That is a really great example of a horrible idea

"Businesses that actually care about turning a profit will spend a lot of time (hence, a lot of engineers) working on optimizing systems, even if an MVP for the system could have been built in a weekend...Businesses should keep adding engineers to work on optimization until the cost of adding an engineer equals the revenue gain plus the cost savings at the margin. This is often many more engineers than people realize."


"The unreasonable effectiveness of small optimizations applies to any complex system. If there are 1000 knobs, leadership is knowing which ones herd the others."

There's a lot of people out there who don't know what they're doing. There's a lot of people out there who don't know they don't know what they're doing.


I listen to at 2x (

Some are still "slow"

"slow-2x" ones at 1x are *amazingly* slow

Talk faster, hosts!

Here’s a little productivity killer to check out:

Find words that are as old as you! Merriam-Webster’s Time Traveler site lets you browse words by date of first use. What crazy words were invented when you were?

- James "Markup Language" Tomasino



Officially ready to go on PS engagements now

In 5 years there will be a Netflix original drama about the current Congressional Budget Office.

"Designing an Authentication System: a Dialogue in Four Scenes"

Originally written by Bill Bryant, February 1988

Tech writer: mastodon will never kill twitter

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Tech writer: and therefore Mastodon sucks and is doomed to perpetual failure

Mastodon users: maybe you want to double-check your metrics of success, bud

Tech writer: dooooooooooooooooomed!

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