Status Check

This is an update of an old blog post I originally wrote 3 and half years ago while I was living in Brussels. At the time I wrote it I was heavily under the Basecamp influence. What has changed for us since March 2013? We still use Basecamp for small projects and Harvest for time tracking, estimates and invoices. We replaced Campfire with Slack and we try to stay off e-mails as much as possible. In terms of people we are now 8 people living in…


We Are (becoming) EVERMORE

We created Barouh and Partners almost 10 years ago, in December 2006 to be exact.  We went to all the classic small company periods: we never said no to any client and any requirement, we offered a wide (any) range of services, we accepted unrealistic deadlines and budgets; We basically tried it all.  We believe that we made an enormous progress as individuals and as a team in those years. Our current team is the best we ever had, every single p…


#workaroundtheworld - Varna

My daughter lives in Varna which makes me travel there often. I like to experiment with things in general and this trip is a very nice experiment by itself. First of all we took the train to Varna last night. It takes about 8h to get here which is very slow but when you get a sleeping carrige you don't mind. Check the trains website for details: http://bdz.bg Lately with some help :) I have discovered a few cool places for work. The one I have b…


Barouh & Partners in the Mountains - The Avi Version

I believe that the team that we have now is the best team we have ever had. Everyone seems to get along with everyone and we share most of the priorities in life. This time we did not have much time to organise it as we had a big event in Poland just a few days before that so some of the organisational aspects were freestyle. Friday, 30 January - Getting Together I arrived to Sofia from Krakow the previous night, spent the evening and a bottle…


Adaptive bitrate

We started streaming for the first time in 2010 for the UN Watch in Geneva. It is one of those stories that helped us shape ourselves. A client asked if we can do something we've never done before, and we said, no but we will find out how to do it. So Anton dived into research and David and I had to go shopping for some hardware. Since we'd been filming and editing video for quite some time, we managed to pull the event mostly with the existing h…


My Brussels Workstation

I wrote in an earlier blog post that I travel often. When I am in Brussels which lately is about 2 weeks per month on average this is where I work from. I cleaned up my desk for the picture and usually it has more paper and cups of coffee but here is a list of what is always there: Macbook Air Notebook and pen; I take better written notes on paper when on a call. 30" Cinema Dsiplay; I have had this one since 2007 but it was a 2005 model. I ha…