Ever since I set up this new site I wanted to migrate all of the content from my previous personal blog to here. Finally it’s done. All blog posts from way back in 2008 to today are migrated, reviewed and tagged and available for you and me to enjoy. Boy, it was a long and time-intensive journey and here’s how it went down:
Every now and then it’s good to get off the screens of iPads and iPhones and just play a board game. As a father of three girls, we like spending evenings playing Catan, Carcassonne or Monopoly. Or even just a simple “Snakes and Ladders” game. But to be able to play, you need dice. And in a household like ours, dice magically disappear… so in order to be able to have them always handy, I decided to quickly build virtual dice, so that we can use the phone to throw them in a truly random fashion! 🎲🎲 Get virtual dice here.
On my iPad not only I can download YouTube videos now, I also created a special page to be able to watch YouTube videos without being tracked. Here’s why I did it and why I hope YouTube/Google will not find out about it:
Today is the day when I’m finally launching my new home page. I know, who cares about a “home page” anymore in 2020? Well, I do, and below I’m going to explain to you, why I do care so much about it. Anyway, new blog, new address, new technology, lots of new things. Here are the details:
10 years ago the iPad went on sale and exactly 8 years ago to date I started my quest to use the iPad as my main computing device - I started being #iPadOnly. And a year later I co-wrote a book about this with my friend Augusto Pinaud and today this book is free and open-sourced for you to read online. Here is how it all came to be:
About a month ago I posted about one of my first big “startup project” ideas: QTbar - free Windows launcher. In that post I explained how that project influenced me and taught me a lesson or two about entrepreneurship. And indirectly helped me launch [Nozbe][n] and make it a success. Today I want to talk about my other, more recent project, called HitRSS which I launched in 2005. How I was very bullish about this project… but it wasn’t my passion so when I launched Nozbe in 2007 I started gradually giving up on HitRSS and left it unmaintained for the next few years… and eventually I shut it down. Here’s the story:
This is a story of a small Windows application I made back in college (in 2000-2002). Back then I was a Windows user and I wrote this application to help me launch programs/files/bookmarks faster on my computer. I gave it away for free and I reached a total of around 100,000 downloads of the app, I think. It was my first “major” and “global” success. It wasn’t a business success, but I learned a lot building and distributing it. In this post I’d like to share QTbar’s story. You’ll also find links to download the app, if you dare want to try it. Here goes:
It is a very exciting time for me. Very soon, together with my team we’re launching my second startup - Remag - to revolutionize digital mobile publishing. In this blog post I’ll try to explain why I’m doing this… and why now… and what it’s all about…