How to form product idea

Issue #740 How to gain product ideas? Scratch your own itch. If you don鈥檛 have any itch to scratch, stop here. This is awkward. Go travelling. Go exploring the world. The world always has problems and needs solution. Image Build any service, app or website. Along the way you鈥檒l find tons of things you need that and unsolved by existing solutions, and tons of things you can improve upon....

January 4, 2021 路 2 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to deep work

Issue #738 Just found out the book Deep Work by Cal Newport and it has some interesting guidelines Here鈥檚 a very good summary of the book Put a boundary on distraction. Allow yourself to be distracted at predefined time and with limit Develop a routine habit. Best is to focus in the early morning as there are no other requests Sleep is crucial. Get enough sleep. Do a complete shutdown in the evening....

January 4, 2021 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

My year in review 2020

Issue #715 I remember this time last year in December 2019, I spent almost every single bit of my free time on Puma because I want a Swift friendly version of fastlane that suits my need and leverages Swift 5 features. Here鈥檚 my review of my work in year 2020. Blogging I started blogging on GitHub issue, starting from Issue 1 Hello world, again, now I have over 670 issues, which were generated into blog posts at my website https://onmyway133....

December 16, 2020 路 9 min 路 Khoa Pham

What define a good developer

Issue #683 I always find myself asking this question 鈥淲hat define a good developer?鈥 I 鈥檝e asked many people and the answers vary, they 鈥檙e all correct in certain aspects Good programmer is someone who has a solid knowledge of the 鈥渉ow-to鈥 both in theory and in practices. Understanding customer requirements clearly and having a vision to fulfill it through dedication and execution ! Good programmer is one who has in depth knowledge of one particular major and wide understanding of many thing else...

October 16, 2020 路 2 min 路 Khoa Pham


Issue #79 I really like the concept of Ikigai Ikigai (鐢熴亶鐢叉枑, pronounced [iki伞ai]) is a Japanese concept that means 鈥渁 reason for being.鈥 It is similar to the French phrase Raison d鈥櫭猼re. Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is important to the cultural belief that discovering one鈥檚 ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life....

September 21, 2017 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

What if there is no inheritance?

Issue #77 My question What if there is no inheritance, so that everybody has the same start, does that make life fairer? Hacker News Quora

September 21, 2017 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

Ad Hominem

Issue #76 I use Twitter a lot, mostly to follow people I like. They tweet cool things about tech and life. I learned a lot. Please don鈥檛 show me the evil sides of the world ~ Michael Learn To Rock - How Many Hours But there鈥檚 also bad side of the story. I see many retweets of people saying bad things about others, mostly in form of Ad Hominem...

September 21, 2017 路 2 min 路 Khoa Pham


Issue #68 Ordbok lexin Bok Informasjon Kurs Norwegian on the web Norwegian on the web 2 Norsk i bruk Norskl忙rer Karense Lesning Pr酶ve 馃殌 Bilder Bilder tema Lytting 馃殌 Se p氓 NRK Super NRK Skole 馃殌 馃殌 http://tekstlab....

August 21, 2017 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

Some investment stories

Issue #42 We will never know how life will go Apple at 40: Spare a thought for co-founder Ronald Wayne, Steve Jobs' pal who threw away $62bn Someone in 2010 bought 2 pizzas with 10,000 bitcoins 鈥 which today would be worth $20 million Facebook Graffiti Artist Could be Worth $500 Million

May 24, 2017 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham


Issue #31 I鈥檓 very happy to be on open source movement, and it 鈥檒l be great to hear about what people have achieved Open source in 2015: A year of growth Introducing the Open Source Hub Open Source at Apple Emerging Best Practices 鈥 Ash Furrow And @merowing_ also mentioned in Writing Xcode plugin in Swift Attribution Writing this was much simpler because I was able to look at other people plugins, mostly those related to console, without them being open sourcing it would be more work to figure this stuff out with hopper....

May 10, 2017 路 3 min 路 Khoa Pham

The luxury of free time

Issue #15 What to see CS Dojo How

May 2, 2017 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

What you don't know is what you haven't learned

Issue #14 Some of my sayings that I like 馃槈 Mine There are so many many many things to learn The opportunities are endless Everybody has access to the internet. Everybody has nearly the same chances. Your future is yours to decide A dream is not a dream anymore when you don鈥檛 have time for it Being single means free time. Being coupled means memorable time You learn less with the happy path I don鈥檛 like to be at the centre, nor being abandoned Even sense of humour can be trained Youth is your strength....

May 2, 2017 路 2 min 路 Khoa Pham

Law of Jante

Issue #9 The other day I was watching Inside Sweden鈥檚 Silicon Valley, and he mentions Law of Jante It is pretty much this You鈥檙e not to think you are anything special. You鈥檙e not to think you are as good as we are. You鈥檙e not to think you are smarter than we are. You鈥檙e not to convince yourself that you are better than we are. You鈥檙e not to think you know more than we do....

May 2, 2017 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

Advices to students

Issue #8 Some say these are from the book Dumbing Down America of Charles Sykes, some say they are from Bill Gates 鈥檚 speech to high school students. I don鈥檛 know the origin, but they are cool enough, so I tend to share it again and again Life is not fair. Get used to it 猸愶笍 The world won鈥檛 care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school....

May 2, 2017 路 2 min 路 Khoa Pham