International Payments are Stuck in the Stone Age International payments in the year 2019 do not work well. It costs an inordinate amount of money to just use your money. If you need to exchange currencies as a tourist you pay a massive fee, in the airport or other tourist exchanges the spread is massive over … Continue reading International Payments are Stuck in the Stone Age
Helpful Travel Apps As I’m traveling, here are a few helpful travel apps I’ve found. Google Maps. Just an amazing app all around. I especially like being able to create lists by country or area and add and save places to it. MAPS.ME. Helpful offline apps if you can’t get internet access. Google Trips. Helpful to group … Continue reading Helpful Travel Apps
Travel Tip for WiFi Network Landing Pages Quick tip that I was googling and found to be very helpful in a number of cases. Say you are traveling and connect to a free wifi network. Many of those networks have landing pages requiring you to check a box or enter your email or choose an option. … Continue reading Travel Tip for WiFi Network Landing Pages
Modern Distributed Software Tech Stack in 2019 Here are a few tools we are using CodeHS which I feel have become standard, or at least seem really common for software and distributed work setups. It’s hard to claim they are standard, but I think anecdotally I have seen them used in many cases. Zoom — we use this … Continue reading Modern Distributed Software Tech Stack in 2019
A Few Use Cases of Cryptocurrency That Seem Inevitable I think it’s always a bit crazy to predict the future, but it’s also a fun exercise to do. I have definitely blogged and been very wrong on a number of technology predictions (what ever happened to Google Wave… ). Anyways, with that caveat, here are a … Continue reading A Few Use Cases of Cryptocurrency That Seem Inevitable
QR Codes — Very Underrated Simple Technology I’m a huge fan of QR codes. I think QR codes right now are both hugely underrated and positioned to be used even more across technology. I think common usage of QR codes could really increase over the next few years. Why I like QR Codes Many people are not fans … Continue reading QR Codes — Very Underrated Simple Technology
I’ve had lots of small and large coding projects I’ve done over the last 10+ years. Those projects are here: https://thekeesh.com/projectlist/ The issue is, almost all of the projects break over time if they aren’t maintained. They suffer from “bit rot,” where they just degrade over time. This happens for a number of reasons, but software changes, … Continue reading How do you keep personal coding projects working over long periods of time without maintenance?
Dropbox drops support of their desktop application for older operating systems, which I think is a really bad user experience and undermines their entire value proposition. I recently saw this first hand and I’ll explain why I think this is a bad product management decision. I like Dropbox but really think they messed this one … Continue reading Dropbox End of Support for Mac OS 10.7 Undermines Their Entire Value Proposition
Here’s a quick blog thought question: Is it better to get a half-baked idea written up and published on a blog/on the internet or not to publish it at all? Initially it might seem that if you have some half-baked idea it does not make sense to write it up since things on the internet … Continue reading Better to Get a Half-Baked Blog Idea on the Internet or Not to Write it at all?
Ok, so I have wanted to set up HTTPS on my personal sites for a long time now, but I haven’t done so. I also hadn’t really explored how to do it yet. I had heard about LetsEncrypt but when I had tried it on my server I ran into some road blocks since it … Continue reading Trying to Set Up HTTPS for Free with LetsEncrypt and CertBot