Last year we refinanced our home mortgage and saved a bunch of money, but at the time it didn’t occur to me to refinance my auto loan.
In my work on Nickel I want to avoid giving the same old tired advice that a lot of financial advisors give — manage your money well, then go out and life your life with whatever money is left.
Perhaps the single most useful thing a manager of a design/development team can do is to raise the bar of quality.
Just as container ships can carry more cargo because they use a standard form factor for storing the cargo, software containers can run more apps on each server by using a standard way to share the operating system without all the wasted overhead of virtual machines.
Whenever I feel downtrodden and powerless I channel my inner Edna Mode and imagine it’s me, not Elastic Girl, she’s whacking over the head… Confront the problem!
I had a five-minute conversation with an angel investor last week and described the product I’m working on.
As I write this there’s a group of about 15 developers and designers standing near my desk in a heated but constructive argument about how to check the design is right before the code heads off to QA.
For over seven months I’ve been working with the good folks at Alexander Interactive on some ambitious work for MetLife.
A benefit of being a speaker at Failcon was getting an invitation to a talk hosted by Anit Guha of Orrick Legal.
While I was researching my book Why We Fail: Learning from Experience Design Failures I spent some time reading about people’s experience with RealNetworks, particularly the RealPlayer, and wondering if they were worthy of inclusion in the book, particularly the don’t be evil chapter.