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John Ngo @jngo Berlin, Germany

An idealist who believes in publishing, entrepreneurship, user experience, Ruby, and the ‘Greater Fool’. Working on @small_epic and @booksconvos.

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@jongold Or Linus (http://t.co/IBZKvuuunV). Will likely get the Brooks ones myself.@jongold If you’re still considering rear panniers, roll ups are a nice option, such as the Brooks Brothers (http://t.co/bTWLdghwtb).
7/25
2014
@bobearth I went through the same thing with my merchant facility, would have definitely gone with Stripe if it was available at the time.@bobearth On top of that, merchant accounts have their own set of monthly fees, commissions, etc.@bobearth Stripe only requires a normal bank account. eWay requires a merchant account, which also requires a thorough application process.@bobearth A typical payment gateway such as eWay requires you have your own merchant account with the bank, whereas Stripe does not.
7/24
2014
@kjingo if all goes well visa wise, hopefully at least a few more years. :)
7/23
2014
@kjingo You should make the trip over to Europe so we can go on some epic cycles!@kjingo Shorts and a polo shirt. My very next purchase will be a pair of bicycle shorts. :)@kjingo Protip: 139 kms × Single Speed = Insane Soreness (http://t.co/uypCjqwaFR)@makenosound Perhaps I should. @jonathonbellew, are you thinking about a visit to Berlin?Anyone in Melbourne want to do a Berlin apartment swap from late January to early April 2015?
7/21
2014
@paulozoom @joaoLago One of the startup accelerators in London has a sign in their office that reads, “great teams work weekends”. That.@paulozoom @joaoLago And I’ve seen this dismissiveness lead to serious issues later on with many friends.@paulozoom @joaoLago More that I grew up in a culture where they were always the basis of comparison.@paulozoom @joaoLago Sorry, I didn’t mean to dismiss our problems in that way.@paulozoom Neither of them have ever complained about burnout. :)@paulozoom Arriving in Melbourne, they spent three months learning English so they could integrate and eventually started a business.@paulozoom My father and mother (pregnant with me at the time) fled the Vietnam war with 48 refugees on an 11 metre boat.If you want to build a ship, teach your people to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Those stupid assholes will totally fall for it.
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7/18
2014
@beatrixcoles I WILL.@beatrixcoles What were your selections?
7/16
2014
@Kurisu210 Feel bad for Messi—he clearly didn’t appreciate having to walk repeated up and down the stands to collect consolation prizes.
7/15
2014
@arhomberg Is there a job description online somewhere?@Kurisu210 Wow. Amazing. You could literally see and hear the entire city celebrating. Streets closed by crowds, fireworks everywhere.@Kurisu210 Tokyo 2020 would be pretty cool. I’m about due for a Japan trip!
7/14
2014
@Kurisu210 Messi ruins everything. Like the 2011 Champions League final. :(@Kurisu210 Oh it’s going to be insane if Germany wins. The streets are usually blocked with people after Germany plays.
7/13
2014
Ikea × Shakespeare = Beautifully Surreal http://t.co/6WPGFARcJq
7/11
2014
tsundoku noun The practice of buying books and not reading them, or letting them pile up on shelves or nightstands. Origin: Japanese
7/9
2014
“For me, the movies are like a machine that generates empathy.” — Roger Ebert
7/8
2014
Alain de Botton nails how I feel simultaneously optimistic, yet pragmatic about marriage: http://t.co/oi7oiWNVW2 Such a great piece.
7/7
2014
@SecretsHQ @beatrixcoles You both know each other!?@MattEichPhoto Sounds great, have done.
7/5
2014
Beautifully honest family portraits by @matteichphoto: https://t.co/ivfkmJUMdK http://t.co/5e8seXeCWc@markdunbavan Oh congratulations mate! I’ll pencil in Thursday the 24th!@markdunbavan Yes, definitely. How long are you in town for? Business or pleasure? :)@ntlk Not sure if that tweet was literal or euphemistic.@paulozoom 17th of July apparently.@inventur_es @sjors You guys actually read posts on LinkedIn!?Any fellow Berliners up for seeing John Legend at the Tempodrom in October?@paulozoom Is it screening in Berlin!?
7/4
2014
@yandle Let me know if there’s anything I might be able to help with. :)
7/2
2014
@nickwaterhouse Hey Nick, love your style and philosophy in this video: https://t.co/oSJxHUGeSk Curious where you got the clothes valet?
6/30
2014
@brittinboots I’m brought back to days on the school bus listening to the likes of Tha Dogg Pound on mini disc!@brittinboots And what influence did music have on teenage you in particular?
6/25
2014
@brentriddell What does this remind you of? http://t.co/AQuNMcyylR
6/20
2014
@beatrixcoles @tullyhansen Whoa, of course. Equally fascinating is how we each meet in strangely different ways.@tullyhansen I worded my tweet badly, for say non-fiction or journalism, I figured the money would be used for travel, research, etc.
