: Rivian headlights make them look like surprised Jeeps.

: Reddit killed all of their 3rd party apps. The least they could do now is make a first party one …

: I just ate leftover pancakes for the first time in 42 years. AMA

: Who cares about getting a photo that shows you enjoying a roller coaster/ride? What Disney should be …

: Using Instagram since the Facebook acquisition is the social media version of slowly boiling the …

: Every time that I use my Breville Control Freak induction burner, I wish they made a full size …

: I know you can’t stop crying But tears dry out when you’re flying Sia - Little Wing

: Who owns Redbox these days? Whatever you guess, you’re wrong. It’s currently owned by …

: New traditions with old friends is just the best.

: If you have a reservation at a hotel that you made months in advance, it’s worth it to check …

: It’s crazy how many devices it takes to purchase plane tickets at the correct price. Today I …

: Target shopping carts are ridiculously overengineered. Many of us have experienced the luxury of pushing a Target shopping cart. Compared to shopping carts …

: TFW you need to use your phone as a flashlight but the Flashlight app is too bright so you decide to open an app that has a white background but …

: Video Game Review: Rollerdrome. it’s good.

: Companies are a lot more willing to send you new hardware for “free” when yours has issues and you have a monthly subscription to a connected service

: When negotiating, silence is a superpower.

: Vanilla Visa Gift Card tips If you happen to receive a Vanilla Visa gift card, I have a couple of tips based on my recent …

: Every now and then I think, "Why don't I have a bunch of envelopes printed with my outgoing address on them?" “My Brother laser printer is reliable and it has a special slot in the front for printing …

: Richard's Rule #4 The optimal number of people in your group at a food festival is 3. 2 people run around and grab …

: The Other Fifth Element While at my in-laws for Christmas, we watched the 1997 cult classic movie “The Fifth …

: RIchard's Rule #3 Most Chinese takeout places have a very similar menu. However, there are one or two things on the …

: Richard's Rule #2 If you walk into a party and there’s swag when you walk in, grab it. You might see the swag …

: You see, the thing about Rick and Morty is it’s so full of comedy that you never see the emotional beats coming. If it were a drama, …

: Richard's Rule #611 If you lose something while sitting on a soft surface, such as a couch or a bed…it’s …

: Easily the best eggnog I've had Eggnog has long been a staple of the holiday season for me. When I was growing up, my parents would …

: We were walked from a hotel for the first time. After nearly 400 nights of hotel stays since we decided to become Marriott Bonvoy members, my wife …

: There’s no way that this many banks in America are the First National Bank. Somebody’s lying.

: Richard’s Rule #358 Always pack ice chests so that there is as little air in there as possible. Air will melt your ice.

: My wife: "Hey Siri, set a timer for 90 minutes" Siri: “Got it.” … “For how long?” AAARGH

: I'm tired of mosquito repellents. Can’t we just gently electrify our skin instead so that we become the bug zapper? That would …

: Water leak. My neighbor has been digging up his yard for months to construct a culvert in his ditch. A couple of …

: It's time to reboot Murder, She Wrote and Amanda Tapping should play Jessica Fletcher.

: What a fantastic array of choices! I was looking for a sauna bench cushion and the website that I found has so many options that I …

: I wonder if Drake is contractually obligated to mention his private plane as much as possible, considering that he probably got it for a big discount, or even for free Why else would you specifically mention your plane and that it’s specifically a 767 in a …

: Just don't stop walking. In my efforts to get more steps in each day, I've been looking for ways to work walking into things …

: Richard's Rule #4 If, while arguing you find yourself saying “Case Closed” or “End of Story”, …

: Today a customer asked me to do something that I thought was completely ridiculous and I told them …

: FedEx trips me out. They are so bad at delivery. They rarely deliver on time, never follow instructions, lie about …

: Richard's Rule #182 When a judge on a cooking show likes the dish that they are tasting, they’ll say how much they …

: Richard's Rule #7 If the chicken and waffles comes with strawberries, it’s going to be bad.

: Richard's Rule #41 There is only one toilet plunger. It’s the Korky 99. Don’t waste your money on any other …

: Richard's Rule #613 If you have a November birthday, congratulations, you’re a Valentine’s Day baby!

