"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."
Is there a bias towards certain human languages in computing technology? https://www.quora.com/unanswered/Is-there-a-bias-towards-certain-human-languages-in-computing-technology?share=ce87b0d3
I listen to #Podcasts at 2x (https://antipaucity.com/stuff/podcasts/#.WcUghdOGOAw)
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
To #FaceID or not to FaceID
That is the question
"Designing an Authentication System: a Dialogue in Four Scenes"
Originally written by Bill Bryant, February 1988
Tech writer: mastodon will never kill twitter
Mastodon users: meh, that's okay, all I ever really wanted was a place where I wouldn't be relentlessly attacked by nazis, ads or nazi ads
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!
Analytical Episode 18: Meetings http://engineered.network/analytical/episode-18-meetings #engineered_net
thoughts and prayers to all those in #Irma's path
Amazing thread on what software is (and isn't)
One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!