Happiness Motivation Startup

The art of working by yourself

So I’m building a startup on a side and I convinced my friend Tarei to join me. It’s going to be a great journey I can tell and whether we’re going to win or lose the journey is what matters. The thing is that this startup idea before it became “our” startup idea it was […]

Happiness Work-life balance

How to be less cool in a marriage

Today’s is my wife’s birthday so let me tell you the short story of my wife. I’m sure she’s going to be happy to be the subject of the public blog post :-D. We’ve met nearly 3 years ago and we were engaged within 6 months. In less than a year we were married and […]


Thought of the day – TV

I recently read an article where one of the TV company CEO boasted about the achievements in the last year and how nothing has changed in TV’s world. His explanation of the new way people watch OTT media like Netflix, HBO or Disney was that people don’t use the TV time for those services but […]

Goals Happiness

The excitement of new things

Today was a good day. Other than me being late with a blog post of course. When I started 2020 blogging with 3 posts ahead I knew it will catch up with me one day. It took a while and today on day 24 it did catch me. It’s 9 pm and I do have […]

Environment Humanity

How money changes your mindset

Call me a weirdo but I strongly believe that capitalism should change to something more modern. I mean we’ve been there for probably 100 years now and I can’t really see a huge improvement to the society. More and more reports emerge that a very few people own as much money as the majority of […]

Change Open Source

Open Source of real life

I love Open Source. As a developer, you write a lot of stuff over and over again every day. To solve that problem many years ago some developers shared their code with everyone else and created an Open Source community. I mean how many times do you have to write “create a user” functionality. Now […]

Blogging Casinos :-)

How did I become a blogger and how Google loves me

This funny story is a little bit of background how I blogged for nearly 3 years and got thousands of people reading my blog. Oh, and you’ll find out some crazy things how blogging grows. Let’s be honest. My blog is about nothing. I mean if you’re here you must be really bored 😉 But […]

Change Education Humanity

Free social startup idea number 3

I’m sure that by now you’ve noticed my 2020 interests: startups, education and people. The good thing about social startups is that they are valuable for society no matter who runs them and who is the original creator. So here I am sharing another idea for a social startup. If you have some opportunity to […]

Environment Work-life balance

A short lesson of marine life

My wife and I went on Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari. We had a great time and we definitely recommend anyone loving animals to try at least once. For me personally the biggest value though was that the vessel that we travelled on was a marine research boat and we’ve learned heaps about marine life. […]

Change Humanity

Why I volunteer

Every now and then we have to brag. Today is that day for me. Today I’m going to tell you why I volunteer and why should you. Based on my own experience you’ll find out that volunteering is not always what you thought it was. Let’s start years ago. Back in secondary school, I was […]