Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Simply… Pure startup gold!
(hint: follow the link on the title)
On Starting Something
Finally, after over a year of day-dreaming and mucking around with codes (a.k.a. planning and R&D), I’ve decided to put some concrete actions into realising my dreams. I’ve always thought it would be cool to ‘start’ something, but kept feeling that I’d need more time to gather more knowledge. How wrong could I be? Having the privilege of working in a software company with some really smart people, I realised even they don’t have everything figured out on the get go. So, as the famous tagline goes: “Just Do It”.
Hard to svn after you tasted git, java after scala, j2ee after #playframework, windows after linux, linux after mac
My Experience with Android
I’ve been an early adopter of smartphones, starting from the days of the Nokia Communicator (9210). By now I’ve pretty much tried the majority of ‘platforms’ out there, having the pleasure of owning such notable devices as: Nokia N95, Blackberry Pearl (8120) and Bold (9000), iPhone 3GS, and a Samsung Omnia 7.
So a couple of months back, I bought a Galaxy 551 just for the reason of wanting to try an Android device. So it’s not a top-end Android phone, but it is a qwerty model and loaded with Froyo (2.2). I mean, everyone is talking about Android these days and how it’s taking the lead from iPhone in the smartphone race.
Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
First Week on the New Job
First day on the job, as expected, I did the office tour and introduced myself to a whole bunch of people. When I finally sat down on my desk and turn on the PC, voilà!, Windows 7 Enterprise x64. I tried very hard to contain my smile, but inside I was jumping for joy.
Once I logged in, there it was: Firefox and Thunderbird. The first thought that came to my mind was: “Are these softwares company sanctioned?”.
They actually encourage you to use these application. Of course, I can use Outlook and it is preinstalled, but I am expected to troubleshoot it myself if I ran into trouble.
There were other pleasant surprises throughout the week: the intranet is a wiki, VPN access is available for all employee (without jumping through the hoops), I can wear polo and jeans to work (except when meeting clients, of course), and more…
I can definitely get used to this!
Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.