Oct 30 2011

Retweet September 2011

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.

Software Development

  • Code. Money. Respect.
  • Software bugs don’t take anything personally.
  • Code more, sleep less.

Thought Leadership

  • Just having a goal is often times more important than the goal itself.
  • Word programming, i.e. writing TPS reports.
  • Code Complete = Tests + Implementation.

Product Placement

  • Google is the casino, or better yet the Goldman Sachs, of online identity, ads, and search. You don’t bet against the house.
  • What is cloud-accelerated web browser? Learning about Amazon Silk, the web browser in Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
  • The project code name for the iPhone’s auto correct is auto cucumber.
  • Spike TV should rename itself to Star Wars TV and the History Channel to Ancient Aliens Channel.

Money Angels

  • Dr Evil is starting a venture fund.
  • If Dr. Evil would have taken his Evil Corp. Public he would have made $1 billion on an IPO. And maybe Google would have bought his company.


  • How many uses can you think of for a paper clip?
  • Where in the food pyramid is candy corn?
  • Is Meg Whitman the new Carol Bartz?
  • Are you changing the world or is the world changing you?
  • What is the person equivalent to having your car lifted up in the air and balancing its tires?


  • The Internet made me do it.
  • It’s easy to earn money while you sleep, if you sleep on the job.
  • You are more likely to die due to medical error than a car accident. So if you are in a car accident, don’t go to the hospital, just walk it off.
  • If I could get a nickel every time someone gives me their two cents I would arbitrage people’s opinions.
  • Living the Internet lifestyle.
  • If you don’t want your naked picture hacked from your phone don’t take naked picture of yourself on your phone.
  • There are proposed bills that will make activities such as posting a lip sync video on YouTube a federal crime punishable with jail time.
  • Forget the war on drugs, in the future there will be a war on content.
  • History is not made, it is written, edited, scripted, and appropriated by Hollywood as a blockbuster movie about mutant super heroes.
  • I predict the past.
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, behold yourself.
  • This is not Sparta!
  • Love me, hate me, but you thinking of me.
  • Love it or hate it, take it or leave it.
  • I love love and hate hate.


  • OH: When you frown you look like a Klingon.
  • OH: Is everyone in the call on mute?
  • OH: My dress code is to try not to show my butt cheeks.

In Da Future

  • In the future, everyone will be a product guy.
  • In the future, Facebook will be your permanent record.
  • In the future, the revolution will start with a single tweet.
  • In the future, when people say they are going outside the grid, they will mean they aren’t logged into Facebook.
  • In the future, Android developers will need to program using the Android SDK and the phone maker’s proprietary SDK, and the carriers’s SDK.

Million Idea

  • Million Dollar Idea: A treadmill with a weight scale.
  • Million Dollar idea: there is so much artificial flavoring, color, and seasoning in food. Patent dinosaur meat flavoring.
  • Million Dollar Idea: Car alarm system that steams video of the surroundings of your car and scans for perps faces.
  • Million Dollar idea: wasabi guacamole
  • Million Dollar Idea: Carfax for people, including driving record, background check, work history, etc.
  • Million Dollar idea: pepperoni pizza flavored breath mints.

Jan 7 2011

Retweet December 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

  • I wish I could Ctrl+Alt+Delete out of everything.
  • The recommendation engine is the new search engine.
  • Loop. Break. Null. Exception.
  • How do you explain a feature is often as important as how you implement it.
  • The implications of a code change are often much larger than the code change itself.
  • There Will Be Bugs
  • Don’t trust the cloud.
  • This is my debugger. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My debugger is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I …
  • Code fist and test later is like shooting first and asking questions later.
  • I program with pen and paper.
  • The debugger is my best friend.

Team Leadership

  • Whining is not trying.
  • Doing nothing is doing something.
  • Don’t compound your problems by manifesting new problem.
  • A great team chooses a great leader and great leaders builds a great team.
  • Making good choices leads to better choices.
  • The most narrow minded perspective is that “We Versus Them” attitude. There is no them, only we.
  • If you have it, bring it, and if you brought it, don’t hide it!
  • You are not who you used to be or who you will become.
  • I am an idea artist, making you think is my master piece.
  • Productize your expertise.
  • Cheat off your own hard work.
  • Instead of making the effort, sometimes people make excuses.
  • If you can’t find reception don’t CALL ME.
  • In search of a triple rainbow.

Product Placement

  • Steve Jobs is one third innovator, one third imitator, and one third black shirt and jeans.
  • If Yahoo were to close down Flickr, there would be blood in the streets.
  • I got my hands on a Google CR-48 yesterday. It’s just a laptop with one single app, a browser. It’s a thin client for cloud computing.
  • I CAN HAZ CR-48!
  • I wouldn’t mind testing a Google CAR-48, their self driving car, for free.
  • Atlassian should buy corporate twitter clone Yammer.
  • I would like the hotel check-in process to be as easy as Foursquare check-in.
  • Taco Bell is Moctezuma’s Revenge.
  • I just had the yuckiest drink, Gatorade Recover Strawberry Kiwi. Claims to be a post game protein recovery beverage. Tastes like recovered gym shorts.
  • This day will go down in history as the Great Skype Fail Whale of 2010, when people had to remember how to use a phone to call someone…


  • It’s easier to invent the future than to predict it. – Alan Kay
  • I aspire to inspire before I expire – Alina Morelli
  • It is fun to do things others call impossible. – Emile Baudot
  • I’m a hope fiend. – Frankie/Celebrity Rehab
  • We now know that Visa, Mastercard and Paypal are instruments of US foreign policy. It’s not something we knew before. – Julian Assange
  • Guantanamo is used for laundering people to an offshore haven that does not follow the rule of law. – Julian Assagne
  • Assange had a lot of help making Sweden look like the last place on Earth that you would want to take your penis. – Scott Adams


  • Happy Shopmas Season!!!
  • Jingle bells, cashiers ring, websites clicked.
  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… cash.
  • Finishing up with xmas shopping.
  • Santa is welcomed in my house any time.
  • I think I developed carpal tunnel from opening all those gifts. Thank you santa.
  • My new year’s resolution is to double surface area of my comfort zone.
  • I’m gonna party like it’s 3999!
  • We are going to one up 2010 in 2011.
  • Getting ready for 2010++!
  • 2011 > 2010!

