I wrote earlier about how I control stress at work. That applies to most of us, whether we’re employees, consultants or founders. But there are some po…
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A Mars mission has a lot of unknowns, because we never did something like that. But that in turn makes progressing on such an endeavour hard. One way i…
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The world works in a certain way. We were all taught that as kids, and as adults, we take it for granted. People who question the conventional wisdom a…
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Audio Use MP3: it’s supported by all browsers: Chrome, Edge and Safari on desktop, and Chrome and Safari on mobile. In native apps on all OSs — Windows…
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Optimise for productivity over predictability, because if you’re not productive, it will be stressful for you. Try to identify, call out and communicat…
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Using bright screens after sunset hurts sleep. You should set your screen to as low a brightness as you can after dusk. But some screens can become dim…
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Skeuomorphism, or making UIs look like real-world objects, was a design esthetic that started in 2007 with the iPhone, and reached its peak with the iP…
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We take the technology we have today for granted: So, I wanted to stop and appreciate step changes in computing technology that I lived thorugh, things…
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The best backend is no backend at all.
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Say you’re starting a startup today. How should you build your backend? You should start by considering the highest level of abstraction, which is back…
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As the years go by, there are more and more products in every possible niche, so marketing the product is as important as building it. If you go back a…
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Startups, and tech companies in general, operate at 3 different levels: Top level: Business At this level, you deal with questions like: Who are the ta…
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