As a card-carrying Delaware fanboy, I was excited to see Biden give his acceptance speech last night even though he didn’t receive my vote. I do not agree with all of his policies but I am glad to see him starting his presidency with a conciliatory, forward-looking tone.
My wife and I agreed that the shower walls had to be finished this weekend so that we could have our second bathroom fully functioning. I woke up this morning aware that this was the One Thing that had to be accomplished today, I figured out what was needed to accomplish it, and other than waiting until tomorrow to finish grouting the newest section of tile, it got finished. There is a feeling of satisfaction from completing a manual task that is sorely lacking from teaching. The work is never finished, and when it is, the results are so often indecipherable.
Nailed it. I’m all for reducing waste, but that often means not updating things as frequently. You can’t release the first generation of a new product claiming that you’re letting customers use the things they already have when they won’t work with it.
- Start as simple as possible;
- Seek out problems and iterate; and
- Hire the best engineers you can.
Because what we really need is clever programmers instead of ones that want to work with other people or make sense to them.