Feb 6 2010

Retweet December 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

  • Are we that good that some features work because of an unintentional side effect of a bug?
  • I’ve heard of cloud computing, even ground computing, but I can’t wait until I can do intergalactic-interdimensional computing.
  • Maintenance is a real full time job and it should be planned, scheduled, and budgeted accordingly.
  • Maintainability is a feature.
  • Team meetings should not feel like AA meetings.
  • The debugger don’t lie, but the test might.
  • Old legacy systems don’t die, they just complicate your architecture.
  • Mashup data with dreams, feeds, and feelings…

Team Leadership

  • Guilt is not the optimal way to inspire people to do what is right.
  • Knowledge is like an fractal iceberg, and what you know is the tip of a snowflake in the tip of an iceberg in an ice planet.
  • Usually there is only one way to win at a given time, but many ways to lose most of the time.
  • When people don’t listen to the truth they are lying to themselves.
  • Not all great ideas make for a good business.
  • Thinking Asymmetrically!

Product Placement

  • Should I get a Droid or wait for the new Google phone?
  • Does Zuckerborg eat his own dog food when it comes to privacy, his real profile is not public, just his fan page in which he doesn’t post much.
  • The only way Zuckerborg would appreciate privacy is if TMZ deployed their paparazzi on him.
  • @zynga I would love to give points/credits as a gift in non-spammy and non-recurring way without signing up to services I don’t need.
  • @zynga can I buy Cafe World gift card?
  • I just got a subscription of Mobile Me. I like how I can track, lock down, and erase the data of my iPhone from the web.
  • Got crack? There’s an app for that!
  • Twitter should increase to 256 characters…
  • Money don’t grow on trees, but with these prices for xmas trees you would think it does.


  • What came first, chicken nuggets or the egg mcmuffin? – Little Jackie
  • If I ask no questions I hear no lies. – Little Jackie.
  • The Three Es of Good Work: Excellent, Engaging, and Ethical. – Howard Gardner
  • The United States has been dominated by the three Ms: Money, Markets, and Me. – Howard Gardner
  • If you can’t cover it up, turn it up. – Adam Curry/NA-152 #noagenda
  • We have privatized our foreign policy – Philip Brenner
  • The more complex an economy is, the more fragile it is, and the more cataclysmic its disintegration can be. – Bryan Ward-Perkins