Software developers have become adept at the difficult art of building reasonably reliable systems out of unreliable parts. The snag is that often we do not know exactly how we did it: a system just “sort of evolved” into something minimally acceptable. Personally, I prefer to know when a system will work, and why it will.
From a 2006 interview by Jason Pontin on the MIT Technology Review
What happens when you tell the history of the birth of Silicon Valley a different way? It offers a map to a generation of young men and women looking for new leadership models.
This is one of the most interesting and inspiring post read in a while over the ‘making of’ Silicon Valley. With a perspective on womens. A. Great. Read.
The true test of intelligence is not how much we know how to do, but how to behave when we don’t know what to do.
— John Holt
via The Modern Desk, issue 71
I am thorough a phase of personal rediscovery of pen & paper. Taking notes, using different colors on different ‘diaries’ or notebooks. So I remembered this UI Stencil toolkit saw on a Curly Brackets post. I am not a designer, but I love the idea. Do you like it too?
The Zend Performance Team provides insight into the upcoming impact of PHP 7 with this simple, but effective, infographic. I am lucky enough to have SiteGround as my ISP for my personal projects and since a couple of days ago I’m testing it … and in a couple of situations the websites increased speed is clearly visible…