Biological experiment is babbling and having hilarious interactions
with physics — gravity and force are concepts she hasn’t quite
— – Anonymous Engineer, discussing a recently born child
I have only 1 goal, and that is to stick to my values as a human being and offer the best that I can to the small set of people who are interested in receiving it.
(from his recent post on 750words.tumblr.com)
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
— Albert Einstein
And I, you know we like to think that we can be smart engineers about this, that there are objective ways to make good software, but as I’ve been looking at this more and more, it’s been striking to me how much that really isn’t the case.
When you take venture money, you’ve got to assume you’re signing up to work with someone for a period of years. The relationship better work because more likely than not, you’re going to go through some rough times together. One quick test I think about is to ask the question, “if I see this person’s caller ID on my phone, am I excited to pick it up or do I let it ring twice, take a deep breath and then answer the phone?
The Caller ID Test (via brycedotvc)
I don’t think this applies to engineers. I always take a deep breath and let the phone ring for a moment. I am preparing for a heavy context switch from what I’m working on to what the conversation will need.
I don’t have an enormous desire to help children, but I have an enormous desire to create better adults.
— Alan Kay
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
— Emile Zola
Great minds talk about ideas, average minds talk about events and small minds talk about people.
— Eleanor Roosevelt (via crashzone
When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow and exclude people. So create.
(aka why the lucky stiff)
Parsing is hard; let’s go shopping.
— Jorge Ortiz (@jorgeortiz85
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