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Weekly 3/2020

February 26, 2020

Weekly collection of links and resources I’ve come across this week. Also some updates about my life, the company I’m building and my investments as well.


React-query 1.0
Hooks for fetching, caching and updating asynchronous data in React

Setting up a Raspberry PI 4 Home Server
Tutorial on setting up a Raspberry PI 4 server which also runs ad Jenkins CI and a cloud file server.

From Idea to App Store: Building My First iOS App With React Native
Detailed look at how to turn idea into an app, starting from pen and paper mockups to App store submitted app.

If you haven’t heard about Dreams, a PS4 by the creators of Little Big Planet, you should definitely go and look at some of the reviews. This game is something really different. Here’s an interesting look at some of their failures when building the game.


Store Previewer
Preview how you App store texts and screenshots will look like. Instant favorite tool of the week.

Call to Action: The Ultimate Survival guide
Understand the primary principles for Call to Actions that stand out.

Business, business, business

How a Hot $100 Million Home Design Startup Collapsed Overnight

Bob Iger to step down as Disney CEO, effective immediately
These news generated some waves, but then it turned out that this has actually been the plan for some time now. Iger is to be superseded by, the guy who every Disney park goer hates, Bob Chapek. Why they hate him? Because his “value engineering” has increased the prices of the Disney park rides while at the same time made every feel the same as the last one.

Listle’s (YC S19) zero to 7000+ Users Strategy in <1 year
Very good read about building a user base.

Easy Privacy Policies and Terms of Service templates
If you’re struggling in writing these this tool could help.

Other stuff0

Stocks don´t like the taste of corona
Corona virus swiftly erased 8% of of stock portfolio. With a little waiting it might also open up possibilities in strengthening certain stocks, or it could signal that I’m just going to lose money in the following months. Time will tell.

What’s up Nyxo?
Eeva (COO) just shipped out to San Francisco and will be staying there for a month, with the goal of meeting other entrepreneurs, potential clients, users and learn about the market in general. Meanwhile we just signed a new mobile developer who will be starting from next week. We are now six strong (+ technically also Anu and Liisa). Diversity number are so that 2/6 are women, there are 3 different nationalities, and we have people aged between 21 to 35.

We also got an email from YC that we should apply again because “You were in the top 10% of startups we saw”. This doesn’t mean much, we’ve already applied four times before and our changes no better this than the last time: we still aren’t from Stanford (or from any other American college), we are not child prodigies, and we don’t know any of the YC partners before.

LinkedIn is an HR Cesspool
I hate LinkedIn. I hate it because I never remember to answer the messages I get there. I hate it because strangers are constantly sending me connection request. But what I hate most about LinkedIn is the “Feed”, it’s filled with HR and employee branding people one-upping each others, telling personal anecdotes and in generally using it like Facebook. Overall the quality of content in LinkedIn is low, and what I hate the most is that I can’t mute the people who spew that shit before connecting with them. For some reason LinkedIn only allows you to connect or block people so lately I’ve been blocking a lot of people because I can’t mute them. What a great design.

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