28.11.13

Countdown to 2014.

Countdown: Chrismas Eve

6.10.13

New Music

Recently I bought new guitar. I try to listen music whenever I have time to do so.

Back to the past when I did music almost every day for consideable time.
Try to unearth some new music and artist.

So, here's what I've been listening lately:

Valerie June
Pushin' Against a Stone

Jack White
Blunderbuss

Mazedonian Ethnic Music

Exploring music with knowledge:
Practice, ask, desire, get it from yourself, walk around it, experiment, teach, read, write, listen, observe, put in order, define, combine, reason.

18.7.13

Web / Internet Kustos aka Web Curator

Curating Web sources

Need one ?

Don't hesitate to contact me.

I can deliver daily via email brief report about the most important information in your industry pointing you to relevant source on the Web ( with or without analysis ).

31.5.13

Crazy reading

Note to myself in the future:

Already read 30 books this year. Approx. 5 per month.

2.4.13

Experiment goes with introspection

Introspection is not enough

Experimental phase is important. We do experiments to test our hypothesis.
We need to work hard and have fun with our pilot program or beta phase.

a.) to test our assumtions, whether they are valid or not

b.) to see the effects, results and statistics

c.) to mark advantages and disadvatages

d.) to do split testing, see which assumtions are better

e.) to observe all related information, get explanation and reach conclusions

f.) to rank ideas according to success criteria.

If we fail, we must fail fast. If we're right, we must put our resources behind right idea and multiply.

Simple formula: observation --> explanation --> conclusion.

First, we do introspection in the form of white paper or short review / report and then move to experimentation.

The last step is presentation of the findings and reaching of consensus.

Go or no-go.

( note: this should be our corporate memo )

26.3.13

Web Design Trends In 2013.

Web design evolution

Anno Domini 2013 - must-have

* responsive design - desktops, smartphones, tablets

* social logins - FB, TW and LKNDIN

* white hat SEO status quo - great content and shareable

* bigger everything
- pics, calls to actions, phrases, fonts

* simpler design - simple layout, white spaces

* video on homepage - visual content

* mega menus - really

28.2.13

Send To TV

The AirPlay-style "send to TV" function that Android YouTube users got in November is now coming to iOS. In an update pushed out today, Google updated YouTube for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, allowing users to automatically pair with Google TVs by tapping an on-screen button.

26.2.13

Telecommuting Blues

Corporate memo for Yahoo pajamas workers. Far from the eyes, far from the heart.

All Yahoo employees will have to work side-by-side in the corporate office and forget about telecommuting. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, introduced this new policy that, as she hopes, will bring better productivity.

Memo's full text:

Over the past few months, we have introduced a number of great benefits and tools to make us more productive, efficient and fun. With the introduction of initiatives like FYI, Goals and PB&J, we want everyone to participate in our culture and contribute to the positive momentum. From Sunnyvale to Santa Monica, Bangalore to Beijing — I think we can all feel the energy and buzz in our offices.

To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side. That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices. Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.

Beginning in June, we’re asking all employees with work-from-home arrangements to work in Yahoo! offices. If this impacts you, your management has already been in touch with next steps. And, for the rest of us who occasionally have to stay home for the cable guy, please use your best judgment in the spirit of collaboration. Being a Yahoo isn’t just about your day-to-day job, it is about the interactions and experiences that are only possible in our offices.

Thanks to all of you, we’ve already made remarkable progress as a company — and the best is yet to come.

22.2.13

The Chromebook Pixel

Google Air

Google Inc., a media, internet, software and advertising company, does hardware. The Chromebook Pixel is the newest high-end notebook from Google dedicated to power users and early adopters who embraced cloud philosophy.

The Samsung Chromebook has been #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list for laptops every day since it launched 125 days ago in the U.S.

But who actually needs Chromebook ? Those who need to be constantly online and who are on the go - We can call them '' The power cloud users ''

If the entire world was your coffeeshop, if you were a fully empowered road warrior, where would you work?

