You are at the same time sandwiched between the Officer (this could be the CEO or the Client) and your fellow men (this is your team). Your CEO expects 101% and nothing less from you to build the “most awesome” product while your team members highlights to you that somethings are just not possible in a short span of time. So you the specialist starts to do what you do best, managing the expectation of both parties.
I started a mailing list too, it’s not for spamming. It’s for me to connect with my readers. Because I feel that email still brings the closest connection one can get online especially in current times.
injuries when your race day is near? should you be taking a rest. I did and this is how I feel.
A rest is only the first step of a longer journey ahead (休息是为了走更长的路)
But I had hard time with itunes feeds because the RSS I set up was not compatible. I also try applying for soundcloud podcasting beta program but did not hear from them. I did Tumblr too1 but still I had issues with the podcast feed. At one stage, I even wanted to pay for podcast hosting services such as libsyn or even squarespace but because launchbyte not having any cash sponsorships, we decided not to take up paid hosting.
And I decided to build my own podcasting site. It’s running on Jekyll, hosted on Github while the media files are on dropbox. All these for free. If you are looking to try podcasting, this may be a good alternative.
So in this very long post, I’m writing to myself that I this space to write what I want and have it design and work according to my needs, just like my house.
This week I’m writing my a post a week over at a new place. I’m taking this opportunity to learn web development and to see if I love the new space.
One of the key reasons entrepreneurship in Singapore suffers is that the government and the culture discourage non-conformity and independent thinking.
Interesting insights about the implicit costs of entrepreneurship, certainly a good read to fellow entrepreneurs. But I personally believes that the trend or rather the culture that used to ‘restrict’ us for venturing is changing. With the push in funding, and seeing startups launching up in many of coworking spaces available (which also started growing in the last few years). The entrepreneurship scene definitely growing and moving forward although we still have much to learn from startup nation like Israel.
Here’s an interesting quote from the article.
Years ago Guy Kawasaki said “Israel has 5 million people, 6 million entrepreneurs, and 15 million opinions. Singapore has 5 million people, 6 entrepreneurs, and 1 opinion.”
As a local entrepreneur, and I’m sure many of the fellow entrepreneurs friends too would love see that this “Singapore has 5 million people, 6 entrepreneurs, and 1 opinion.”would no longer be true in the coming years. Being an entrepreneur is not just about chasing the money, doing something you love, having the financial freedom. It is also about making the country proud.
For 30 days, commit to taking and or sharing only one unedited image per day. If it makes you feel more comfortable, take a handful of shots and choose one at the end of the day. Delete or save the rest. less
With filters, every photo seems processed. Take a photo a day #nofilter30d and experience original. Be creative. see you on Instagram #nofilter30d
I’m looking to learn web development, after researching around, I narrowed down to rails and nodejs but which is the better one for starter like me?
This week, I chatted with Chris about learning web development for starter like me. I have some background on objective C, but when it comes on web development there are so many things to consider. What would you suggest? Node? or Rails?
I also been looking around for a platform to host my podcast so that I can use it for itunes, if there is any podcaster around, I love to hear your suggestions.
We did many planning discussion. We questioned what is the benefit of users after they use the app for a while? What is the utility aspect that make early adopter start to use the app? …
These are all very important question, but we haven’t think about how users will find out our app?
The same question I ask myself when I created “pomchek go where“. I thought that by building it someone would actually it and it turns out just the opposite. There was no download nor any feedbacks. It’s not that I’m expecting “thousands of downloads” but I’m hoping someone would actually use it and give me feedback, as starter developer. I treasured feedbacks.
So when I did a version upgrade for the app, I posted on my facebook wall and some biking groups which I follows too. Which I’m happen to say I manage to get some feedbacks, Otherwise I would not have known my app suck. Here’s another quote that as an independent developer I keep in my mind.
When you spend weeks or months perfecting your product in the name of ‘user experience’ or ‘design’ before selling it, you are doing more harm than good for your users and yourself on your quest to be financially independent. – @jot
And before I put a close on my weekly post, I like to do a shoutout that I’m doing a regular podcast on launchbyte and would love to hear your feedbacks.
From Google docs to Clear, every time Lifehacker puts out an article about the latest GTD craze I am all up in it. But you quickly realise if the tool suits your style of working and decide whether to keep it in your toolbelt after a week or 2.