: Richard's Rule #962 Many times when watching TV shows, I find myself asking, “I wonder what will happen …

: Richard's Rule #1 When trying to locate a bathroom in a restaurant, look for the kitchen first. Water lines being what …

: Richard's Rule #2971 If someone in a movie or TV show picks up a gun, aims it at someone and does not immediately pull …

: Is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare crashing on your Steam Deck when waking from sleep? If so, just pick the Safe Mode option that's given to you when you start the game the next time. It …

: This new UPS Access Point thing really grinds my gears. Apparently, if you aren't available to receive a package, UPS now will "helpfully" pick a random …

: A shortcut to thickening a gravy or sauce Today I learned that you can thicken a gravy/sauce by mixing 1 part flour and 1 part room temp …

: Robot lawnmowers, part 2: Robomow is bad now In my last post about robot mowers, I mentioned that I bought the latest Robomow mower, based on my …

: Robot lawnmowers (The Robomow R630) When we moved to our house, we were excited about our big yard. The last house we lived in had a …

: A car that moves sideways. Forget normal parallel parking, I want a car that can crabwalk like this Hyundai concept! …

: A List of Things that happen in every episode of 24, ever. Something absurd happens. Jack Bauer is called in to save the day, as no one else on the planet is …

: Whenever I make scrambled eggs, I think of people I've lost. I grew up poor. So poor, in fact that at one point during my childhood we ended up having to move in …

: How to resolve Apple HomeKit issues between the Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge with a UniFi router If you have a UniFi setup with a Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge, sometimes it can be flaky under …

: Don't ride in the bus. Drive your own car. I've been entrepreneurial since I was young. I started my own business when I was 15, and although …

: Say No More Often. Earlier in my career, I found it very hard to say no to anyone who asked me to do anything for them. …

: The stages of being an entrepreneurial developer Learn to code. Write a lot of code for fun. Figure out that people will pay for you to write code, …

: Consider the source. People are always giving us advice, both in our personal and professional lives. It’s …

: It's ok to take your foot off of the gas pedal. Since I launched my first web app in 2006, I’ve had my foot on the gas. Since then, I’ve …

: Hey. You. You know that thing that you’ve been putting off, that thing you know that you should do but haven’t …

: The Middle. Lots has been written about launching your first app, and lots has been written about people with …

: Sometimes your customers won't ask for support, even if they need it. Recently we rolled out a feature in our apps where where active users get asked how they feel about …

: Find new markets by analyzing your existing customers. A lot of times, I’ve wondered how to get more customers for the apps that I run. I’ve …

: The best ways to retain your customers: Part 1: Let them know that you're always adding value. In the old days (haha), and even now, when software is delivered to an end user directly for them to …

: Quick Coding Tip When I’m winding down on coding for the day, it helps me greatly if I take a minute (or even a …

: Thank your customers. Awhile back, before the Internet was a glimmer in anyone’s eye, if you ran a business, chances …

: Users never pay you for your app. Yet you still make money. How? If you’ve hung around startup-land long enough, you’ve heard the term …

: Kill your credit card-less free trial. I’ve run multiple web apps for years now, and over the years they’ve had different …

: The secret to dramatically increasing conversions from your beta As web developers, we’ve all run a beta, right? We think up an idea for an app based on what …

: The problem with running betas: For me, it’s the inability to effectively communicate with beta users and track their comments …

: Get more trial users to convert by making these simple improvements to your web app. So you’ve just released a new web app, but people are signing up and then not using the …

: Always keep your customers in the support loop We all know that when someone submits a support request,we should get back to them as soon as …

: Silly App Idea of the Day - Yet another to-do list app. I’m doing this in jest, but if you do build some app that I’ve come up with as a Silly …

: Never stop improving your design. When Are My Sites Up launched in 2009, we didn’t have many options on the Settings page. Over …

: How To Make An iPhone App That Actually Sells So you’re a developer who wants to make an iPhone app, but you’re afraid that …

: Launch: Stunning - Dunning, Receipts and more for Stripe Sorry I've fallen off slightly in my posting here lately. I've been busy launching a new product: …

: Let's talk about how I've failed: Part 1: Hngry v1 Lots of entrepreneurially minded blogs talk about their successes and how they happened. Not many …

: Save yourself from redundant support requests. Over the years of running busy web apps, I’ve answered a lot of support requests. Over time, …

: Getting An Icon Made For Your iPhone App I’m no designer, so I’ve had to hire designers to make icons for my iPhone apps a few …

: Keep your users in the loop when doing support. I’ve found that users really appreciate hearing back from me as soon as possible, even if …

: You probably aren't going to do it alone. I’ve been there. Maybe you’ve been there too. Maybe you’re there now. It’s …

: Do the math. How much money do you want to make this year from your app(s)? Do the math, because it gives you a …

: Hi. I'm Richard. I’ve been fortunate enough to launch several moderately successful web apps, and I’m …