“most people don’t ‘calendar in’ their friends”

Too true. I was pretty surprised people don’t do that here in Asia, very weird.

Read Quote of Susan Wu’s answer to Silicon Valley: What are some things I’d be shocked to learn about the outside world? on Quora

People Are Awesome [video]

Believe you can change — Aaron Swartzs — Raw Thought

In the growth mindset, success comes from growing. Effort is what it’s all about — it’s what makes you grow. When you get good at something, you put it aside and look for something harder so that you can keep growing.

Fixed-mindset people feel smart when they don’t make mistakes, growth-mindset people feel smart when they struggle with something for a long time and then finally figure it out. Fixies try to blame the world when things go bad, growthers look to see what they can change about themselves. Fixies are afraid to try hard — because if they fail, it means they’re a failure. Growthers are afraid of not trying.

Believe you can change Aaron Swartzs Raw Thought.

@TextExpander snippets to get your external and NIC IPs

If you’re developing iOS apps that talk development servers on your machine running Pow, chances are you are using xip.io URLs in your AppDelegate. I’m tired of finding my IP and pasting it in, so I’ve created these @TextExpander snippets:




The interface name (en?) might vary on your Mac.

The real reason we’re upset about Sparrow’s acquisition

This is the core of the disappointment that many of us feel with the Sparrow acquisition. It’s not about the $15 or less we spent on the apps. It’s not about the team’s well-deserved payout. It’s about the loss of faith in a philosophy that we thought was a sustainable way to ensure a healthy future for independent software development, where most innovation happens.

via The real reason we’re upset about Sparrow’s acquisition.

So true. I paid for Sparrow for Mac and iOS and I don’t even use them. I use Mailplane and Apple’s iOS Mail.app, mainly because I can’t deal with using IMAP, not even with IDLE. I bought Sparrow because I wanted to support an awesome independent software company and a lot of my friends love both Sparrow clients. No one owes anyone anything, we paid and got great software for more than a year, and people moved on.

This worries me a bit though, what if 1Password gets acquired? I depend on it so much that my life would literally be different if one day it stops getting updates with new versions of browsers and OS.

late bloomer, not a loser. I hope by Dave McClure

and so here I am: still standing in the arena, in hand-to-hand combat with demons mostly of my own making, aiming to make a small dent in the universe. nowhere near a great success story, yet fighting the good fight and perhaps helping others to achieve greatness as I attempt a bit of my own. I’ll be 46 in a month, well past the age when most folks have already shown what they’re made of. but I’m still grasping for that brass ring.

via late bloomer, not a loser. I hope by Dave McClure.

city hall plank

photo by @art_chang.

Rands In Repose: Someone is Coming to Eat You

the future is invented by the people who don’t give a shit about the past.

Rands In Repose: Someone is Coming to Eat You.

Today is Fee-Fee’s 11th Birthday!

Today is our first yorkie FeeFee’s birthday, he would’ve been 11! We miss him. He’s playing w/ Buddy and Dr John now. http://t.co/5YR2fPig
Andrew Ng

Marsèll shoes exhibition at White fashion show