Sep 4 2010

Mushroom Life Cycle

I’m not too big into all this social media networking virality stuff, but I been known to occasionally use The Twitter. Here are some snippets from conversations that I’ve had on The Twitter. If you like to say hi, reply the reply button at juixe and techknow.

V-Day Victory!!!

  • @techknow: I like the day after Valentine’s Day 50% more than V-Day, that is because I can get all the chocolate covered marshmallow for 50% off.
  • @ladyfox14: Hahaha, just make sure you don’t get a stomach ache. It sounds like Halloween all over again.
  • @techknow: LOL I did get a tummy ache eating all that chocolate… I overdosed on marshmallows.

In the this conversation, I think of the meaning of life and everything in terms of software development life cycle and software process best practices.

Life as Beta

  • @juixe: Life is a beta release.
  • @gkmaestro: Then is death the Product release ??? :P
  • @juixe: LOL it depends on your views of the after life, death + rebirth might mean upgrade.
  • @gkmaestro: ha ha perhaps, then Patches n hot fixes might be moments of happiness in ur life :-)
  • @juixe: as a developer, and user, no hot fix has ever made me happy. ;)

Here I must have had in mind some story about when programmers would get royalty on the code the write. If you get paid on the usability f an application, imagine getting dinged $10 per bug.

Bug Bounty

  • @techknow: Can you imagine only getting paid if there is no bugs in your code?
  • @mcory1: I’d be panhandling if that were the case.
  • @techknow: LOL I often think what I would do if I wasn’t doing what I do, and panhandling is an option.

I try not to get political on my timeline but it’s been hard to not tweet about what is happening in the world, fires in Russia, floods in Pakistan, earthquake all over the Western Hemisphere, financial collapse in the develop world, world recession, etc. And yet, what technology pundits focus on is what laptop brand world leaders are using!

Economic Fail Because We Focus on the Wrong Thing

  • @cote: Watching Papandreou on the Zakaria GPS bit. The Greece PM has a MacBookPro on his desk, in background. Wonder if that’s his.
  • @techknow: Greece might default on billions, people protesting in the streets and all you notice is the Mac. LOL. I wonder if he has an iPad?
  • @cote: Yeah, a bit too micro, I guess ;)

Again, I try to not get political but when someone makes a comparison of Facebook to a country I had a little something to say, unfortunately it didn’t all fit into the 140 character limit on Twitter.

Facebook Nation

  • @ArabCrunch: If facebook was a country it would be the 3ed biggest country in the world.
  • @techknow: and it would be a dictatorship not unlike North Korea, where the country is built in labor camps which look like Farm Ville re-education camps and your data can’t travel outside the country without permission of the Fhurer Zuck.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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

Aug 9 2010

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.

Feb 7 2010

Retweet January 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 your code works not because of your programming intentions but because of bug side effects and your client doesn’t care, it is not done.
  • I need a software development bug repellent.
  • Design fail if you fix a log message and you break some functionality.
  • If a carpenter’s rule of thumb is to “measure twice, cut once” then a programmer’s rule of thumb should be “design twice, code once, refactor a few times, and optimize only if you have to.”
  • Saying you know programming is like saying you know how to read, a first grader knows how to read!!
  • Requirements gathering is not creative writing.
  • I love requirements: The initial instruction should completely initialize the initial value.

Team Leadership

  • The only two requirements for a manager is that he is breathing and that he can communicate with his team in their language.
  • What happens to you is not other people’s fault, it is your opportunity.
  • There is nothing worse than a perfectionist that doesn’t know what he wants.
  • The worst thing you can so when you make a mistake is lie about it.
  • Every once in a while you have to recalculate, reshuffle, and/or remix your priorities.
  • Embrace the edge.

Product Placement

  • In Google We Trust.
  • Google claims their motto is to ‘do no evil’, put I suggest they change it to ‘do no customer support.’
  • If you use Google search to find Google Mail customer support and still can’t find it, is that a fail in their customer support or search?
  • There should be Freedom of Information Act for corporations. I want to know everything that Google knows about me and how that info is used
  • Can’t believe the AT&T website is not iPhone/mobile friendly.
  • Apple should develop a dual screen iPhone, iPhone GS3 DS.
  • I imagine a time when Zynga will have in-game ads for Monsanto genetic modified seeds on FarmVille or Foster Farm turkeys for Cafe World.
  • Facebook saves everything you create/post/save/click/delete, it can reverse engineer what you where thinking.
  • Doing four square drive-by check-ins.
  • Does Craigslist have an iPhone app?
  • Do you have multiple twitter personality disorder?


  • If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living. – Seneca
  • If I could make the same amount of money but wake up until when I can’t hold in my pee any longer, I will be a success. – Phil Kaplan
  • The answer to the question “where do good ideas come from” is always the same, the come from bad ideas. – Seth Godin
  • Only the mediocre are always at their best. – Jean Giraudoux
  • From pitch perspective, the more you wear your idea, the more it fits you… – Brad Feld
  • Nothing fails like success. – Arnold Toynbee
  • I totally question the conventional wisdom of the American dream. – Anil Dash
  • If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin. – Iva Turgenev