Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How to present to an executive

Good article by Gray Knowlton, hope it will come in useful some day.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Three excellent articles about the state of IT

Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas (Paul Graham)

The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future (The Atlantic)

This Tech Bubble Is Different (Bloomberg Business Week)

Choice quote: "The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads," [Hammerbacher] says. "That sucks."

Friday, January 20, 2012

Russian programmers

Russian programmers got a nice plug over at Marginal Revolution in the comment section:
My experience with Russians are that they are the best hackers. They trust themselves, they are self-contained and they work with meager resources and really sweat the details. I’ve worked with a few and I would love for all of my code to be eyeballed by a Russian programmer who’d make it work in less memory. I like the fatalism built into Russian engineering, makes stuff robust.
Being one, I heartily concur. Thanks!