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Dan McKinley: The problem with “best tool for the job” thinking is that it takes a myopic view of the words “best” and “job.” Your job is keeping the company in business, god damn it. And the “best” tool is the one that occupies the “least worst” position for as many of your problems as […]

Wi-Fi 6’s Claims Are Real

In tech it’s hard to discern marketing buzz from factual data. After struggling for months to get a reliable Wi-Fi performance at home thorough the use of different equipment, software optimization, setting tweaking, etc all problems went away with a single device: Amplifi Alien with support for Wi-Fi 6. Here’s a good review of the […]

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Patrick Collison: Some examples of people quickly accomplishing ambitious things together. Inspiring examples from many different industries and types of entities. Motivated people can do almost anything. ∞Permalink

Only 15% of the Basecamp operations budget is spent on Ruby →

David Heinemeier Hansson: Everything I’ve talked about so far is infrastructure we’d run and pay for regardless of our programming language or web framework. Whether we run on Python, PHP, Rust, Go, C++, or whatever, we’d still need databases, we’d still need search, we’d still need to store files. So let’s talk about what we […]

When did work-life balance become such a bad thing? →

DHH: The term work-life balance has taken a beating lately. It seems to be a favorite punching bag for grandstanding about what you really need is integration or that balance is a mirage anyway. Wat? Balance simple means that each portion of the system has a sustainable weight which keeps the composition in harmony. Going […]

Roadblocks vs. Speed bumps →

Rob Walling: As a founder you can choose to look at an obstacle as something that keeps you from moving forward (a roadblock), or as something that slows you down for a minute as you continue along your path (a speed bump). […] Roadblocks put stress on your mind. Stress on your body. Stress on […]

Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale →

Paragraf is producing graphene ‘wafers’ and graphene-based electronic devices, which could be used in transistors, where graphene-based chips could deliver speeds more than ten times faster than silicon chips; and in chemical and electrical sensors, where graphene could increase sensitivity by a factor of more than 30. The company’s first device will be available in […]

Why Strategic Planning is Not →

Bill Barnett: […]the real lesson of the Soviet experiment has been lost on us, and the corporations of the world should take note: Planning doesn’t work. Corporations must and do plan, of course. Their leaders call these plans “strategic” to give them gravitas. But typically strategic plans are just budgets and goals. Budgets and goals are […]

ARM processors like the A12X Bionic are nearing performance parity with high-end desktop processors, but the old truth of x86 superiority still lives strong →

Xavier Tobin: …after working through common arguments and misconceptions, such as that the RISC (ARM) instruction set architecture is inherently inferior to CISC (x86), that the benchmarks spruiking excellent ARM performance are inaccurate, that the performance gap is explained by different operating systems, and more, I’ve found that the central claim of these articles largely […]