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 […]

NetNewsWire Almost Ready to Ship →

Brent Simmons: There are three big things that remain before the first feature-complete build (which will be 5.0a1): searching, the app icon, and syncing with FeedBin. NetNewsWire got me hooked on RSS over 12 years ago. Now it’s open source and rewritem from scratch in Swift. I have been using the alphas for a while […]