14 March 2013

Live now link

We avoid accepting praise because we fear we will start to believe it and cease to improve. We avoid creating a home because we fear it will make us too content to move, to lay our head on the rolled up sweater of the next opportunity. We avoid taking a job because we fear we will get addicted to the money and never start a company.

As the writer states, “Don’t forget to live”.

Qualities of Successful People link

They are on time. On time for work, on time for meetings, on time for the train. They hate wasting their own time, and as a byproduct, anyone else’s.

A great piece of words from Greg Hoy, the CEO of HappyCog Studio.

13 March 2013

Lessons Learned From Top Curating Sites link

While the Huffington Post works hard to keep people on the site, the Drudge Report sends them away as quickly as it can. In both cases, people keep coming back. While they are operating on different scales – HuffPo as a multi-million dollar subsidiary of AOL and The Drudge Report as a one-man, home-based operation – both have been able to turn news aggregation and curation into a basis for income and long-term, sustainable businesses.

If you interested in content curation, you might want to read the article.

It Would Be Great if Millionaires Would Not Lecture Us on ‘Living With Less’ link

A millionaire does not have the standing to tell regular people that money is overrated. Graham Hill moved into a smaller apartment and sold some of his stuff. But he sure as fuck didn’t empty his bank accounts. It’s easy not to have material things when you can just buy whatever you need, whenever you need it. “ My space is small. My life is big,” writes Hill. Of course it is! You can buy anything and go anywhere at any time, thanks to your vast wealth! The fact that a millionaire’s “life is big” offers little valuable wisdom to the common person. The presumptuousness is akin to a fat food critic walking out of a restaurant after a huge meal and telling a starving beggar on the curb, “Trust me—you don’t want to eat at this place.”


12 March 2013

Money and Happiness link

“So what do we do? We go after the money. We chase it like there’s no tomorrow. And as we do that, we lose time that we could spend having a leisurely dinner or taking a long walk with the love of our life; we lose time we could spend hitting the StairMaster or making a sandwich rather than driving through a fast-food joint for a grease-fest; we lose time we could spend taking classes that might lead us to a career we’d truly enjoy.”

Nicely written. Having more money is nice, but having time to spend with our loved ones is priceless.

OneTab link

Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.

When your tabs are in the OneTab list, you will save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome.

Highly recommended, if you’re on Chrome like me.

7 March 2013

Stop Begging Investors link

Invest your time in the right actions. When you build a great product investors will contact you, so get to work and stop begging for money. “I can’t start, because I don’t have funding” is the lamest excuse not to change your life ever.

Right on!

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!