Leadership is a Privilege

You shouldn’t be leading if: You see it as a right. You think people should be grateful. You think of it as a burden. You think you are owed. You expect to be recognized. Leading is not for everyone and that’s fine. Not everyone should be leading, specially if the only reason to do it […]

eBooks are being held back

Howard Oakley: […] few eBooks offer any advantage in use over their physical equivalents. eBook readers are still incredibly primitive, and won’t even let you refer to two or more sections of the book at the same time. You can’t photocopy them, copy quotations, or do anything remotely advantageous. What should have been a liberation […]

Your Deadline Will Be Affected

Cleanup takes time. No matter if it is refactoring, fixing bugs, updating supporting libraries, adding the proper documentation, or test coverage to your code. There is no way around this. It will affect your deadlines today, or sometime down the road. The difference is that today, it’s your choice to make. Thinking that you get […]

Time to change all those .dev local environments

Web developers typically use the .dev extension as a TDL for local development environments. Thus when developing a web app, instead of needing to use “localhost” with a specific port, they’d set up the host files to recognize example.dev as the domain for easier testing. That has worked fine until now, since Google just released […]

Wearables

I’ve been using the Apple Watch for the past few weeks. Before that, I hadn’t worn anything on my wrists in over 15 years. Although I don’t quite understand the implications of wearables yet, I know there’s something there. The obvious use case is small, micro-interactions through notifications like a message from my wife saying […]

Don’t scratch too hard

As kids, we’re told not to scratch if it itches, since it will just make it worse. As entrepreneurs searching for problems to solve, we’re told the exact opposite. We could build better products by solving our own pains, since we’ll know the problem better than anyone. Paul Graham calls this organic ideas. Besides, how […]

Consumer Grade

Historically, enterprise software buying has occurred in silos ruled by IT overlords. IT commanded what computers, smartphones, and software you had to use. In most places, this is still the case, but, the fact that most employees use their personal devices,(tablets and smartphones) at work, means that they’ll have a say in what they are […]

Why Android will gain HUGE tablet marketshare later this year

Why Android will gain HUGE tablet marketshare later this year Robert Scobles’s vision of Android tablet future is of single app devices for business and institutions. Apart from the low margins the device manufacturer earns(if they’re lucky), who else gets to win here? Do developers get to sell dozens of apps? Does Google make any […]