Swift. Thanks Udacity.

I've been interested in developing iOS apps, Udacity's nano degrees caught my attention. Prior to starting this course I had purchased another online course (self paced). The content wasn't as engaging and it fell off my radar really quickly. I needed more structure. This isn't a commercial for the course,…

Labor of Love - gateC21

If you frequent this blog you've probably noticed that new posts have slowed down. I'm not done writing but I have been occupied. With what you ask? My startup, gateC21.com Over the past few months I've been developing this site to allow people to record all their travel memories.…

Making Cachupa with Grandma!

A modern man needs to know how to cook! If you are from a different country, you need to learn how to make a traditional dish! I'm from Cape Verde so I learned how to make Cachupa! It was a great way to spend some time with my grandma (hi,…

Being Successful

I heard this quote recently. Successs is not something that can be owned. It is rented, and rent is due every day. -Roy Vaden Great words to live by. No matter what level you are at in life you always have to work to maintain/advance your success. I like…

What Was Your Best Investment?

I read Warren Buffet's book recently and he talks about his best investment being a Dale Carreige book on public speaking. That made me think. Here is a guy that is worth billions and his best investment was a book. There is no doubt that books are powerful and that…

My Development Environment Setup

I just realized I haven't talked much tech yet! To get things started I'm going to talk about my setup and the technology I'm using to develop the newest version of gateC21. EDITOR My go-to editor is Sublime Text 2! It's a lightweight IDE that makes a lot of sense…

My Favorite Productivity Apps!

Android to iPhone! I haven't had an iPhone since the 3s. I enjoyed the phone but hated some of iOS' shortcomings. At the time I was a system administrator and received about 5,000 text messages a month from our alert system. Not only did it slow down the phone,…

Salt Sugar Fat!

Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss is one of the best books I've read this year. It's a real page turner for anyone that is interested in health OR in the history of big companies. Here are a few interesting facts that I wrote down to wet your appetite. There…

How do you start a revolution?

It's simple! All you have to do is turn on a computer. Let me explain! Back in the day (think Industrial Revolution period), you would have do something on the scale of opening a factory to start a revolution, which was a massive effort and required a lot of money.…

Living In a Design Dream World!

I'm really into the way the web is looking nowadays. There has been a big push for minimalist design! It makes everything feel intuitive and modern. Even the blogging software that I'm using Ghost has embraced this concept! Love it!! There is also a huge community of designers that are…