Main points:

- the highest pixel density (239 pixels per inch) of any laptop screen on the market today,
- touch makes it simple and intuitive to do things like organize tabs, swipe through apps and edit photos with the tip of your finger,
- 720p webcam for clear video,
- the backlit keyboard,
- Intel® Core™ i5 Processor and a solid state Flash memory architecture,
- WiFi,
- 4G LTE network,
- one terabyte of Google Drive cloud storage,
- built-in virus protection,
- Google products like Search, Gmail, YouTube, Maps and Google+ Hangouts are integrated,
- The WiFi version ($1,299 U.S. and £1,049 U.K.), the LTE version ($1,449),
- giant glass trackpad,

Media reactions:

Computerworld : a beautifully designed laptop with a gorgeous, state-of-the-art touchscreen display and a generous amount of cloud storage

PC Magazine: It looks fantastic, and purchasing a Pixel may be an investment in the future, as Google adds more functionality.

All Things D: The Chromebook doesn’t have some of the power and graphics capabilities of the MacBook, and only runs Web-based apps, which aren’t as robust as native desktop apps. Factor in the high price, and it might be a tough sell.

See video:


21.2.13

Start-Up Stack

Show me ! Don't tell.

The capitalism is teaching us that for any business startup you need to create business plan.

Although it helps to inform your investors about your business intentions and help you clear the path and your business journey, sometimes it makes more damage that good.

The business plan is too often static document. We need more dynamic document that documents various hypothesis and alternatives under the stress test of market forces and real customers.

We do this with a help of these tools: 1. ) Business Model Canvas Tool, 2.) Customer developement methodology, 3.) Lean start-up methodology.


Give 2 Take

First and foremost, give, be helpful to others and don't do this because you expect something in return.
Just give !

14.2.13

The Harlem Shake Now In Croatia

"this harlem shake stuff is blowing my mind."

I wondered if "The Harlem Shake" was still in full effect on the Internet after posting about it last week? The answer: Yup, still going strong. Don't believe me? Croatia is crazy about this meme.

As of Feb. 11, there have been over 12,000 “Harlem Shake” videos, and they’ve been watched more than 44 million times. Now, YouTube says, over 4,000 of these crazy dance videos are being uploaded per day. Those videos — more than 4,000 of which are posted each day — have been watched upward of 44 million times.

Back in the '80s, the body-quaking move was invented at a Harlem basketball game. From there, it went on to become a hip-hop dance move involving shimmies (shoulder shakes), tics (robotic starts and stops) and pops (leg spasms).

12.2.13

IBM's Watson Fights Cancer


Mr. Digital Doctor Colleague

IBM introduced the first three applications of its Watson software. It will help healthcare industry to better treat cancer.

What this app really does, is that it helps doctors make informed decisions about cancer treatment options. In simple terms, it's like the combination of Google search and Apple Siri only that it is special dedicated to pull medicine data from journals, latest lab trials or physician's notes.

Watson is learning on top of new data so they call it cognitive computing.

IBM's ready to push Watson computing platform to other data-intensive industries like banking, insurance and telecommunication.

They have choosen healthcare as the first industry for Watson application because , as Manoj Saxena said, the general manager of IBM Watson Solutions, ''it has the most meaning and impact on society ''.


11.2.13

Right & Wry

Who's right and who's wry ?

Midas Touch

All Win

According to english dictionary: The ability to make, manage, and keep huge amounts of money. An ability to make and manage large amounts of money.

6.2.13

Zec goes Google

Google Apps for Zec Inc.

Zec is deploying Google Apps for business. It will be easy switch since Zec Inc. is doing Google every day, mostly Gmail and Calendar.

The need for cheap, simple and effective web-based solution for writing documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other office duties is fullfilled with Google Apps for business.

31.1.13

Let's do some music

Tired from writing, mostly tweeting. So, I'll just post videos for a while or some other stuff. Would behave just like this is Tumblr. Luckily, it isn't.

Is that clear ?