6 March 2013

How to get rich without making more money link

We’ve all heard stories of tycoons who couldn’t be happy, or lottery winners that end up ruined a few years later, wishing it had never happened. I can understand the possibility that having amounts of money that seem copious to you and me might bring certain problems we’re ignorant about. But I still always find myself thinking that these people must be particularly foolish or naive not to be able to make millions of dollars work for them.

Clearly, we need to develop the ‘enough’ mindset.

28 February 2013

On Building High Performance Website

I’m hooked with this. I thought that just by writing good CSS, placing Javascript at the bottom of the page, and using PNG images, will make the websites faster. Turns out, we can do a lot more. Thankfully, my online friend, Adi from Hardyw3b, shared his reports on this topic.

From the perspective of web developer, this kind of thing will help us deal with high-traffic and heavy content websites. Everyone like it fast, right? But, how fast is fast?

Let’s find out.

24 February 2013

Medium link

Sharing ideas and experiences moves humanity forward.

New place to read good article!

22 February 2013

The Truth about a Failing Startup link

If I can leave with one piece of advice to young founders. Please think really hard about taking other peoples money. If I had failed using my own money, I could live with it. But having a team of investors believe in you, only to let them down is an incredibly difficult thing to deal with. Try and finance your product yourself for as long as you can. At least until you can realise if your idea is decent (which takes a long time to figure out).

Great advice.

13 December 2012

Curated Newspaper

Currently, I’m into the idea of curation. All things should be curated. Why you asked? There’s too many things to read and consume! Plus I’m not going to spend a lot of time on the internet, that would make me missed my wonderful life, which is real life.

My first project with Gaddafi, curaqion, is about curating good and fascinating article on Quora. That went well, for now. Except now we need to provide paid subscription to make sure this project sustained for a long time.

Alright, back to newspaper. Ah newspaper, a medium that has so little good information, many unwanted things, bullsh*t news, celebrity gossips, and of course, advertisements, a lot of it. But we can’t really complain, don’t we? All newspaper is just like that.

So, enter the world of curated content. Imagine a newspaper that provide a useful, insightful news on locals, education, foreign affairs, technology, and sports. However, cramming all that topics would be too ambitious, so maybe we should start with local news first. Paid user will get daily news by email, and normal user can view the content on the website for free.

The updates will commence on the evening. Because I hate people who use their working time to do other things while working.

Great right? But the problem is, we need to update the website each day. Unless we hire a editor, this idea would become useless.

I’m glad that I shared this. Maybe I should do this again, given that I had an idea to share.

2 December 2012

Think Different link

Most people take the safe route, because they’re afraid of being different and failing. If you do nothing amazing but you go with the crowd, then you don’t look stupid. But then you miss out on the amazing.

If you never stand out from the crowd, you will always be average. And that’s fine, but the people who stand out are the ones who make a mark, who innovate and discover, who learn the freedom of exploration and invention.

One of the many gems by Leo Babauta. Go read it!

29 November 2012

Subcompact Publishing link

Take all of our digital publishing nuts and springs, bits and bolts and spread them out on the old table. Climb our ladder and look down and ask yourself:
“What can I build for subcompact publishing?”

We need this, perhaps?

28 November 2012

Work Less link

You know who you are. You want to do it all and won’t let go of the controls, even for a moment. You want to please everyone and typically put your own needs on the back burner to do so. Perhaps you don’t see enough of your family, or your stress doesn’t allow you to enjoy the time you do have with them.

The key is to find the balance. Enjoy your life while you experiencing your adventurous journey.

28 October 2012

Learnable Programming link

The reason why most people thinks learning programming is really hard. Me included, what a shame.

22 October 2012

Product School Guide by The Open Company link

In January, my partner Shan and I used Kickstarter to raise about $16,000 to make an indestructible map of interesting places in San Francisco. When we started out, we had two goals: first, to produce a map of the city so great that people would gasp in delight upon opening it, and second, to learn how to mass produce a product.

Kudos to Eric and Shan for writing this guide. Extremely useful.

21 October 2012

There's Always Time link

“I’d love to start a company / become a great programmer / write an awesome blog, but there’s just not enough time in the day!” Bullshit. There’s always enough time, you’re just not spending it right.


How to get good at making money link

Understanding what people really want to know—and how that differs from what you want to tell them—is a fundamental tenet of sales. And you can’t get good at making money unless you get good at selling.

— Jason Fried

SSH Config File link

If you’re anything like me, you probably log in and out of a half dozen remote servers (or these days, local virtual machines) on a daily basis. And if you’re even more like me, you have trouble remembering all of the various usernames, remote addresses and command line options for things like specifying a non-standard connection port or forwarding local ports to the remote machine.

The Django Book link

Welcome to the online version of The Django Book, a free book about the Django Web framework for the Python programming language.