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Where to surf today

5 years and 9 months ago · listen

The problem:

Imagine you are in Portugal, you want to go surfing, but you don't know where the best waves are.

What do you do?

Well, you open your surf guide, see what surf spots are near enough, search for a beachcam on that spot, and after some thorough evaluation, you finally decide where to go. Now it's time to search for the spot on Google Maps, and get some directions.

Wouldn't be great if there was a simpler way of doing all this?

Well, there is.

That's why I made https://wheretosurftoday.com some time ago.

wheretosurftoday.com homepage screenshot

wheretosurftoday.com homepage

And how exactly it solves the problem?

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Best ELI5 Blockchain video

6 years and 1 month ago · listen

I'm following the Blockchain revolution for quite some time now. I even took a Princeton online course in the Spring of 2015, which I highly recommend, if you want to understand how it works at a technical level.

Every time someone asks me to explain why am I so excited about it, I would like to have some quick easy way of explaining it, or maybe some link to point to.

Today I've found the best, Explain Like I'm Five, Blockchain video, and I'm putting it here for convenience. Watch it, it only takes 10 minutes:

Changing gears

6 years and 8 months ago · listen

Almost 10 years ago, me and some friends created excentric, a digital marketing agency. It was a big adventure, with ups and downs, with some huge successes and some defeats. We were able to put together an amazing team of really talented people, who sticked together on the bad moments and were capable of partying like animals when the situation deserve it. Thank you guys, you are the best.

But my role on it is now over

excentric merged with Grey, a WPP agency, back in 2013 giving birth to excentricGrey, and for me it was fun to get back to the multinational world. But I missed the hands on, get your hands dirty, you know, being a doer instead of an enabler.

excentricGrey is now fully owned by WPP, and since the first of January I'm no longer part of the company.

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3D painting

6 years and 8 months ago · listen

While I still think VR has a long way to go, this new product from Google, Tilt Brush, got me thinking. As they state in their website, Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless..

Hard to imagine it? Don't worry, there's a video:

Is it a bird?

7 years and 7 months ago · listen

Is it a plane? No, is Alexandru Duru, a Montrealer, flying 250 meters in a hoverboard, thus breaking the Guiness World Record for farthest flight in a hoverboard by fivefold. Could this be the future of personal traveling? Watch the video: