Gutenberg, more than an editor, the future of web editing

Did you or a friend ever start to move furniture around the house? For any reason. Like making more “space”, or adding order to chaos? Or removing clutter, unearthing things to throw away?  Did you, or a friend, got at the end of exhausting days of work only to realize that you solved none of… Continue reading Gutenberg, more than an editor, the future of web editing

I want Apple to have the courage for a matte screen

Is that too much courage? Oh wait, in fact there is no such thing, it’s only cost optimisation and packaging design. I find it unacceptable to buy a ten dolla’ sticker to make useable all these “pro” devices . This is nonsense. People who use their 3k laptops for showing off and entertainment are the… Continue reading I want Apple to have the courage for a matte screen

The people who buy the Pixels are to blame for our privacy voes

An opinion. Google and Facebook live and breathe privacy sold to advertisers, governments and manipulative systems of mass deception. Old news. However, for business purposes, I wonder, how much tracking and fingerprinting is enough? Do businesses actually want to strip the consumer of any kind of cognitive effort? Then what kind of experience is that?… Continue reading The people who buy the Pixels are to blame for our privacy voes

My Apple lock down because of Google’s greed

So I have three devices from Apple currently serviced, all three bought last year. My iPhone SE’s touchID stopped working, my iPad Pro 10.5 started to feature white spots on the screen, and today my “made to order” iMac 21″ shut down all by itself and won’t power up anymore. What is this? What are… Continue reading My Apple lock down because of Google’s greed

What if we had an Advertising ID API in the browser?

With an Advertising ID I could be in charge of the things I want tracked about myself, an opt in participation, not only a generic yes or no, instead, a detailed approach on tracking. If I had an advertising ID that the browser allows me to manage, and which would be common across all browsers,… Continue reading What if we had an Advertising ID API in the browser?

Actually, the world is eating software

Aren’t we lovely when we’re delusional? Er, I mean all high on hope. When you think of software eating the world you imagine: an automated heaven, filled with people being paid for leisure time a symphony of orchestrated machinery, working for some hard coded greater good hidden, but constantly communicating, systems that combine streams of data… Continue reading Actually, the world is eating software

It’s Samsung’s fault for Apple’s shitty products

Listen, there currently is no “next big thing.” Internet of shit. The “cloud” of no server admin. Ai. Yes, no capital “i” there. Voice Assistants. Text Assistants. Seriously? Everybody is busy crunching numbers, to analyse the present and predict the future, in an industry made by geeks to pleasure simpletons. The iPhone, with all its… Continue reading It’s Samsung’s fault for Apple’s shitty products

The 14 Forms Of People

The checkbox people I am one. Has a list, must check it all. The radio button people They find one aspect of life and identify completely with it. The textarea people I’d like to be one of these. The interesting ones but also potentially boring folk. The text input people They’re very good at oneliners. The dropdown select people Like… Continue reading The 14 Forms Of People

Top Five JX Patterns

JX = Justification Experience What? You never heard of JX? Well that’s because I invented it, half an hour ago. And because I am not famous, yet. But hey, you’re here, aren’t you, reading this, so let me explain. “Justification Experience” is when we reply to legit questions with justifications instead of real answers. That’s… Continue reading Top Five JX Patterns

Why finding “10x” developers is so hard

I work on web development projects for over 15 years and the biggest challenge has constantly been: quality human capital. It is really a weird situation, in a domain that is so technically inclined, where people face with problems that may boggle some of the greatest minds, to be set aside instead by problems of… Continue reading Why finding “10x” developers is so hard

When to Delete Everything

Did you notice how we create complexity to solve complexity? I did, and then I wanted to delete everything. Tabula rasa means blank slate. It is coming from the requirement of erasing by melting the layer of wax used to write things on back in the Roman days. In time it has transcended this mundane… Continue reading When to Delete Everything

Medium feels worse than blogging

​I’m finding it harder and harder to write on Medium. First of all, apparently I currently write only for a few members of Medium.com, which I could name by heart if I wanted to, and that’s actually a problem because I shouldn’t know their names, because I have over 2000 followers. Yet, the more followers I… Continue reading Medium feels worse than blogging

The uncanny problem with autonomous AI

P = NP is a simple and short notation for a problem that “asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer (NP) can also be quickly solved by a computer (P)”. P = NP means yes, P != NP means no. The golden rule is NP. A moral compass is P. The… Continue reading The uncanny problem with autonomous AI

Nothing beats experience

Culture fit means shared experience Most things that we believe were “invented” by universities were actually discovered by tinkering and later legitimized by some type of formalization — N. Taleb, Incerto You know, I never care to know random things. Like that life saver when you write your PHP scripts: How is a PHP array implemented internally? Who… Continue reading Nothing beats experience

If it’s man made it serves the man

Just like with computer security, or any security at all in fact, if you seal any outside access you won’t be able to get out yourself. So, because all security has to primordially be practical, it advertises its own vulnerabilities. A news algorithm is not the solution to media manipulation. I see the optimism and… Continue reading If it’s man made it serves the man

Silicon Valley Etiquette made me sick

Here is a very popular article: I read it. It hurts. The author is great, don’t get me wrong, Romain Serman is doing a great job with the article. The article is good as a story. The content is the problem, the fact it describes a desirable behavior and a present reality, in a place… Continue reading Silicon Valley Etiquette made me sick

Coding shall be another solved problem

What will be to [web] development what the phone was to photography? Machine Learning Lauren Mendoza said it right in her Coding is over rant. But because she has the beginner’s view all over her sentences everyone got so so so mad. The problem why coding is over is not CRUD, frameworks, CMS’s or because… Continue reading Coding shall be another solved problem

Slack is boring, barebones, hype, lazy and rude

I don’t understand thid whole Slack glorification. I mean, really, everyone is behaving liks it’s a damn second coming of productivity! What has productivity got to do with it anyway? It’s a messaging app. Don’t get me wrong, I championed the adoption of slack at the company I work with. I like it. But the… Continue reading Slack is boring, barebones, hype, lazy and rude

Gmail, why is Slack eating your lunch?

The world of messaging is on fire: 2016 is supposed to be the year of the command line, Chris Messina says, and Clippy would finally get its revenge. predicts Sarah Guo . The problem is we apparently need someone to own the command line. We are blind for some reason to the fact that we already… Continue reading Gmail, why is Slack eating your lunch?

Medium to WordPress in quirks mode

I love Medium. I am afraid though that it is still a product in its infancy and that after all it is prone to the same issues haunting all social platforms: pollution and dilution of authority. Some people are “influencers” and some are “followers” and that’s that. Therefore i strongly believe that someone who really… Continue reading Medium to WordPress in quirks mode

Introducing Raster PHP

a framework even designers can understand ^-^ Ok, this has to be appreciated at least for the nerve — making a PHP framework in 2014, the year of the node, is both uncool and hard to promote. But you’re here, and so please carry on, you might be impressed. Raster PHP is a super small footprint collection… Continue reading Introducing Raster PHP

A skill scale for developers

An unruly take on the notion of performance In building this scale of skill, the units I am considering are as follows: Amount of effort — the quantity of individual time (based on a pondering coefficient) that the person is spending on the test task. Outcome — how much procentually did the person accomplish from the assignment. Cadence — how often… Continue reading A skill scale for developers

Be happy working on your own

Easy, peasy but not measly I have heard among colleagues, and also among some people I follow online, a bunch of grumpy talk about how freelancing and independent work is doubtfully a progress, about how working from home makes you not leave the house at all, or about how hard it is to have a stable… Continue reading Be happy working on your own