juicy tidbits

Mar 23

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” — Albert Einstein

(Source: Fast Company)

Mar 21

“I am willing to bet there is a billion lines of code out there right now which can be replaced with a million lines of faster, cleaner, better code simply because whoever wrote it didn’t know what they didn’t know.” — The Greatest Developer Fallacy Or The Wisest Words You’ll Ever Hear?

“You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.” — The Greatest Developer Fallacy Or The Wisest Words You’ll Ever Hear?

Mar 05

“Malfunction elegantly? Yes. All human engineered products will malfunction, it is a simple fact of life. In a SaaS, it is essential that when this happens that the malfunction is isolated to the smallest possible component of the service or to a specific customer.” — OmniTI ~ On the Engineering of SaaS

“Making it robust and repeatable is far less important than making it quick and reversible.” — OmniTI ~ On the Engineering of SaaS

Feb 17

“Just some empirical evidence that seeking depth leads to breadth as a side-effect.” — The Greatest Developer Fallacy Or The Wisest Words You’ll Ever Hear?

“Creativity. Curiosity. Resilience to distraction. Patience with others.” — How to Make Trillions of Dollars | Raptitude.com

“Your goal should be to get first-time visitors to come back.” — The #1 Goal of Your Website | Software by Rob

“Gregg says at $9.99 there was no frame of reference for the value. At $12 / year he was able to frame users with the thought, “Am I getting a dollar of value per month from JibJab? Sure, of course I am. Sign me up.”” — Want to know why charging $12 / year converts higher than $9.99? | Both Sides of the Table

Jan 31

“Do one thing as best as you pos­si­bly can.” — Graham Wetzler: Why Dropbox Succeeded and Syncplicity Didn’t

Dec 24

“The person paying for an item, not the seller’s internal overhead, desired profit, or labor hours, determines the value of anything. Value, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.” — Pricing on Purpose

“You cannot fully see anything new from an old place…. It is the leap, not the look, that generates the crucial information; the leap through time and space, beyond the swarm of observable fact, that opens up the vista of discovery.” — George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty

“there is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer” — Flaherty, found in Pricing on Purpose

“…a group of people get together and exist as an institution that we call a company so that they are able to accomplish something collectively that they could not accomplish separately…” — Amen! David Packard, found in Pricing on Purpose

Dec 08

“We could partition by function too. The simplest case is read vs. write. Often it is easy to stay up for reads if you are down for writes. One way to do this is simply to use a CDN and have it keep serving while you are down!” — graceful degradation is your friend