXX"

How to find easily between multiple agenda the "common" free time for all of them using Matrix and Hadamard operator

Mathematics is often viewed as complex but finally a lot of mathematical tools helps you in daily programming.

My problem of today is i have multiple agenda and i need to find between them the "common" free(available) time. 

If i had a strict mathematical language i will tell you that we will use Hadamard Operator between n matrix representing my schedule of each ressource to produce the final matrix where i can find the free time between this.

I will have this if A and B are 2 matrix of same dimensions using Hadamard (1 don't read it, nightmare)

ThirdBrain SA closed, temporary, its trading activities for customers.

ThirdBrain Sa is mostly active in Asia : Japan first, Singapore, Honk-Kong etc..

During the outbreak of the pandemia in Asia, we received a lot of emails of people from this region asking us to stop trading on the risks linked to this pandemia.

We decided to do this at the end of january 2020.

Since February 2020, we are still honoring contracts with some b2b suppliers but we stopped to sell ours robots to customers directly because we think it's not the time to trade against the systemic risk linked to the pandemia.

R.I.P good time, SEQUOIA capital told us a little story about crisis.

We all know now that a big crisis is now coming. Some articles in the past was annoucing a financial crisis first.

We have a health crisis topped with a global problem on political governance.

Both are driving us to a "monster crisis" if politicians are not taking the good measures and few countries are doing right now.

Back in 2008, Sequoia Capital shared with its portfolio companies some tips for surviving the economic downturn.

Let's do some maths, why companies need to take care about the Coronavirus

A very good blog post about the virus, coronavirus and some maths from the president of the first association of belgian doctors,Dr philippe devos, (FR) (1) explains why we may have a pandemia ahead that will strike the economy and this advices - which are not alarmist by the way - have to be followed by everyone .

At ThirdBrain during 7 years and still now we are producing software which forecast future for the economy market and we studied a lot of software in the same area including virus spreading ones, climates ones etc...

For the Virus , it's very very very simple.