Category: Personal

Closing of WorldSkills 2017.

A rear fingerprint sensor may trigger accidental purchases.

A rear fingerprint sensor on phone may trigger accidental purchases. When we hold the phone, we may rest our index finger on the rear fingerprint…

The similarity of Medium and YouTube

I don’t like putting business videos on YouTube. Especially the videos that I need to embed in my website. That’s because of the non-controllable video…

My thought on Freewrite

Hello Freewrite. A post shared by Thomas Mak (@makzan) on Feb 8, 2017 at 10:35pm PST It does not become my writing tool. It becomes…

2017 software for my productivity day

Software that supports my productivity day: Google Keep to save all my fragmented ideas and inputs. Dropbox to store files based on life roles and…

/now

I read Justin Jackson’s email on his /now page, which was started by Derek Sivers. The page answers one question: “What are you working on now?”…

50% Off for HTML5 Game Development Video

My 2-hour-long video screencast course is now 50% off for the a limited time. Use the code SaHjKFE to get the discount, within 2016 February.

Link: Your Life Is Tetris. Stop Playing It Like Chess.

Link: Your Life Is Tetris. Stop Playing It Like Chess. Chess comes with a set of prescriptions and best practices. 1. e4 is considered a strong…

Introducing Log.md—A logger for everything flash in your mind

Yesterday I built a tool to log my every day’s thoughts down. It is called log.md. By using this tool. I can quickly jot down my…

Choosing a minimal theme

After trying the Nada theme, iA theme and Voice theme. I find I like the minimalist style more. That’s why I switch to the Ponder theme by…

Writing script for the next video course

Writing video script for my up coming HTML5 Game Development video course, 2nd edition.

Happy 2016

The old MZ is archived. The new MZ is born.

I’m using Basecamp for almost everything

I really stick to Basecamp 3. I’m now using it for almost everything, including coding projects, design projects, promotionals, book writings, daily office works, inspirations…

Quote—On the side of the majority

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. — Mark Twain

Minimal Desktop

Yesterday I posted my minimal iPhone homescreen. Here is my desktop: One desktop folder to store all my temporary files, which I’m too lazy to file…

Minimal Homescreen

I posted my home screen last year. Here is my latest one. 2 folders and 2 often used apps on dock. Nothing more. If there are too…

Probabilities for years left to live

You may have heard of 900 months—The months you have assuming you’ll live until 75 years old. And you can draw 900 squares in a…

New books bought from ChengDu

I bought these books in this ChengDu trip: 100 個基本—松浦彌太郎的人生信條 The End of Eternity 創業時,我們在知乎聊什麼? 造物有靈且美 Ship of Theseus 你只是看起來很努力

My visual log book

I keep a visual log book. It logs my every day’s thoughts and the special things I did that day visually.

Makzan.net archive

I have archived the old makzan.net into archive.makzan.net. I have kept the 4 courses URL unchanged. They are: Mobile web app development Ruby on Rails 101…

New life

Today marks my new journey. My first child is born.

Guide to migrate OhLife entries to DayOne

This is a step-by-step guide to migrate your OhLife entries into DayOne. It’s text only because of the limitation of format OhLife exported. Prepare You…

Story of Makzan

This is a brief history on how I became myself. Beginning Web Design I started learning web design when I was thirteen, 15 years ago.…

My thought about death

This is my thought about death and the contribution to the human race. The post was written in Chinese during the flight from Seoul to…

Sharing of my career path

I created this post for a sharing session hosted in University of Macau. My first job was designing and building real-time multi-players virtual world. I…

I bought you, Moleskine

之前買左本畫簿黎畫野,但都係唔可以底面同時畫,會過底,上網查過,Moleskine Heavy 紙真係可以一紙兩面畫,唔會過底,想買好耐,但太貴唔捨得買。 早兩日去台灣基隆(及台中)影婚紗相,路經台北,係台北站之誠品站前店買了兩本 Moleskine,算係買俾自己的廿六歲生日禮物,一本台幣 500 元,折約澳門幣 135 元,平過係澳門八佰伴買。