Tartu Triathlon and how to become a better swimmer

Only 200m to go!

I did a triathlon on Sunday. It was a short Olympic distance (1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run, no drafting allowed) Tartu Triathlon where I had signed up half a year ago when it was first announced. On Friday I was still pretty sure that I would not participate since I have had an achilles injury and have not trained for the last month (except for yoga). But on Saturday, walking past the triathlon tents, I could not resist but to pick up my number and there I was in the water on Sunday afternoon, waiting for the start pistol to go off. Continue reading

GameFounders!

It has been almost two weeks since my last blog post. But I have a perfectly good reason why I’ve not had time to post. I have been busy playing games. And by the way, doing it for only working purposes.

You see, we are launching a new accelerator for gaming and gamification startups – GameFounders. The whole concept of the accelerator is similar to that of Y-Combinator, Techstars and lot of others. We hold a competition and elect 6-10 startups that we will incubate, nurture and give money to (for a small equity), in order to reap the benefits when after the program they will raise a larger amount of money. The only, but a big, difference is that Continue reading

My favorite iPad apps

At the end of the last year I bought myself an iPad. The main reason back then was to take it to my travels as a small “computer” with long battery life. Now, over half a year later, I can say without any doubt that iPad is the single best thing I’ve ever bought in my life (the very best things cannot be bought, but that’s another story). iPad is much better than a regular computer in several ways – already mentioned battery life, also compactness, quickness of use, mono-tasking enforcement, and most notably, apps. I went over the apps I use most frequently and here’s my top 5: Continue reading