Category: Business

  • The book that changed my life will horrify some of my friends

    The book that changed my life will horrify some of my friends

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand changed my life. Whether that was for the better or worse, it’s up for each person to decide. For me, I’m very happy with the change and I’m glad it happened. I didn’t turn into an objectivist though. Literarily, I don’t think the book is great. I think Ayn Rand […]

  • Hell yeah or no

    Hell yeah or no

    In Tim Ferris’ interview of Derek Sivers, in which he says that if your answer to a question is not “Hell yeah”, it should be “no”. This got the “Hell yeah” from many listeners and some custom artwork created. But I’m not sure I agree. Let me elaborate a bit on the concept. Derek Sivers’ argument […]

  • Weeks are better than months

    Weeks are better than months

    If I say to you “let’s meet in a month” you probably won’t know exactly when we are meeting again. It’s an approximation at best. Do I mean 30 days? do I mean the exact same day number but on the next month? What if that month doesn’t have that day, like February 30th? What […]

  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year! Up to now, Marty McFly has showed us what to expect, but from now on, we are in uncharted territory. It’s time to start making our own future, our own decisions. We can now focus on things more important than hoverboards. Just kidding, hoverboards are cool. More than four years ago I […]

  • How to legally submit an app to Apple’s App Store when it uses encryption (or how to obtain an ERN)

    How to legally submit an app to Apple’s App Store when it uses encryption (or how to obtain an ERN)

    Disclaimer: this article is now obsolete as the rules have changed, please don’t waste your time reading it. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice.  There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about whether you need an ERN or not to publish an app in the App Store. I spoke […]

  • A browser in your screensaver is a square peg in a round hole

    A browser in your screensaver is a square peg in a round hole

    This blog post was originally published in Screensaver Ninja‘s blog. We were recently challenged by someone who asked what was so special about adding websites into a screensaver. Perhaps, at first, this doesn’t seem like a tough task but after months of challenging work, I can confirm it is. I realized I never shared exactly […]

  • What is a Single Page Application?

    This is a short video describing what a Single Page Application is, how they compare to normal web apps and why they are the future.

  • Finally happy with the creation of a web site

    Finally happy with the creation of a web site

    In the past, I never managed to build a web site and feel happy with the process. Every time I finished building a web site I would have a list of things to never do again. Until now! So, I thought I’d share. First, by web site I mean content, like watuapp.com or screensaver.ninja, I […]

  • The danger of the wide product

    Working at Watu I came up with the categorization of products by width. There are products that are wide and products that are narrow. They have different traits and understanding those traits is important. Watu is a wide product. Twitter is a narrow product while Facebook is wider. This is not a matter of complexity […]