6/19
2014
@guyarmitage @moe_tanahy I agree. Hmmm, might see if I can round up some founders with interesting stories@Jeevesmeister @tullyhansen Should probably clarify the type of wrestling you’re talking about.@Jeevesmeister @tullyhansen Dad was a huge fan of WWF growing up, I instead made fun of friends who were convinced it was real.@guyarmitage @moe_tanahy A compilation of startup success/horror stories would make for a good read actually.@tullyhansen What if it was say $500? :)@Jeevesmeister @tullyhansen Haha, I would love to read that! Am I the only one?
6/18
2014
To all my writer and aspiring writer friends, If I gave you $1,000 to write about anything that interests you, what would you write about?
6/16
2014
“Acquiring enemies doesn't have to mean one's life has gone wrong: just that one has found a few things to believe in.” — Alain de BottonRemember when we used to make stuff with our hands? http://t.co/UNeU7EKzzo http://t.co/X1eoJUDLd0“If you try to delight the undelightable, you’ve made yourself miserable for no reason.” — @thisissethsblog
6/11
2014
13 years after my programming tutor tried to force feed VI down my throat, I finally get it: https://t.co/LkeZmn76zk
6/6
2014
Puts it all into perspective doesn’t it? http://t.co/COIaDbqoo4If you’ve ever described your process as a “craft”, that’s BS. We’re all just Stack Overflowing our way through life trying not to fuck up.
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6/5
2014
Seriously, enough about the translucency.@i386 Used @uber when they first launched—not many cars at the time; but great, first class experience. Any specific questions? /cc @jpoh
6/2
2014
Rest in peace Massimo Vignelli. http://t.co/XSFyLiqHtN
5/28
2014
@chdorner, @aroncarroll For tonight, I’m told Berta Block is the place to go, looks amazing: http://t.co/XVXxLqaO97
5/19
2014
@bohemiancoding Is there a way to reset the trial? Installed, but hadn’t gotten around to using it. Keen to test drive it on a new project.
5/16
2014
@beatrixcoles @dalemccready Would love to grab a drink next time I’m in London though.@beatrixcoles @dalemccready Funny enough, I was in London yesterday for work, on the Eurostar back to Paris now.
5/10
2014
@neohysteria Awww, soulmates. :)@sandbags Unless Eurostar has started offering interstellar destinations, it’s apparently the IATA code for St. Pancreas International.XPG ➔ QQS
5/9
2014
@DanielLJThomas Likewise mate. Look forward to showing you around Berlin.
5/6
2014
“This is a recipe for a poorer, nastier and more brutish Australia.” Australia, let me know when I can come home: http://t.co/YNUWRle8Bj@Elmo_Keep Oh. In that case, let me know when I can afford to come home.@marvinbarretto London actually, but I left last June! Let me know when you’re in town, and we’ll grab a drink.
5/1
2014
@marvinbarretto Yeah, it’s rarely cheaper to travel via rail. I’m between apartments in Berlin, so just basing myself in Paris until then.@marvinbarretto Just boarded, security was a nightmare. Wanted to overnight train it, but it was exorbitantly expensive. :(TXL ✈ CDG
4/30
2014
@paulozoom Oh yes, I’ve been using their sister site, The Sweet Home. I like their ‘our pick’ and ‘the alternatives’ format.@paulozoom I guess it’s a different use case—people who just want to be told, this is what you should use.@paulozoom No, but I would love to see one. I’m quite fond of @thesweetsetup though: http://t.co/G2rifzneiC@paulozoom …rather than thinking about why their current approach doesn’t work.@paulozoom Me too. I used to teach a workshop on dealing with email overload and found most people want a quick solution in software…@paulozoom Genau! :)@paulozoom Or thinking that a different email client will reduce the burden of email overload.@paulozoom For example, expecting a GTD app to make you more productive without an understanding of GTD as a philosophy.@paulozoom Where I see a problem is when that expectation is taken too far…@paulozoom I agree with you there—tools are great at doing that.Read Frank Chimero’s ‘No New Tools’: http://t.co/EFpLU9EokR Productivity stems from your relationship to work, not the tools you use.
4/29
2014
@AdamWestbrook That’s the seed my friend. It’s all downhill from here. :)
4/21
2014
@tommoor Exciting. Look forward to chatting about Sqwiggle, I do a lot if remote work myself.
4/20
2014
@tommoor What brings you to Berlin?@tommoor @jongold @milesalex @paulozoom Nice to meet you Tom. Let’s all grab a drink next week once you’ve settled in.@mandogfish 107 retweets so far. Number 57 shocked me!Facebook just gave me the option to block all from Upworthy. You won't believe what I did next.
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4/19
2014
“If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward then, brother, that person is a piece of shit.” —Rustin Cohle
4/17
2014
A mesmerising glimpse at the intersection of technology and craftsmanship: https://t.co/J0Fx5p4wIA
4/11
2014
@brentriddell Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files, this looks right up your alley mate: https://t.co/W0ffeASjV7
4/10
2014
@aroncarroll Whoa.
4/8
2014
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