Starter-Questions for 1:1s: I like to start with three questions: What makes you very happy? What saps your energy? How would you describe your dream job?
When founding a business, decisions need to be made by design, not by default.
We learned the three watchwords for entrepreneurs:
• Solve a problem
• Build a simple product
• Talk to your users
“I became a technical sales rep in the Midwest region. It was the best job I’ve ever had. I loved helping our customers make a better dialysis machine or traffic-light controller.”
Productivity is enhanced by well-defined, challenging goals.
Good ideas with great execution are how you make magic. And that’s where OKRs come in. – Larry Page
Michelle Obama: I won’t try to speculate about who was responsible or what was unfair. I just wish more people had turned out to vote. And I will always wonder about what led so many women, in particular, to reject an exceptionally qualified female candidate and instead choose a misogynist as their president.
Inspiration on its own was shallow; you had to back it up with hard work.
Ever since Google disabled its RSS reader, I have been using Fever. But there are two problems: (1) The developer shut it down, and (2) the license is tied to a specific domain. But now I need to move my server to a new domain.
The good news: domain checking only happens during installation. I could have simply moved the files and database. For a different reason, I wanted to do a fresh install. This is how I did it:
- Point my old domain to the new server
- Perform the install – this will pull the application files from the Fever server
- Import my feeds via an .opml file
- Restore the original DNS entries
At this point, Fever does not care any more about the fact that the domain it was purchased for does not match the server’s domain any more.
Currently I use Courier. But OpenXChange is working on an extension for Dovecot to support chatting, in collaboration with Deltachat. As I plan a server migration anyway, this sounds like an interesting option. Not sure whether it would succeed, but getting away from WhatsApp would be welcome. Especially as I don’t want my messenger tied to my phone.