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Apr 7, 2020, 3:53 PM
Dan McKinley: The problem with “best tool for the job” thinking is that it takes a myopic view of the words “best” and “job.” Your job is keeping the company in business, god damn it. And the “best” tool is the one that occupies the “least...
Leadership is a Privilege
Jan 7, 2020, 9:45 PM
You shouldn’t be leading if: You see it as a right. You think people should be grateful. You think of it as a burden. You think you are owed. You expect to be recognized. Leading is not for everyone and that’s fine. Not everyone should be...
eBooks are being held back
Dec 29, 2019, 12:02 PM
Howard Oakley: […] few eBooks offer any advantage in use over their physical equivalents. eBook readers are still incredibly primitive, and won’t even let you refer to two or more sections of the book at the same time. You can’t...
Wi-Fi 6’s Claims Are Real
Dec 22, 2019, 10:51 AM
In tech it’s hard to discern marketing buzz from factual data. After struggling for months to get a reliable Wi-Fi performance at home thorough the use of different equipment, software optimization, setting tweaking, etc all problems...
Dec 21, 2019, 3:08 PM
Patrick Collison: Some examples of people quickly accomplishing ambitious things together. Inspiring examples from many different industries and types of entities. Motivated people can do almost anything.∞Permalink
Only 15% of the Basecamp operations budget is spent on Ruby →
Dec 19, 2019, 4:28 PM
David Heinemeier Hansson: Everything I’ve talked about so far is infrastructure we’d run and pay for regardless of our programming language or web framework. Whether we run on Python, PHP, Rust, Go, C++, or whatever, we’d still need...
Your Deadline Will Be Affected
Oct 31, 2019, 2:23 PM
Cleanup takes time. No matter if it is refactoring, fixing bugs, updating supporting libraries, adding the proper documentation, or test coverage to your code. There is no way around this. It will affect your deadlines today, or sometime...
When did work-life balance become such a bad thing? →
Jun 29, 2019, 3:00 PM
DHH: The term work-life balance has taken a beating lately. It seems to be a favorite punching bag for grandstanding about what you really need is integration or that balance is a mirage anyway. Wat? Balance simple means that each portion...
Roadblocks vs. Speed bumps →
Jun 18, 2019, 10:27 PM
Rob Walling: As a founder you can choose to look at an obstacle as something that keeps you from moving forward (a roadblock), or as something that slows you down for a minute as you continue along your path (a speed bump). […]...
I found two identical packs of Skittles, among 468 packs with a total of 27,740 Skittles →
Apr 17, 2019, 8:10 PM
The most common and controversial question asked about Skittles seems to be whether all five flavors are indeed uniformly distributed, or whether some flavors are more common than others. The following figure shows the distribution...