It’s natural for programmers to focus on automation problems. It’s imperative knowledge. That doesn’t mean automation is where the value is. Often what you need isn’t an “easier way” but rather a way that gives you more leverage over things that matter. Totally different POV. Programmers are also good at optimization. Just like automation, we mistake optimization for value. “It’s what you already do, but easier!”
“We yearn for frictionless, technological solutions. But people talking to people is still the way that norms and standards change.”
Being great means being good for a really, really long time.
RT @aexmo: “a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners” – yep Samsung, with that understanding of design it’s no surprise you had t …
RT @OskarBurman: During the yearly Stockholm Zombie Walk, the zombies had to use subway part of the way, due to an ongoing triathlon hin …
RT @Steeephen_: Know how much the BBC’s Olympic coverage cost you? £5.58. That’s for TV, radio, web, etc. No ads. Just class.
RT @mrlerone: America are winning the Olympics. It’s nice to see that sometimes even the largest, richest countries can go far. A heartw …
RT @alaindebotton: One of the finest protections against disappointment is to have a lot going on.
RT @manchipp: What is the opposite of Imagination? I have no idea.
I just watched ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’. A very beautiful movie. Spiritually and visually beautiful. Shokunin.
though, @neiltyson, exploration isn’t as much of a worry as exploitation.
“@neiltyson: The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.”
RT @jokull: Here’s how we do the next study on obesity. Hidden scales at cash registers. Register height, weight and what they purchased.
The olympic medal count is vastly different if you exclude swimming. China vs United States would be 25 to 14 instead of 34 to 37.
I’m curious to know how the process of creating and maintaining something is everything, while that something is deemed worthless.
RT @PDeliverance: Push your limits whenever possible. Hardship introduces you to your true self. Most people don’t have the “parts” to m …
I’m a Scuderia Ferrari fan. Always been… but somehow I do wish @Kimi_Raikkonen gets a vengeance and wins the title with @Lotus_F1Team
RT @levie: You haven’t spent enough time on a design process unless you want to tase yourself by the end.
July is often referred to as “the industrial vacation” here in Sweden. A lot of places are closed and most locals are away. I like July.