That’s become my favourite phrase lately. As I get older, i’ve come to accept that there are many things in life that I have no control over and will possibly never be able to amass enough influence to affect – I can only learn to play as best as possible with the cards i’m dealt with. In the past 6 months, I’ve had to make some decisions that I’ve been refraining from making – whether they pan out or not, i’ll just have to see. In the meantime, I’ve learnt to appreciate my family and my close friends.
It’s been quite a while since I last wrote anything and while I guess i’m supposed to feel apologetic, I don’t ( I am sorry though to all the PR folks who reached out to me via email but haven’t received replies. I’ve been really bad with my emails. ). In fact, it’s somewhat refreshing to be disconnected from the local tech blogging scene for a while. It sort of reminds me that there are more facets to life than the one that’s presently occupying me – that there are other perspectives to consider, other things to do. That said, I do miss being able to play with new toys with the other tech folks and swoon over what new features enable us to do more with our lives. I do feel, however, that very little excites me these days. Every new product in the market seems to be about making itself thinner, shine brighter, costing more, costing less, look prettier. Nothing major anymore.
Remember when as kid you had the option of using a standard floppy disk or a 100MB Iomega Zip Disk? Now that was a huge leap for a considerably small price increase. Remember when Gmail came about and offered free unlimited email storage? Now that was news. The only thing that seems to truly excite me is Google’s Project Glass but that’s still a year away.
I guess I’m going to try to start writing again. I especially want to write more about the things I’m learning about – developing on android/blackberry, responsive design, Raspberry Pi(if I can get my hands on one). I also want to play more games.
Starting and maintaining Ridz.sg aside, Ridzuan is Co-Founder of Senseless Labs – A software solutions company currently focused on building mobile-based Marketing and CRM solutions. He has been dabbling in both web and mobile development since 2003. His interests include how technology can be used to improve the human condition, poverty alleviation through sustainable development, education and microfinancing.