iot owns you, no?

We need the right to fix our own property. We need the right to kick invasive advertisers out of our devices. We need the ability to shut down the information back-channels to advertisers, not merely because we don’t love being spied on, but because those back doors are security risks, as the stories of Superfish … Continue reading iot owns you, no?

Messy

I’m starting to mess up again. I’m starting something without a clear goal in mind. Tldr: Long post ahead. Need to set a clear goal, measure and move on. This morning I listened to “Startup for the rest of us” Noah a very good internet business person / marketer was giving advice on how to grow … Continue reading Messy

Making mistakes at work

These developers were human. They made a mistake. And so did the reviewers who audited this code. I’ve read some comments on Reddit and HackerNews along the lines of: “What an obvious mistake! How was it even possible they missed this?” (Ignoring that the “obvious” vulnerability was introduced in January and only now discovered.) When … Continue reading Making mistakes at work

Confirmation bias

There’s an irony to all of this mess, of course. If you’re desperate enough to feel better about yourself by adopting a philosophy of delusional positivity, that philosophy will appeal to others around you who are also desperate to feel better about themselves via The Truth About “The Secret” | Mark Manson This piece of … Continue reading Confirmation bias

Bad Appeitte 

At times, when the heat is so strong and I do not feel like eating any rice or solid meals, porridge is what I go for. Here are 3 porridge recipes that we think you will love in this “heaty” city. via 3 healthy and easy to prepare herbal porridge recipes for the summer – … Continue reading Bad Appeitte 

Media

To me, It’s all about participation. Users are agnostic to where they consume your story. But if you focus on content, and attempt to build brand, you will win. via The Hack: Having a Media Company Mentality – Gary Vaynerchuk – Medium Truly. This is where I’m heading next. Media. Building web properties, it’s so … Continue reading Media

Silent Evidence

That year, I turned 30. There’s an old Chinese saying: ‘At 30, one stands firm.’ Yet, I couldn’t even support myself. What could I do? Keep waiting, or give up my movie-making dream? My wife gave me invaluable support. via Ang Lee: A Never-Ending Dream | What Shih Said I find myself in this quote. … Continue reading Silent Evidence

Longer you work, the least likely you startup 

For many people, the longer they work at a big company making a large salary, the higher their personal expenses rise, and the lower their chances will be of starting a startup, even if that is their eventual goal. via Why Should I Start a Startup? I agreed. The chance of starting a business once … Continue reading Longer you work, the least likely you startup 

The Founder

Just finish watching the show “The Founder”. It’s about how MacDonald got started. Here’s a few thing I learn from watching the show: Business is war Be ruthless Be persistence Contracts are like hearts, they are meant to be broken Don’t depend on contracts, do not even depend on handshake Be in the property business … Continue reading The Founder

No ads, Gmail

Ads will continue to appear inside the free version of Gmail, as promoted messages. But instead of scanning a user’s email, the ads will now be targeted with other personal information Google already pulls from sources such as search and YouTube. Ads based on scanned email messages drew lawsuits and some of the most strident … Continue reading No ads, Gmail