Retweet February 2010

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

  • Androids dream of electric sheep and I of bytecodes.
  • A large number of performance issues can be tracked to overuse of for loop, sequential search.
  • I hate it when a fatal critical defect gets assigned to me after 5:30PM. I think QA does this on purpose, some sort of revenge.
  • Carpenters’ rule: measure twice, cut once. Programmers’ rule: design twice, code once, refactor as many times as necessary.
  • You can’t do real-time software engineering where you fix bugs as they are discovered.
  • Compilation cycle costs productivity.
  • It is unbelievable the amount of work, time, and meetings are dedicated to features that are useless in the field and limit usage.
  • SEO Secret Sauce: Always be writing good content.
  • I consider an interview good where the interviewee talks more than the interviewer, and where the answers are more profound than the questions.

Team Leadership

  • To be a leader be easy to follow.
  • Inspiration has no expiration.
  • The recipe to success is that when you are missing one ingredient in that recipe, you don’t quit. Improvise and make the dish your own.
  • Waiting until the last possible moment is not a plan.
  • Strategy, execution, luck. Pick any two.
  • Profits, Passion, Purpose. Pick any two.
  • Imagination is a renewable resource.
  • New Motto: Heads Down, Focus Up!
  • Doing a thing does not preclude you know what you are doing.
  • When things get tough, get smarter then tougher.
  • The worst thing you can be on a team is being inconsistent.
  • Right understanding, with right effort, on the right direction, at the right time makes for the maximum results with the least effort.
  • Build up your immunity to failure, just like you build up your immunity to the cold flu.
  • If you can find joy in a dilapidated studio you will find joy in a palace.
  • If you are still trying you haven’t failed yet.
  • The only response to fear is no fear.
  • If you love what you are doing, you are successful.
  • If you believe you can’t, most likely you won’t. If you believe you can, you might.

Product Placement

  • Is Google working on a GPad based on Android?
  • Google, if you are not evil why you have to make that your motto? Who are you trying to convince?
  • A more appropriate name for Chipotle Mexican Grill is Burrito Factory, since is not Mexican or a Grill or have chipotle salsa.
  • Will the iPad make a better kindle reader than the Kindle?
  • The iPad will be the Gitmo of gadgets.
  • Why is Tumblr so slow? Is Tumblr the Goecities of our generation?
  • The should have American Idol for bad comedy and acting… Oh they already have it, it’s called Saturday Night Live.
  • It used to be that people stop and smell the flowers, now if at all, people stop, take a picture, and post it on Facebook.


  • Was the crotch bomber a false flag?
  • Is the US a mute-cultural smorgasbord or a assimilating melting pot?
  • Is life an individual sport or a team sport?
  • Why would a fully charged cell phone that was turned off for a week have it’s battery drained?
  • What does SEO stand for? Spam Engine Optimization?
  • If love is supposed to be patient why do people rush into love?
  • Is life a journey, adventure, game or scoreboard?
  • Are you a samurai or rice farmer?
  • Is God from outer space or from inner space?
  • What is the secret sauce to your success?
  • which is your favorite bear: yogi bear or pooh bear?
  • If everyone cheats is it still cheating?
  • If everyone cheats are you cheating yourself if you don’t?
  • Does God have Buddha nature?
  • How much Buddha nature does the Buddha have?
  • Which is more satisfying, physical joy or spiritual joy?
  • Is there duct tape for the heart or super glue for the soul?
  • Do you think dogs suffer from autism?

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