A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built

September 2nd, 2017

Just a good thought.

How To Be Happier: Start Noticing

December 21st, 2016

It’s been a while since I last wrote. Life has been busy. I think I reached an important inner discovery a few weeks ago and wanted to share it. It’s kind of silly to think that the things that I’m about to write have been discovered over and over again, generation over generation, and that while time advances forward, human nature changes very little. We rediscover the same old truths about ourselves. I left the nomadic way in search of greater happiness. […]

Why Weekends Don’t Feel The Same Anymore (In a Good Way)

March 8th, 2015

I’ve been unconsciously experiencing this feeling for a while now, but I haven’t had time to put it into words until yesterday. So I wrote a note and promised myself to write a post about this. When we’re caught in the cycles of society, we live for the weekend. When it’s Tuesday morning and a huge pile of work stares us in the face, we zoom out and wish it was already Saturday. Then when it’s Sunday night, we wish that we […]

How Do You Think of Great App Ideas?

February 20th, 2015

I have a theory: if you think of ways to make money, your mind will automatically pursue ideas that already exist (because ideas that have already made money, already exist). If you think of ways to help people accomplish something new and useful with technology, monetization doesn’t matter . If your app helps to solve a problem that people have, in a novel way, then you have a great idea! Don’t worry about the cash. It will eventually follow. Instead, […]

Explore Something New

February 3rd, 2015

I picked up a book about the Haskell programming language a few weeks ago. Its purely functional approach is different than most other popular languages, but it’s turning out to be a worthy investment of time. It teaches you a whole lot about functional patterns. Learning something new is like traveling; you might feel a little uncomfortable traveling to a new place at first, but once you get to know an area, all of the sudden you get new perspectives. […]

Letting Go of Things

January 26th, 2015

Materialistic attachment is a silly feeling we get the moment we’re about to lose something we invested time or money into. But if we stop for a moment and ask ourselves what really matters in the universe, then reality settles in. As long as we are in good health, have some friends and family and are not starving, things are going to be OK. Everything else is just extra. Next time your car breaks down or your phone stops working, […]

The Path of Least Resistance

December 19th, 2014

How do you describe something beautiful? In nature, art, design, music, engineering, mathematics, philosophy, something beautiful simply flows. Whether it’s a concept, an artistic expression, a practical implementation or an elegant solution. A beautiful flow is achieved by means of finding a path of least resistance. This is going to be very abstract for some readers, but try to follow my thoughts: Flow is in nature A river finds its way from the mountains to the sea by going around things in its […]

What society needs is more free time

August 9th, 2014

We go to school for 12 years, then we go to college for another 4 to 8 years. We are already in our mid-20s by the time we can become a productive member of society. On average we die at age 80. We spend almost 1/3 of our life just getting ready, doing nothing but homework. How are we going to spend the rest? We can do what society wants, get a nice paying job, get our 2 weeks of paid vacation a year, buy some expensive toys (we’re making […]

Living with less == Living with more

June 25th, 2014

You might have heard the saying: “Enjoy the little things in life!”. This is a passive thought. The fact that you should enjoy things that are small in your life implies that your life already contains such moments, that they may be rare, that you should be on a hunt for them. You might be at the point in your life where all such moments have vanished, caught by the rules and expectations of a heavily industrialized society. I would […]

Limitations of mobile devices

September 12th, 2012

I have been busy designing a new application for Glassomium. I’m not sure of how I’m going to call it, but it’s going to work as follow: A user places his/her phone on the table. The table recognizes the phone, confirms the identity of the person. A menu pops out, providing the user with the ability to pull out pictures, videos, contact information and a business card. The menu responds to movements of the phone on the table. Other users […]