Got it! New domain piero.dev.

March 1st, 2019

When I first started this blog I wanted to name it piero.com, but that of course was already taken. I didn’t like other TLDs. I like .dev and today Google announced the availability of these domains to the general public, so I snatched it.

Quitting Social Media

February 11th, 2019

As of today, I’m joining the crowd of people quitting social media. I joined Facebook in 2007 and haven’t used it much for the past 3 years. I used to like its ability to keep me in touch with friends from oversea, but for a while the platform has just become a brain-dead tool for stealing people’s time via gambling tactics and mind exploitation. None of the people I care about show up in my feeds, and it doesn’t matter […]

A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built

September 2nd, 2017

Just a good thought.

Story of His Life

July 30th, 2017

This is a brief story about John, a young man from Cleveland, Ohio: John was only 17. He never thought much about what life was going to be a few years from then. His main preoccupation was to finish high school and get into a decent college. He sometimes dreamed of becoming a successful entrepreneur, but those thoughts were quickly dismissed for the future. Education comes first, he was often reminded. Four years later he was standing at the graduate […]

How To Be Happier: Start Noticing

December 21st, 2016

It’s been a while since I last wrote. Life has been busy. I think I reached an important inner discovery a few weeks ago and wanted to share it. It’s kind of silly to think that the things that I’m about to write have been discovered over and over again, generation over generation, and that while time advances forward, human nature changes very little. We rediscover the same old truths about ourselves. I left the nomadic way in search of greater happiness. […]

Why Weekends Don’t Feel The Same Anymore (In a Good Way)

March 8th, 2015

I’ve been unconsciously experiencing this feeling for a while now, but I haven’t had time to put it into words until yesterday. So I wrote a note and promised myself to write a post about this. When we’re caught in the cycles of society, we live for the weekend. When it’s Tuesday morning and a huge pile of work stares us in the face, we zoom out and wish it was already Saturday. Then when it’s Sunday night, we wish that we […]

How Do You Think of Great App Ideas?

February 20th, 2015

I have a theory: if you think of ways to make money, your mind will automatically pursue ideas that already exist (because ideas that have already made money, already exist). If you think of ways to help people accomplish something new and useful with technology, monetization doesn’t matter . If your app helps to solve a problem that people have, in a novel way, then you have a great idea! Don’t worry about the cash. It will eventually follow. Instead, […]

Explore Something New

February 3rd, 2015

I picked up a book about the Haskell programming language a few weeks ago. Its purely functional approach is different than most other popular languages, but it’s turning out to be a worthy investment of time. It teaches you a whole lot about functional patterns. Learning something new is like traveling; you might feel a little uncomfortable traveling to a new place at first, but once you get to know an area, all of the sudden you get new perspectives. […]

Letting Go of Things

January 26th, 2015

Materialistic attachment is a silly feeling we get the moment we’re about to lose something we invested time or money into. But if we stop for a moment and ask ourselves what really matters in the universe, then reality settles in. As long as we are in good health, have some friends and family and are not starving, things are going to be OK. Everything else is just extra. Next time your car breaks down or your phone stops working, […]

The Path of Least Resistance

December 19th, 2014

How do you describe something beautiful? In nature, art, design, music, engineering, mathematics, philosophy, something beautiful simply flows. Whether it’s a concept, an artistic expression, a practical implementation or an elegant solution. A beautiful flow is achieved by means of finding a path of least resistance. This is going to be very abstract for some readers, but try to follow my thoughts: Flow is in nature A river finds its way from the mountains to the sea by going around things in its […]