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Nothing is original

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery. celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

Entrepreneurship, It’s Personal

Work in a domain that is technologically challenged until you understand it profoundly. Then start a business that advances that domain by empowering its actors.

2009

You don't really need those features... yet. - garry's posterous

I need to remind myself of this sometimes. We are just getting started. There are must-haves and there are nice-to-haves. And the things that are burning in your heart to get into the product may not always fall into must-have.

Build Product, Not PowerPoint (Even If You're Non-Technical)

And if you can't code, and you can't get brilliant coders to like and respect you, you probably shouldn't be an entrepreneur. There's no shame in being aware of your own abilities and steering your career accordingly.

Departments

Modern startups should only have two departments: the problem team (people in contact with customers and prospective customers, understanding and learning from their needs) and the solutions team (engineers designing and building solutions to those problems).

Dégage, sale programmeur ! « Codingly

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Programmeur : n.m. Celui dont le métier est de rédiger des programmes informatiques. Le plus souvent, jeune diplômé, ou chef de projet raté. Syn. loser. Ex. Tu crains comme un programmeur.

Un chef de projet peut également être un développeur raté.

Accueil / News La-rache.com

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Le but de l’IILaR est de promouvoir la méthodologie de La RACHE. La RACHE, solution globale de génie logiciel, est un ensemble de techniques, de méthodes et de bonnes pratiques décrivant - des spécification à la maintenance - comment produire du logiciel dans des conditions à peu près satisfaisantes et approximativement optimales.

Michel de Guilhermier's Blog: Photoways : ma Fierté, le Tissu Relationnel ! !

Maintenant, si la qualité du relationnel est toujours un élément important, cette importance varie en fonction des métiers. Pour ceux qui induisent une forte récurrence d'achat dans l'année (ie Photoways), et/ou qui comportent une part d'émotionnel et de subjectif dans l'acte d'achat (ie secteur habillement/chaussures), c'est strictement vital.

The Kickstarter Blog - Kickstarter and the 1,000 True Fans

From the beginning, we’ve encouraged creators to tap into their networks as much as possible: there’s clearly a desire from audiences for greater interaction, more access, a more intimate relationship. Twitter has demonstrated that. And so what Kickstarter does is answer the next part of that question: once you have your 10 or 100 or 1,000 or even 1,000,000 True Fans, what comes next?

You allow them a seat at the table. You invite them to become your patrons. You give them an opportunity to have an impact and it’s not just your story anymore, it’s theirs too. And that’s the kind of success that lasts.

Gearman C Server and Library in Launchpad

This is a rewrite (in C) of the Perl version found at http://danga.com/gearman/. It includes the both a client/worker library, as well as the server. The server acts as a bridge between workers (clients who can do work) and callers (clients who want work done). You should run several servers (at least two) for both load balancing and high availability.

Another nice background tasks tool.

Bre Pettis | I Make Things - Bre Pettis Blog - The Cult of Done Manifesto

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  1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
  2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
  3. There is no editing stage.
  4. Pretending you know what you're doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you're doing even if you don't and do it.
  5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
  6. The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
  7. Once you're done you can throw it away.
  8. Laugh at perfection. It's boring and keeps you from being done.
  9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
  10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
  11. Destruction is a variant of done.
  12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
  13. Done is the engine of more.

nice ideas

Overqualified: Thursday, March 5th 2009

Cover letters are all the same. They're useless. You write the same lies over and over again, listing the store-bought parts of yourself that you respect the least. God knows how they tell anyone apart, but this is how it's done.

And then one day a car comes out of nowhere, and suddenly everything changes and you don't know if he'll ever wake up. You get out of bed in the morning, and when you sit down to write another paint-by-numbers cover letter, something entirely different comes out.

You start threatening instead of begging. You tell impolite jokes. You talk about your childhood and your sexual fantasies. You sign your real name and you put yourself honestly into letter after letter and there is no way you are ever going to get this job. Not with a letter like this.

And you send it anyway.

seedcamp: It's All About Education

As Morpheus would say: There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. Your first sprints will probably fail. Ours did. But you have to keep going.

Quotes from the Matrix always look cheesy

Announcing Hookah, the Web Hook Event Dispatcher « Web Hooks

The goal of Hookah is to take most of the work out of implementing web hooks. Ideally, Hookah will allow you to have all the features you need for successfully deploying web hooks and only need to add a few lines of code to your app. In fact, one line for each event! On top of that, the interface for Hookah is HTTP, so it’s not that different than directly invoking web hooks and works easily from any language.

webhooks are the last cool things.

You're being insensitive (Scripting News)

When I needed heart surgery in 2002 and the doctor told me my life was over if I didn't get it, you might say he was being insensitive, but he was telling me something that I knew was true that I needed to hear. Three days later after the surgery, recouperating, the surgeon told me if I resumed smoking I would be dead in three years. Again, insensitive (he said it with a smile on his face believe it or not), but I'm glad he said it. The way he said it made it easier to quit. Sometimes the truth hurts. You can't blame people for saying things they believe, even if it hurts you to hear it.

…many things are hard to hear, for some reason. They are true.

10 Papers Every Programmer Should Read (At Least Twice)

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I realized that instead of complaining, I could help by pointing to some papers which are easily available online and which (to me at least) point to some of the most interesting ideas about software. To me, these are classic papers which contain deep things you oughta know about code – the material you work with.

added to the toread list

20 Steps to Better Wireframing | Think Vitamin

Possibly the biggest mistake in any development project is failure to plan.

Hell yes!

Non-Hierarchical Management (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought)

I have a no asshole rule which is really simple: I really don’t want to work with assholes. So if you’re an asshole and you work on my team, I’m going to fire you. Now, if the whole team says gosh, that’s awful. We want to work with as many assholes as we can! then we have a simple solution. I’ll fire me!

from the build a community section.

A List Apart: Articles: Filling Your Dance Card in Hard Economic Times

Step seven: find the love

Ask yourself: do I want to work here? You’d be surprised how clearly job indifference shows. A lack of interest begets a lack of action and initiative. A lack of action and initiative means that your colleagues are less inclined to count on you, and worse, will do your tasks themselves rather than enlisting your help. This puts unnecessary pressure on them and maximizes the chance for error.

it's time to find the love yes or to make it happen

Jay Fields' Thoughts: The Cost of Net Negative Producing Programmers

I know the argument: demand is so high, we don't have another choice. I reject this argument on the basis that most good programmers spend the majority of their time fixing problems created by terrible programmers.

ouch! Learned was is NNPP thus

Rethink – "How do you motivate?"

I personally enjoy and benefit a lot from pair programming. It’s not something I get to do all of the time, but a solid pairing session with a good developer gets me results. I love sharing tricks, and discussing code before it’s written. However, there might be more to it than that.

Hampton and I started to speculate that we work best if someone is just there, keeping you on your toes. Someone to chastise you if you check Facebook, even if they don’t know the first thing about programming. We joked about hiring people to just sit there and watch us code. I laughed!

Well, I’m not laughing any more. I tried it, and it worked.

Psychologie: Hunderttausende Menschen dopen am Arbeitsplatz - Nachrichten Wissenschaft - Medizin - WELT ONLINE

Eine kleine Pille nur, und die Arbeit läuft wie geschmiert: Die Angst verfliegt, der Stress nimmt ab, und es fällt viel leichter, sich zu konzentrieren.

Schon rund zwei Millionen Bundesbürger dopen sich am Arbeitsplatz mit vermeintlich leistungsfördernden Mitteln.

I'm for anti-doping controls at work too ;-)

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