Goodbye Twitter, Hello app.net.

I can´t use twitter anymore. It is already more or less six months that something is wrong with twitter and the last bullshit about the apps made me think about.

The question is that I use 80% of the time the website, and the 20% on the phone and tablet that sucks. The official application on windows phone is a shit and the iOs and Android is not too much better. 

The people that use twitter changed, today twitter is more like a rss feed with comments than the original ideia. Whatever it is supposed to be. 

Meanwhile a new service appear. App.net. Let´s say a old school twitter that is a charged. No ads, the data is yours. Deal.

I tried for one month and it seems to be cool, but with few people. But as platform and content it wins already over twitter. You can check my public profile here, and I’m inviting you to join if you like to generate content. 

I still don’t know if I’ll still using twitter, maybe if I find a way to filter the tweets better but… everyday I like more of app.net.

Turning a pro, saying no

So, I bought a kindle. The short story is: really good to read but one more device. I’ll not review it now but a lot of posts are coming based on books that I read on it. 

Turning a pro, is one of the books that I read and it is really good. There are some aspects that I didn´t like, but is related with the fact that I don’t like self-help books. Overall is a good book with a good idea: Are you a pro or a amateur?

After reading the book I would say, I’m almost a pro. The last part to really became a pro is say no

Between August and December I take a huge amount of freelance work to do. Since November I´m out of gym, not only gym but I´m only working. And now I got burned out. 

Imovlr.com dillema

For those who don’t know I’m the owner of Imovlr.com already for two years and I’m doing a lot of stuff there. Every development I did in the past two years is somewhat in the Imovlr.com umbrella.

It started with a simple idea on how sites of Real State should be. I never finished it. The source code that I wrote for it is a different story. It became a lot of stuff, Imovlr.com made me learn Perl Catalyst, Windows Phone, C#, Azure …

The Windows Phone apps gave some money but the rest never did. So I started to accept freelance jobs. The problem with freelance is that it is not my product. To do freelance to live, you have to be a Professional that I’m not. You have to be a Freelance Professional and I’m a Professional Developer. I like to create infrastructure and software for a product or for some on going stuff. Most of freelance jobs is a short shot, with stuff that I don´t know or don´t care or will never see it again.

Also there is another detail. For some market reason, takes a lot of time to get the first, the second and the third job and after they you will drown on proposals. Now I know that half is garbage and the other half is almost good. I have now enough stories to write a book, one of my favourites is one girl that came to me and asked: Could you make a e-commerce that deliver furniture to my customer? I said “probably” and asked for more details. She said that she wants something like ikea.com … 

Ok. That is not for me. Really.

I´m happy with two freelance jobs now, and I´m going with them. One for a small start-up and other is a webservice for a friend. These two are the last ones. For now I´m back to the original ideia of Imovlr.com: develop a product that I can sell and support. 

Meanwhile between the 9 and 5, I still taking care of the software that runs the Morpho e-documents production.

I would like to say thanks to my friend Igor Sutton. One day I´ll give you 0.5% of the shares of Imovlr.com 😉 and you will use the revenue to visit me on Ubatuba