Aug 20 2010

Retweet July 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

  • If developers think that QA is going to find all their design problems, they are doing it wrong.
  • Code wants to be dynamic.
  • Unlike what it sounds like, Extreme Programming isn’t a spectator sport where you jump off a ramp with your favorite IDE.
  • The web needs an open standard API for user badges and achievements.
  • Social network sites should adopt a open standard API for user badges and achievements!
  • The user interface made me do it!
  • Show me the money, show me the data.
  • Technology will date you, as in it will give away your age, like if your used a floppy vs a thumb drive vs neural memory implant..
  • I’m sure Hallmark has a card for that, to show our appreciation to the QAs in our lives.
  • The meek shall inherit the earth, the geek shall inherit an earth simulation on some social virtual game running on the cloud.
  • Can you debug dreams?
  • Men are digital, women are analog.
  • Refactor yourself!
  • Trust No Technology

Team Leadership

  • Good things come to those that make them happen.
  • Cut out the 20% from Pareto’s Principle from your process.
  • Follow your dreams and you will be your own leader!
  • Our attitude affects the outcome of our experiences and that is reflected in our perspective which influences our attitude.
  • Fear is a virus of the mind!
  • Some people are proud instead of productive.
  • Sometimes we need to accept and move forward before we can understand.
  • One persons Epic Fail is another’s FTW!
  • If you don’t remember when you took a vacation last, you need a vacation!
  • There are somethings that we are just not going to understand, but that we need to accept.
  • If better is not easier and cheaper then it’s not.
  • Just because something is better (function) doesn’t mean it’s better (form).
  • You have to feed, exercise, and train your creativity before you can make it work for you.

Product Placement

  • GIA: Google Intelligence Agency. FBI: FaceBook of Investigations.
  • Is Facebook too big to fail or just big enough to get regulated?
  • And then Steve Jobs said, “Let there be multi-touch.”
  • Cost Plus World Market should really rename itself to 3rd World Market since they mostly sell trinkets from under developed world.
  • CVS has the widest and weirdest selection, they sell everything from hard liquor to underwear. It’s basically my party supply store.
  • Someone should invent foursquare for fictional places, I would like to check I the Star Wars Cantina.
  • I wish iTunes could organize songs by mood in addition to genre and album.

Overheard

  • OH: Awww, that gansta cute.
  • OH: Travel is my drug of choice, I rather go on a real trip than a hallucinogenic trip.
  • OH: I woke up so tired from that dream because I was running in it.
  • OH: It’s very hard sometimes to think on your own.
  • OH: when you are a parent and are dealing with your kids, you have to be the bigger person.
  • OH: I’m sorry for whatever I did in your dream that made you upset, trust me that is not typical of my behavior in other people’s dreams.
  • OH: It’s not that you did anything wrong, it’s that you didn’t do anything spectacular.

Quotes

  • Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered. – Anonymous
  • Everyone specializes in their own area of weakness. – Rothbard’s Law
  • Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster. – Wirth’s Law
  • It is not how much you make that counts, but how much money you keep. – Robert Kiyosaki
  • All these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you. – Prince
  • Hope. Deleted – Emotionless Wine Bucket #futurama
  • There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. – Roger Staubach
  • Control the music industry? Check. Control the publishing industry? Check. Control-alt-delete? Never. – @ceoSteveJobs
  • I bet if they had Yelp in 1850, nobody would have taken the Oregon Trail. – @badbanana
  • People don’t like to be sold, but they love to buy. – Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Welcome, to the real world. – Morpheus
  • I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. – HAL
  • Would you rather your kid be a drug dealer than a drug addict? – John Waters