Todd Hoff at High Scalability – Strategy: Solve Only 80 Percent of the Problem:
"Sometimes as programmers we are blinded by the glory of the challenge of solving the 100% solution when there's a more reasonable, rational alternative that's almost as good. Something to keep in mind when you are wondering how you'll possibly get it all done. Don't even try."
Sat, 29 Aug 2009 20:44:54 +0200
Thu, 13 Aug 2009 14:17:46 +0200
I keep forgetting this line…
cat ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub | ssh user@host 'cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys'
Thanks to Mathias Kettner – SSH login without password.
Thu, 13 Aug 2009 10:38:58 +0200
Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:52:56 +0200
Kas Thomas at CMS Watch – Thinking beyond the RFP:
"Don't ask "How will you be able to handle XYZ?" unless you're willing to tolerate answers like "Our standard user interface allows a user to do this" or "our application programming interface allows the product to be easily extended so as to accomplish this."
Instead, write a user narrative or concrete scenario for every one of your key requirements, and demand a narrative answer in response. For example, rather than ask whether a product natively supports delegation of authority in workflows, compose a concrete user narrative."
Tue, 04 Aug 2009 07:16:30 +0200
Eric Ries – The Steve Jobs method:
"Having so few products means Apple can dedicate enormous resources to each project once it gets the green light. But it also means they have to be very careful kill projects if they are not trending towards something great. Which comes to the second major principle: halt work that leads to more waste, even if it means abandoning sunk costs."
Sat, 01 Aug 2009 22:07:08 +0200