Category: Learn

  • A debate between Matt M and DHH

    Recently REWORK podcast recorded and published a fascinating debate between the two people I admire and respect, Matt Mullenweg and DHH, about tech monopolies and the power of the open-source. I look forward to another show on Venture Capital and funding. Hopefully, they are able to record it sooner!


  • Messaging app with VIP features

    It is 2019 and I wonder why there are no messaging apps that will let me choose the people from whom I wish to receive notifications. Right now, the notifications are all or none deal and I default to none. Which is better, but not best. As people start getting detached to devices and start […]


  • Twitter’s half-truth about its app settings

    Bill Bennett, a local technology journalist I respect, tweeted a CNN Business article about Twitter’s overzealous algorithm. That article quoted a Twitter spokesperson: … We will continue to work to improve our efforts here, and people always have the option of turning off our curation if they just want to see content from the people they […]


  • Fibre upgrade

    After about fourteen months on 100 Mbps fibre connection, I asked to double the speed of my internet to 200 Mbps for a $15 extra per month. I will see how long I go before I get used to this new, high speed and stop appreciating it. So far so good, although I am a […]


  • Twitter is changing my timeline preferences

    Recently I wrote about how I reduced the noise on my Twitter timeline by changing the default timeline preference from top tweets to the latest tweets. Since then I noticed that from time to time my timeline preference is falling back to top tweets without my intervention. But I wasn’t totally sure because I did […]


  • How to quickly add tasks to your to-do app

    The usual workflow to add tasks to any to-do app involves loosely a few steps: Find the app on the computer Open the app Find the Inbox folder Click the Add task button Type the task name Hit Enter to add task These manual steps of adding tasks are way better than not having a […]


  • How to declutter your Twitter timeline

    I recently changed my Twitter iPhone app from Tweetbot 3 to the default Twitter iOS app. Twitter for iOS app is largely good. But I noticed that my Twitter timeline both in the browser and iPhone app got noisy than they should be for the fifty people I follow. This is making me spend (not […]


  • Hello Todoist. Goodbye Wunderlist!

    I have been looking for Wunderlist replacement since last year. I can feel Wunderlist is staling. Wunderlist’s new incarnation, Microsoft To-Do, isn’t making good progress. It lacks basic features like sub-projects et al. Given how long it’s been since Microsoft’s acquisition of Wunderlist was announced and the development progress of the To-Do app, I have […]


  • Alfred workflow for managing windows in Mac

    I am constantly looking for better workflows and today I stumbled upon this useful workflow to manage the app windows in Mac using Alfred. I set it up and used a few times. I loved using it! Thanks for making and sharing it, Paweł. I am also on the lookout for better Space Manager apps […]


  • Don’t fall for marketing emails

    Earlier this month I signed up for Grammarly to improve my writing. I used it for a few weeks, and it seemed like a useful app to help me write better. So I thought of upgrading to Pro but haven’t opened my wallet. Then an email appeared on 10 Nov suggesting me to upgrade for […]