- Why Innovation Is Overrated – Scott Berkun
Making good things people love is the true spine of these companies (Google, Pixar,Apple) successes, and it’s a stronger framework (than being first or being more innovative) for managers to use when trying to learn from their examples.
(categories: innovation quality business )
- Do You Experiment at Work? – Scott Berkun
An easy measure of innovation at work is this: how common are experiments? How many people feel comfortable trying to do new things, and how easy is it to get support from managers to do them?
(categories: experimentation innovation risk startups business )
- scottberkun.com » The irony of creative change
Ford got the idea for assembly line cars by watching his butcher take cows apart. Anti-virus software uses the language, and tactics, of biology, not computer science. Leonardo da Vinci got most of his engineering ideas from watching birds and rivers
(categories: creativity innovation business change )
- Beyond REST? Building data services with XMPP
OSCON presentation on building high volume syndication services using xmpp.
(categories: xmpp rest scaling architecture presentation messaging feeds flickr )
- Six Apart – Blog – Facebook Connects with Movable Type
Details on the facebook / moveable type integration.
(categories: movabletype sixapart facebook blogging )
- David Gallo shows underwater astonishments | Video on TED.com
Skip ahead to the ocotpus at the end. It’ll floor you.
(categories: nature science ted underwater octopus )
- adaptive path » blog » Peter Merholz » Conversation with Michael B. Johnson of Pixar – Part 1
Quote: "… an important lesson for a UX Designer to understand: paper prototypes and ethnographic research are great, but if you’re trying to build a prototype that you want use as a blueprint, it should exist in the same medium as the final product."
(categories: creativity design experience pixar process prototyping sketching agile )
- opends: Home
Really nice LDAP server for testing. Auto-creates 10,000 accounts for you upon install.
(categories: authentication sun opends ldap java directory )
- Benford’s law – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quote: "… the first digit is 1 almost one third of the time, and larger numbers occur as the leading digit with less and less frequency as they grow in magnitude, to the point that 9 is the first digit less than one time in twenty"
(categories: forensics benford auditing fraud statistics probability )
- WordPress for iPhone
Sweet native iPhone app for blogging on wordpress.com or on your own wordpress instance.
(categories: iphone blogging wordpress opensource mobile )
- Mac OSX Software – MultiFirefox 2.0 | Code Contortionist
Run multiple versions of Firefox on OSX.
(categories: apple browser firefox mac browsers development testing )
- Patton Oswalt: Commencement Speech
Two pull quotes: "Reputation, Posterity and Cool are traps" and "There Is No Them", he mentioned David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech as an inspiration, that one is good too.
(categories: funny education comedy advice culture inspiration thereisnothem )
- Leopard vs. Crocodile. A Leopard attacking and killing a Crocodile
Think I’ll wait a year or two to show my kid this. Be sure to check out the hippo pictures too.
(categories: nature leopard crocodile photography )
- Delighting with Data » Talks » tomtaylor.co.uk
Making things talk, mostly with twitter, in 1st person.
(categories: data twitter visualization development hacks design )
- iPhoneWebDev – Blog » Blog Archive » Making the Xenagia *Forums* iPhone Friendly
Blog post writting by the iPhoneWebDev guys on how they made vBulletin iPhone friendly.
(categories: iphone vbulletin mobile css customization )
- Information Arbitrage: Monitor110: A Post Mortem
2nd of 7 deadly sings: instead of having product management as the advocate for the customer and the product evangelist, we had technology running the show in a vacuum.
(categories: business entrepreneurship failure startup monitor110 postmortem productmanagement )
- PostRank – PostRank
The 5 Cs of Engagement: creating, critiquing, chatting, collecting, clicking. Our popularity algorithm in Clearspace will / needs to learn this.
(categories: scoring relevance popularity postrank )
- Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – Dark Launches, Gradual Ramps and Isolation: Testing the Scalability of New Features on your Web Site
dark launch: the feature is enabled on the site but not actually shown in the user interface. gradual ramp up: you release the feature set to small groups of users so you can see how users actually interact with the feature for real.
(categories: deployment development performance process scalability testing )