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People in America may worry about a home, people in Syria worry about not getting killed.
Poor people can not fight for their privacy and will maybe become first/easy targets if we don't fight.
Give ~$10 to monoprice instead:
Militarization of Police and the Criminalization of Everyday Life
The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat
That’s a good quote Mr. Cooper.
Typically, one "manages innovation" by killing anything that threatens HiPPOs or otherwise discomfits the managers.
"Normal", "in the real world", "IME" -- all the same thing: "the way we do things around here." - assuming self to be average or superior
i used mosaic 0.9 in 1993. amazing how any of that even happened without venture capitalists and elevator pitches.
LOL. This has to backfire but I love it:
Based on your blog and topo background, wish I'd have met you when I was based in SF. /nod for the serendipity.
New idea: I run airport security for a day except that I don't talk to people like they're incarcerated.
There are no bad ideas, only poorly executed ones, wait, except for that one idea you had, you know the one, you should be ashamed
I blame you, sir, for DRIVING ME MAD.
I'd like to get past hierarchical directories as a file system altogether. But that's just CRAZY TALK.
"You can't manage your way out of a bad team"
If I'm not a mother with sleeve tattoos, pink hair, and a stroller with skull wheels I have no interest in being a mother.
Would've been nice to see some gluten-free options since it was mostly sandwiches but yeah sorry about your dad. Nice reception otherwise
A US citizen of Japanese descent wants to show where he stands in the new war:
America overshot the capitalism sweet-spot. Now we're just plain greedy. David Simon hits the nail on the head.
Same in reverse. Keep up the good work.
Doctors might not really have a grasp on the art of diagnosis
"Teacher: What is the difference between venom and poison?
Me: Venom is black metal and Poison is glam metal."
Perhaps YOU have to commonly live with it. I prefer to influence the change.
New generations of UXers are doomed to recreate the mistakes of the previous generation because they ignore history.
Why don't we implement list selection fields like petals on a flower? Might it be easier than scrolling down a long list of items?
That never happens often enough.
;) and this bear is reading one of your books!
When people see things like this in my garage, I'm pretty sure they're about to call the cops.
Or let them do their jobs properly. Either works.
It’s real easy to attract designers — pay more.
"Good experience design isn't good screens; it's good experience" | Web Directions h/t
If you're going to spend more time this week with the Kardashians than with a biography of Mandela, you're the reason we're screwed.
Listen to me, people: if it DOES NOT have cheese, it IS NOT a quesadilla. Jesucristo! Dios mio!
After much soul searching, decided I cannot swing Interaction. Heavy heart, yet I simply have other paths to follow; evolving is hard.
Keeping on w/About Face from (131 of 652 pages read) and off to the Turkish sauna. Happy weekend everybody
That the right kills the great leaders of the left is the truest testament to how much one person can change the world.
Here's a surprise: FlowChain expressed in Lego. :)
Needless to say, my hooters girls as babysitters pic didn't do so well on Facebook. :(
Innovation vs. Skepticism. Explained in a simple chart:
Stumbled upon some great babysitters!
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a terrific movie, but you have to watch it about four times to figure out what’s going on.
We all believe in redistribution, I just favor those who want to redistribute to the poor instead of the wealthy.
$2 million minimum Lawyers fees per Patent Defence? That's Extortionate in my opinion
Patent Trolls and Universities in Cahoots? Read about it here:
Learn how stopping patent trolls benefits you and your family: VIDEO
Money should be spent on Jobs not on Lawyers Fees
The amendment spearheaded by on transparency around demand letters just passed.
"In complex systems there is never just one root cause of a problem. Human failure is also *never* a cause"... people are not the problem
"Adding great people into a crappy organisation doesn't make the organisation great, it makes the people crappy"
I read that earlier this year. Absolutely incredible book. I’ve been meaning to get his others.
An enlightened society needs "investment banks" as much as it needs "an army of psychotic con artists". Which is to say: not much.
