Retweet August 2010

From time to time I blast tweets on software development, project planning, team dynamics, or whatever else I’m working through. 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

  • Programming is more about problem solving than coding, just like being an author is more about storytelling than writing.
  • Next time your significant other starts nagging, throw an IllegalArgumentException!
  • I want the web to evolve to a stage where flash is not required! It’s 2010 for God’s sake, why we still using plugins in browsers!?
  • why do I have to tether gadgets and string along services just to catch a call?
  • Patents? We don’t need no stinking patents.
  • When life gives you users, make customers.
  • For programmers everything is as easy as alpha, beta, and gold master.
  • Good debugging techniques go a log way in and out of the debugger!
  • Like the Free Masons, I am part of a secret society of digitari and conspiracy theorists and computer repairmen known as the Free Hackers.
  • I am so WYSIWYG!
  • If privacy settings are difficult to edit they are hard to implement, enact, and enable correctly.
  • Privacy setting should be transparent not secretive and misleading.

Team Leadership

  • You always get further faster with less effort if you work with what you got.
  • The next big thing usually sneaks up on those waiting in line to ride the current thing.
  • Mo money mo ways to solve mo problems.
  • Bad apples introduce bad seeds.
  • Litigation stifles innovation.
  • Technology is changing so fast that I have obsolete gadgets the unopened packages I bought them.
  • I’m coming up so you better get this project started.
  • As companies grow, they lose acceleration and focus, but depend on momentum and size.
  • I have to call into our all hands meeting tomorrow. Since I have to call in, I’ll be all ears at the all hands meeting.
  • A great idea in the mind of someone that can’t or won’t do anything about it is like an orphan.
  • When companies can’t create engaging products and new markets they create bogus patents.

Product Placement

  • Twitter needs a reliable picture service, as reliable as Twitter, but Twitpic just needs to go away.
  • The #newtwitter is like the the #oldtwitter plus HTML crack.
  • I wish Twitter was like survivor and we can kick some twits of the service.
  • This is how much AT&T sucks, I’m tethering my T-Mobile Nexus One with my AT&T iPhone to tweet this!
  • Apple press events are as large as sporting events! Apple should televise them in Pay-Per-View.
  • Steve Jobs is a mad genius, you gotta buy his hardware so that you can buy his software and along the way pay for a horrible service plan.
  • The new iPod mini is one gadget closer to the Dick Tracy wrist watch phone.
  • Apple cares more about design than market share, and that’s why users pay a premium.
  • Steve Jobs would make a great James Bond villain.
  • And the Grammy for the Album of the Year goes to… Autotune!
  • AT&T should rebrand itself as FU&U!
  • In addition to Document, Presentation, Spreadsheet, and Form document types, @google Docs should add a Gantt Chart!


  • We can suggest what you should do next, what you care about. Imagine: We know where you are, we know what you like. – Eric Schmidt
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs
  • Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. – Steve Jobs
  • Get into jiggle mode. – Steve Jobs
  • So they told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated. – Bill Gates

Cash Angels

  • School experience is not in tune with the current job opportunities. College should be more like a series of Y Combinator funding cycles.
  • If there is a angel investment bubble, everybody should cash in before they can cash out.
  • When you see startup accelerators with names like 500 ACME Startup Founders Camp you can be sure that there is an angel investment bubble.
  • Zuckerborg has dropped out of college and he is pledging $100,000,000 for kids to stay in school.

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