How to (or not to) discuss (startup) ideas

If you are sharing your idea, try to divorce your idea from your ego, when listening to feedback. When someone is all excited and starts explaining to you their idea, don't immediately reply, 'but, there's an app does that already' Carefully listen to the idea completely, before giving feedback in…

3 reasons why the IceBucketChallenge succeeded

The IceBucketChallenge recently crossed $100M in funds raised. Just makes me wonder, how exactly was this cause able to raise these funds, given that most of the people who donated have no direct to ALS, or had not heard of it before the IBC campaign. There are definitely some things…

Rails - Wat?! moments

I was working on a Rails project, and as is normally the case, when in doubt, I open up the rails console and try out stuff I'm not sure about. The Wat?!!? Moment Try this in your rails console: 1.day.seconds and you will get back 86400 seconds. That…

You can say no.

When you are working with your product manager, on a project, it quite often happens that they have some really weird requirement. A requirement that you just cannot understand why on earth, would anyone want it. For example, take a look at this amazing video : But, you being a software…

How you doin' RubyMotion

I'm doing a li'l dating with RubyMotion (And I really hope this relationship lasts ;) ). By the end of this article (if you followed the steps, you would have written a very simple iOS app) Steps: Download RubyMotion from here Rubymotion gives you some commands (similar to Rails), which you can…

My RubyFuza Experience

RubyFuza 2014 was probably the best conference I have attended. The experience was amazing, for the following reasons. I got to speak (which helps me cross out 2 New Year's resolutions) The other speakers were truly amazing. Got to learn a lot of new things. I met a lot of…