Frankly, "investment banker" is the greatest bullshit term in modern history. They're not "banks"; they don't "invest".
The smartest women have a way of pulling you down to their level.
"Impatient people always arrive too late."
-- Jean Dutourd, 20th century French novelist
Those who oppose the seem to be Lawyers not Inventors
For more information on patent trolls, visit
An old adage re: perception of legitimacy based on bureaucracy and sheer numbers: Eat sh*t, 10 billion flies can't be wrong.
I made the icons in OS X grey & you bitched. I added colour to them in iOS 7 & you bitched. There’s just no pleasing you fucking twats.
Sadly, bureaucracy and sheer numbers provides the perception of legitimacy. But it does not equate efficacy.
Mule designed the first GE Skynet Microwave. There are two buttons on the front: "Popcorn" or "Disperse Crowd".
Good work: The quality of the experience of producing the product is as important as the product itself.
Supercomputer at my hand
Shall we learn
Fluid dynamics or build
The noosphere or order
which led me to their masterpiece this morning, for which I thank you! VIDEO
Yes! Shut down the toll booth to the future and send the trolls to the dustbins of history.
Corollary: Everyone in the room has to agree that there is in fact a problem.
A major automotive manufacturer is about to unveil the world's smartest car: it doesn't move at all.
RT : Information, knowledge, wisdom:
Sure sign of management failure is reorganising mgt structures around themselves instead of reorganising work around customer
The "job creators" aren't, even when their taxes are lowered.
Unlocking human potential is the new competitive advantage.
The Conway Corollary: The quality of a software system (or product) reflects the motivation of the folks who built it.
Information, knowledge, wisdom:
brb designing a programming language with gendered types so you don’t accidentally add two boy numbers together
Maybe we should do a panel and hash this out in public!
Sure. Keep me posted if you do the talk.
Fascinating how far apart we are on this. I will consider the topic for a future talk. Thanks for the exchange.
I swam in Baikal last winter. Crazy but amazing experience.
Sadly, I think it's not the risk of damage - just a curmudgeonly hatred of pesky kids that motivates such anti-architecture.
is trending. Not on Twitter, just in general.
A pole covered with posters is an indication that the neighborhood is WORKING.
I remember a time when people might say, What would Braniff do? or How can I launch like Friendster?
It is the leaders who determine how the organization works. Whether they do so consciously or not, leaders are responsible for the system.
Accurate depiction of missions to Mars at the science museum
Stop Crying Over Spilled Ink. takes on 's weepy attachment to print:
By freaking the fuck out, my boss has once again incorrectly guessed what motivates me as an employee.
It's Buyer's Remorse Tuesday.
You know, I get the sense that Management orders changes to the user experience without knowing what is important to the user or customer.
it seems some mgrs have 52 copies of the same card in their deck and it likely isn't the card.
There was quite hilarious comment made on Reddit, when someone asked how this was found.
1. Go here:
2. Type: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
3. Keep typing "A"
4. MIND BLOWN!
“Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.” - Molière (H/t )
Managers play card when they get bored playing card. Only play card after shipped product sucks
That describes the difference between a manager and a leader. Figure out people's core motivations and work from there.
. If my "measure success" you mean "what was accomplished" (by an agreed upon definition of accomplished) I'd be OK with that.
"I am the ghost of Christmas Future Perfect Subjunctive: I will show you what would have happened were you not to have changed your ways!"
My past experience does not corroborate your naive pessimism. Often they need help verbalizing the question.
Under time pressure, I debate sketching on paper before I concept digitally. And then I remember: = better ideas and time saved
First Victim of Amazon Drones: The Credibility of CBS and 60 Minutes
the only time it worked was during the war, where women ran munitions factories.
Actual rubber duck eats less than live 2nd developer, and doesn't argue tabs vs spaces. cc
It looks like you're writing a homophobic tweet to . Would you like some help burning painfully in a fire with that?
