juicy tidbits

stuff I find funny, interesting or thought provoking

December 5, 2010 at 2:54pm
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Our customers don’t have to go through a manual process to install new software every time we make a change, it “just happens.”

— http://techblog.netflix.com/2010/12/why-we-choose-html5-for-user.html

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Our PS3 UI was written entirely using HTML5, on a custom build of Webkit ported to the PS3 by our crack team of engineers.

— http://techblog.netflix.com/2010/12/why-we-choose-html5-for-user.html

December 2, 2010 at 9:02pm
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When Jobs offered us the easy way out, we took it. Freedom is overrated, apparently — at least where digital media are concerned.

— The Men Who Stole the World -TimeFrames- Printout - TIME

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It turns out that there is something that can compete with free: easy.

— The Men Who Stole the World -TimeFrames- Printout - TIME

October 22, 2010 at 10:25am
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Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.

— Caterina Fake

October 17, 2010 at 7:00pm
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In the event of failures, which will this system sacrifice? Consistency or availability?

— You Can’t Sacrifice Partition Tolerance | codahale.com

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No, these days even technical execution is mostly trivial (with a few exceptions for apps built around unique algorithms). Far more important is marketing execution. If you can out-market someone, you can make your Git repository public and still kick the crap out of anyone.

— Why You Should Start Marketing the Day You Start Coding | Software by Rob

September 26, 2010 at 11:01pm
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The best way we’ve found to keep moving fast is to make lots of small changes and measure what happens with all of them. This doesn’t mean we don’t do big things, it just means that whenever possible we break them into as many distinct parts as possible.

— Facebook (2) | Scaling Facebook to 500 Million Users and Beyond

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We haven’t funded a mere business plan since our founding three years ago. Instead, we work with teams that already have live sites.

— » Prospecting LOWERCASE capital

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Entrepreneurs who are empowered by seasoned advisors, but free to frame achievement for themselves, are much happier. This inevitably shows in their products and the growth of their user bases and revenues.

— » Creed LOWERCASE capital

August 24, 2010 at 10:48am
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when you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow and exclude people. so create.

— Why the Lucky Stiff

May 18, 2010 at 8:28pm
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To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

— Elbert Hubbard

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Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity.

— Quotations from Colin Powell

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10% of people will find a way to take anything personally. Expect it.

— Good advice. Practical Tactics for Dealing with Haters

May 15, 2010 at 4:16pm
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As for us, we’re just doing what we can to try and make (and preserve) the user experience we envision. You can disagree with us, but our motives are pure.

By the way, what have you don that’s so great? Do you create anything, or just criticize others work and belittle their motivations?

— Steve Jobs. If this is legit, it is a great quote. Entire conversation.