Those 3 Books could Change your Life

Welcome to my first official podcast episode.

It’s more of a taste for what’s to come. I’ve got plenty of material lined up for you, so stay tuned. We’re only getting started.

I’m running this gig on barebones equipment (iPad). It’s part of this experiment I’ve been on to discover if one can live, work, create and produce content without a laptop.

Remember, this is work in progress. Enjoy!

3 weeks ago

Those 3 Books could Change your Life

Welcome to my first official podcast episode.

It’s more of a taste for what’s to come. I’ve got plenty of material lined up for you, so stay tuned. We’re only getting started.

I’m running this gig on barebones equipment (iPad). It’s part of this experiment I’ve been on to discover if one can live, work, create and produce content without a laptop.

Remember, this is work in progress. Enjoy!

3 weeks ago

Those 3 Books could Change your Life

Welcome to my first official podcast episode.

It’s more of a taste for what’s to come. I’ve got plenty of material lined up for you, so stay tuned. We’re only getting started.

I’m running this gig on barebones equipment (iPad). It’s part of this experiment I’ve been on to discover if one can live, work, create and produce content without a laptop.

Remember, this is work in progress. Enjoy!

3 weeks ago

Satya @ Starbucks from Max Zografos on Vimeo.

1 month ago

What’s next for your iPad?

I’m at a coworking space right now and cannot see a single person using an iPad. I bet most of them have one sitting at home for Netflix and Facebook. That’s how it is. Sadly. Then came Best Buy CEO and declared the death of the iPad. Really?

What’s going on?

I’ve written about it a number of times. Passion is irrational. We love and buy the iPad because it’s a thing of beauty. We don’t use it because:

  1. There are not enough productivity apps out there. Not enough to forsake the laptop.
  2. Users don’t want to carry two devices. Or choose between two devices. To keep sane, they relegate iPad to a consumption implement and leave it at that.

That’s why people don’t rush to upgrade their iPads. Simple.

Apple knows this. After waiting several years for people to see the light, they’ve finally decided to take the situation into their own hands, and do something drastic. Like get in bed with IBM. Oh yes. They had to.

This collaboration is not about laptops. It’s iPads and iPhones only. It’s about getting workers to trust iPads as the only productivity device they will ever need. Field service, engineering, sales, management, training, new apps will crop up.

Even apps for full-stack coding. That would be a great step forward. It doesn’t have to be fully featured; if it does what 80% of developers do, it’ll be a success.

But we’re not there yet. Sadly. It will take a few years but make no mistake. iPads have only gotten started.

1 month ago

The Prophet by Khalil Ghibran

I just finished reading The Prophet, by Khalil Gibran. It’s a short classic brimming with wisdom. Here are my notes. Do yourself and favour and read it.


1 month ago

Scary encounter

1 month ago

Scary encounter

On our way back from Satya’s walk we saw a lady that looked like someone we may’ve met before. So much so that Satya jumped and tried to kiss her.

By the time it dawned on me that (a) I have never met this lady before, and (b) that she doesn’t like dogs (like, at all) it was too late.

I tried to pull Satya back but I was carrying a shopping bag with the other hand. Her paws managed to make contact on that lady’s chest. Oh, the daggers she shot at me.

Alas, it didn’t stop there. Satya and I kept walking down the pavement. I then looked over my shoulder and that lady was still staring at us. I turned and kept walking another bunch of steps until I checked again. Sure enough her eyes where still fixated on me. Yikes.

Eventually, thank God, she was on her way. Dear me, that must be the scariest encounter I’ve had in ages. And it was in my neighbourhood so I dread at the prospect of walking into that woman again.

I am (slowly) learning to be more responsible with Satya. Keep her on a tighter leash and always assume that people don’t like dogs unless they actively come forward. Always stay mindful.

To that woman I send love and ask for forgiveness. I have aggravated and perhaps even scared her. I’m sorry.


1 month ago

Fuel vs. Reward

1 month ago

Fuel vs. Reward

My breakfast consists of three bananas. It’s been like this for years. Today however I forgot to eat them. I even forgot that I forgot.

In fact I was unusually alert. More so than the usual coffee kick. Ah, but of course. I haven’t eaten anything. My body cannot go anywhere near lethargy. Not before it gets fed.

Unfed breadwinners

Ireland is notorious for breeding greyhounds for the tracks. Ostensibly one of the ways they compel them to race is by not feeding them until after they’ve fulfilled their running duties.

Those dogs truly work for their breakfast.[1]

Are we rewarding our bodies too early? Are we giving them pleasures before we get to enjoy the fruits of their labour? Are we doling out the wrong incentives?

What’s the right balance between fuel and reward?




  1. Exploiting dogs for racing or any form of entertainment, betting, or other vices is unethical. As a vegan and human I oppose this tradition, its associated waste and animal suffering.
1 month ago