I should have Tilda Swinton mixing me a cold martini at the end of each workday, if we're wishing.
All REAL technology standards are "de facto" standards
When will I know enough to use threads wisely? When you no longer wish to use them
Pesonally, I choose to be most interested in the level of “flourishing”.
You guys, I think we may have miscalculated when we decided to call tiny quadcopters and horrifying unmanned weapons the same thing.
But then we all find out that they’re really working for Three’s Company, and it’s just a giant marketing ploy.
If by sex you mean eating a lot of fancy cheese, then yes, I have A LOT of sex.
I don't know why we persist in calling such people "rich" instead of what they are: "expensive".
By sucking all the wealth out of the economy (and not spending it) rich people actively destroy jobs.
Your urgent and important tasks are likely killing your company. Find what stresses your group and eliminate it.
Going through my Twitter stream, my jaw is dropping at how many of my smart friends think Amazon Air is (a) cool, (b) possible, (c) ethical.
World Domination Idea #453: get everybody talking about on by announcing the day before.
+NOTED RT : I guess this is why you don't put Christmas lights on a palm tree
It just hit me: the folks at Nest are trying to build the brand credibility to be the ones to finally crack home automation.
when I here "there are no best practices" I always cringe a little because there are quite a few that are applicable 80-98% of the time.
Bezos has drones, Musk has Tesla/Hyperloops, Branson has spaceships, Larry and Sergey have self driving cars. I have shoes and a bike.
I ask people "What do managers do" rarely do I get a good answer...
I need to get around to writing The Mechanics of Oppression: a manual for programmers
Rather than *add* game mechanics to make learning "fun", we could *subtract* that which ruins the intrinsic pleasure of discovery & growth.
Not sure if it's comedy or tragedy. : Maximal bridge capacity!!! Δωστε προσοχη!
Jesus turned water into wine?
So what. I turned my whole paycheck into beer.
Your move Jesus.
Many orgs are struggling with , and a big reason for this is that they are still trying to optimise for utilisation rather than flow.
The 55" fit easily in the . Maybe I should have gotten the 65"...
After watching my dad struggle with his new iOS7 camera, I totally wanna drag Jonny Ive behind the petting zoo and beat his ass up.
Yes! I appreciate the thought, but don't buy me something simply to appear polite.
the big (only?) upside to being Jewish is we're under no obligation to buy anything for Xmas.
You can't know the size of a problem before exploring it, so don't limit the space to explore it.
It's upsetting because his questions are actually useful, but there is so much stoopid wrapped around it.
HAMMMMMENNNA RT OH MY GOD YES THANK YOU cc: RT Ann-Margret with her pet tortoise
“Managing cost pushes cost up, while managing [needs] does the opposite.” ~ Simon Caulkin
If you believe you can self-help your way out of a collapsing society, you might as well just put the handcuffs on now.
Yes, we can tackle larger developments, but with better teams, not larger teams.
Dude! ": At a family post-turkeyday breakfast on a business call & who is looking at me but ”
Back-of-the-envelope estimates are almost always more useful than spreadsheet models and precise calculations. We teach that, right?
Remember to keep your receipt for that Android Tablet “bargain” so your child can return it Dec 26 & get the iPad they really fucking wanted
Quite surprising how unintuitive the scientific method is to people supposedly trained in computer _science_ .
So apparently saying you're thankful for all your twitter followers wasn't "appropriate" at the dinner table.
WH Smith totally owning the insane sign competition via
The coolest thing about being in a relationship with a doctor is that they can bring home body parts. Happy Thanksgiving.
ours is enjoying a little pot before we get cooking.
If you think women are the weaker sex, try pulling the blankets back to your side.
OMG, that looks like so much fun!!! Love that the 'lil man is barely bigger than his rifle... <3
Patent extortion system in place and alive today
Don’t get me started on Logitech smart TV remotes..
via > RT : Instructions say, let the bird chill in the sink for a few hours. No problem.
your writings on excise made me realize today that my blackberry not auto saving the notes i make is tedious!
Say NO to Dancing Bearware! There is a better way.
One more thing: there are no vampires (or werewolves).
Dude. Bro. Silverbullets are for werewolves. Also, wooden stakes never go out of style.
cost aside, are wooden stakes to the heart the new preferred method? Have vampires evolved? I'm out of the loop.
and that's why Uncle Sam created Uranium bullets. They're expensive and keep on working after they've hit their target.
Yes, except we call it “pop” here. : )
at my new job my teammate handed me a copy of The Inmates Are Running The Asylum
which US state has the smallest soft drinks?
BAHAHAHA ...i'm here all week
Thanksgiving Tip No. 145: Your uncle probably has really interesting opinions on Obamacare. Don't forget to ask him about it.
If everyone's already left your office you can play this out loud. And laugh.And laugh. VIDEO
Calling all designers, you gotta read this book
“: Being user-centric is being business-driven.” see you in Amsterdam
Scrotum changed to Scoutmaster?
I don't like where you're going with this, autocorrect. NOT. AT. ALL.
The great Turbo Pascal 3 (compiler & IDE) was 39kb. The VS2012 *licence* is 76kb, in plain html! More here
I haven't spent a dime feeding my pet python since I found the free kitten section on Craigslist.
have a feeling Winamp's source is like the giant mountain of grease and fat they found deep in London's sewers Cc
Yeah. Twitter for a political argument is just dueling bumper stickers.
People that use twitter for anything other than talking smack, sounding smart or telling jokes boggle my mind.
dear dialog box that popped up while I was typing, stole focus, and let one of my keystrokes dismiss it: NOOOOOOOOO!
too many people out there selling the idea (and the services) that it is.
Some common US right-wing memes go back to pro-slavery arguments. Blew my mind!
Hey, I've got a great idea: We barely understand how to do agile software delivery now, so of course we need to scale it! Brilliant!
A developer needs a metaphor like a fish needs a bicycle.
Opinions are like assholes: I once saw my uncle's
A terrifying tragedy that we have failed to create the new banking institutions we need, reforming the existing players will only ever fail
American Psychosis: What happens to a society that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion?
I hate moral outrage. People who indulge in it are just wrong.
What do you call a daily where the scrum master is cracking jokes?
Oh man I need a vacation
Just finished 's book "The inmates are running the asylum". Great read; should be mandatory for anyone in the software industry
7 Stages of American Grief:
3. Drone Strikes
4. Congressional Inquiry
5. Never Forgetting
7. New Outrage
people are scared to favorite this, even though it's hilarious.
I feel like JFK's death starts earlier and earlier every year
The importance of picking the right font.
As his war on leakers rages on, Obama awards Ben Bradlee, iconic publisher of classified leaks, the Medal of Freedom.
If Henry Ford tried to invent the Model T today he would have been sued out of business on buggy patents.
Unless you eat only free-range, humanely treated livestock raised nearby —or no meat at all— your views on are irrelevant.
Personas are VERB, not a noun. They are an ongoing process, not a thing -
All these Storage Hunter shows and not one dead hooker!? I call bullshit.
The greatest waste in America is the failure to know who Deming was (is?)
MT : From Tumblr and 's FB: Every death in the Game of Thrones series marked.
Compared to the problem of executives not knowing what their job is, building UXD practice is easy
I'm having one of those days when I want to sit in a bathtub of beer while a sexy naked man with a raging boner gives me a neck massage.
Thank you for pointing me to the evil overlord's list. Genius.
Cats are great if you're really into something that's waiting for you to die so that it can eat the soft delicious parts of your body.
When people say "the inmates are running the asylum" I always consider the possibility no one is running the asylum at all
Never liked TDD mantra "Red-Green-Refactor". We use "Red-Green-Gold" instead.