Retweet October 2009

From time to time I just blast tweets about software development, project planning, team dynamics, or whatever else comes to mind. Here is a synopsis of recent tweets and rants. If you want to follow the conversation follow me at techknow and/or juixe and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Software Development

  • I can haz codebyte!
  • Hacks are in the eye of the debugger.
  • Is there a werewolf in your software, then why do you need a silver bullet?
  • I know HACK is a four letter word but it is not a bad four letter word.
  • It is okay to paint by numbers but its something different to code by numbers. I code by polynomials.
  • If it doesn’t matter either way, why not choose the option that is easier to implement, cleaner to design, and friendlier to use.
  • Content is the killer app.
  • They say those who can’t do, teach. Well, those that can’t create content, aggregate.

Team Leadership

  • The sooner you adapt, the wider your lead.
  • Don’t nickel-and-dime old business assumptions.
  • When leading the way, be sure to get out of the way. As a leader you don’t want to be a roadblock or bottle neck to the troops.
  • A manager should do two things: give precise tasks and expect precise results.
  • Don’t confuse opinion for advice, don’t confuse advice for a plan.
  • Even a detailed schedule can’t predict the future.
  • Sometimes schedules are another way we lie to ourselves.
  • Time does not run on a schedule.
  • A good skill is to identify the skillset of your team, a better skill is to improve those skills while leveraging them to the fullest.
  • Little baby steps add up to giant leaps for mankind.

Product Placement

  • In Windows, when you overwrite a file instead of replacing it without a trace, the OS should put a copy in the recycle bin first.
  • You can learn a lot about someone by taking a look at their FarmVille farm.
  • Is Twitter lists just another metric for users to have a pissing match on Twitter? If comparing followers wasn’t enough…
  • Why is it that installing ImageMagick is a longer and more painful process than upgrading OSX?

Self Dev

  • In certain task I am worth my weight in gold, in others I am worth my weight in lead, but I do my best to avoid tasks were I cost my weight.
  • Many people will ask for out of the box ideas, but they don’t want ideas too far away from the box, more like ideas hovering around the box.
  • It’s okay to have your cake and eat it to, as long as you bake the cake yourself…
  • Be a double agent of change.
  • On man’s problem, is another man’s opportunity.
  • Authenticity has no substitute.
  • Not failing fast enough is the biggest failure.
  • Failure is when you don’t learn from it.
  • You have to kill it to win it.
  • Fail frequently, fast, and furious
  • If I played baseball I would be the GM.


  • What is the opposite of a trophy wife?
  • Do you have a failure resume?
  • Is Facebook to big to fail?
  • How many tweets does it take to get a trend?
  • There are wrinkle free pants, when will we see tangle free headphones?
  • Which is best Happily Ever After or Happily Ever Now?
  • What does it mean to ‘trust the chicken?’
  • Do you have to sell out to get buy in?
  • If you are not passionate, who do you expect your team to be passionate?


  • Good ideas are simple. – @jason
  • Money is the shortcut. – @garyvee
  • Great entrepreneurs don’t have better ideas, they have better process. – Eric Ries
  • Pay attention to pixels. – Bump Technologies Job Listing

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