Error: xcode-select: error: tool ‘xcodebuild’ requires Xcode, but active developer directory is a command line tools instance

I have been playing with Cordova lately and was getting this error when building iOS version:

Error: xcode-select: error: tool 'xcodebuild' requires Xcode, 
but active developer directory is a command line tools instance

Even full install of Xcode didn’t fix this error.

The solution was to run following command to use full Xcode instead of command line tools version that I had installed earlier:

sudo xcode-select --switch /Applications/Xcode-beta.app/Contents/Developer

Passive Income 2017 Q1 Report

So far Passive Income experiments are not going good.

Amazon FBA

Initially, I had success with selling old books and video games on Amazon using FBA. A lot of stuff was sold within a week. But the stuff that didn’t sell within a week is still there after several weeks.

Then I sent in three more shipments to Amazon FBA. They lost all three shipments. After 4 weeks, they issued me reimbursement for lost items. To be honest, they were fair with pricing and it almost was awesome. Then a week later they found my lost shipments and reversed reimbursement. This is double sucks because first I cancelled my Amazon Seller Pro account trial. So now each item sold, cost me extra dollar.

Then on February 26th, Amazon FBA fees went up.

At this point, I am not really interested in further experiments with FBA or retail arbitrage.

Freelance Web Development

This has been one of most realistic experiment in semi-passive income. I had only one client but I outsourced almost 75% of her project. This saved enormous time, and I would say that is pretty passive. But since then I haven’t tried to pick up another project. It just seems like too much responsibility. I don’t want deadlines outside of my regular job.

T-Shirt Design

Just last week, I was accepted into Merch by Amazon program. There is 10 t-shirt limit on me for now. Many sources on web seems to imply that Merch by Amazon is the best place to sell t-shirts online. Some people claim they make $10,000+ during holiday season. I haven’t made a single sale yet but we will see.

Blogs

I have added Google Ads here and on some other blogs. But I should really focus on building traffic first. This blog is getting about 70 unique sessions per month. Photography and programming related posts seems to be most popular here. But any chance of making realistic money from this blog is not there.

Apps

I have been programming couple of Android Apps. This is tough for me because while I enjoy programming I find it harder to code after work. Also I don’t really enjoy UI design and Android development is mostly UI programming. I am also playing with Cordova so that I can use same source and compile app for both Android and iOS.

Microstock Photos

I haven’t uploaded any new stock photos since last year but I continue to sell some. I received 1099 from Fotolia and was surprised to see that I made $15.

However, I don’t plan to do more stock photography at this time.

Fiction Writings

Writing a novel is one of my life long dream. It was not one of my original plan for Passive Income but I start to write really bad stories when bored at night while trying to code. So I really thinking about it. Also I dream when and if I am financially free, I would spend my time writing and photographing.

So I am refocusing on writing fiction. My new year’s resolution was to write blog posts daily even if they are just private throw away posts. Now I just write daily, sometimes blog posts, sometimes fiction.

To be honest, my fiction writings sucks right now. So it will be a long time before I publish anything.

 

San Juan, Puerto Rico Trip 2017

Beach
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
View of Old San Juan from Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Soldier's Quarters at Castillo de San Cristóbal
Soldier’s Quarters at Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
View of sea from Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I learned of Mark Manson through his blog, especially this post, 7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Purpose. Since then I have been on and off following his blog. He usually has a lot of good advice, so finally I decided to get his book. Makes it easier to have all information in one place.

I had no idea what Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck was about. It was an impulse purchase, perhaps to support his blog. It turns out to be a really good book. As a semi-regular reader of his blog, I sort of knew what his philosophies were. Still it was good to read everything in one place.

He is not encouraging to not care about anything but to care about things that matter. It is human nature to care. But a lot of us start to worry about things that don’t matter. Sometimes, it is because we have nothing to care about. For example, elderly lady in retirement home who has all her needs met, would get really pissed if her coupon is not accepted at super market because that is all she got.

Sometimes, we care about useless issues because real issues are too hard to deal with. For example, unemployed person may go back to school for their 3rd degree just because they are unable to get a job.

The basic idea is everyone cares about something but is it the right thing. His philosophy is very similar to Stoicism or even Buddhism philosophy.

The book is written well and easy to read. If anything negative, I would say that he is a bit verbose. Some of stories in it dragged on a bit too long. For example, when he was in his principle’s office, it was clear about what was going to happen but he dragged on that scene a bit too much.

Overall, I highly recommend this book especially if you are interested in some sort of self-help book.

Maui 2015

Island of Maui from Plane
Island of Maui from Plane
Just Beach - GoPro Photography
Just Beach – GoPro Photography
Driving in Maui
Driving in Maui
Sheraton Maui Resort
Sheraton Maui Resort
Ziplining in Maui
Ziplining in Maui
Hulakula, Maui, Hawaii
Hulakula, Maui, Hawaii
Hulakula, Maui, Hawaii
Hulakula, Maui, Hawaii
Hulakula, Maui, Hawaii
Hulakula, Maui, Hawaii
Sunrise at Hulakula, Maui, Hawaii
Sunrise at Hulakula, Maui, Hawaii
Driving from Hulakula, Maui, Hawaii
Driving from Hulakula, Maui, Hawaii
Drums of the Pacific Lu’au
Drums of the Pacific Lu’au
Whale Watching Catamaran
Whale Watching Catamaran
Whale Watching Catamaran
Whale Watching Catamaran
Whale's Tail
Whale Watching