Mediocrity walks into a bar. And requests it be lowered. — Nein. (@NeinQuarterly) August 29, 2018
Overheard in the office today: What’s so hard to understand about having bullets put into your chest?
At today’s team meeting, I walked my team through a topic that’s near and dear to my heart: presenting data with Tableau. What I actually wanted to show them was this. (Courtesy of Swear Trek)
Every hard-fought factoid about the absolute best and most principled way to use the language will be fetid zoo garbage by the end of the year. —Paul Ford, What Is Code? Finally completed the magnum opus that is Paul Ford’s 38,000-word essay about writing software. And this, after having had a colleague remind me of […]
The markets of late have me reminiscing about the financial crisis of 2008-09. The office had CNBC streaming 24/7 on the trading floor, and you couldn’t take your eyes off the screen. Watching protestors—who were actually just down the street—in Zuccotti Park, where hundreds of Occupiers from the Occupy Wall Street movement were camped out. […]
I can handle things, I’m smart! Not like everybody says. —Fredo Corleone, Godfather II
Apple fans, if you thought Apple took its eye off the Mac when the iPhone became 70% of its business, just imagine how bad it’ll be when content and services becomes the lion’s share of the business https://t.co/UB5DYTuPta — Ken Walker (@kenwalker) January 7, 2019
I took a full four weeks of paternity after we had this little guy. It’s surprising how full a month away from work can be.
When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. —Psalm 94:18-19
What is lost in all of this recent discussion is the nuance between features, schedule, and quality. It is like having a discussion with a financial advisor over income, risk, and growth. You don’t just show up and say you want all three and get a “sure”. … In practice when building Office (and later […]