Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Making the Tough Decision

Everybody wants to say things like this, but it's harder than it looks.

Budgets are tough everywhere. Tough budgets make decisions even harder to get, because now every penny is scrutinized. Of course, it's scrutinized in the form of a negative proof. Which totally sucks. You can lay out a plan that will save tons of money yet still get shot down because, hey, it might not happen like that, ergo why take the chance. It's almost reminiscent of those "nobody got fired for buying IBM" clich├ęs, back before the kids and all the new hotnesses.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Is it too much?  I never know.

When you start to rattle off stuff like this without thinking, you might be in management. Or, headed that way soon.

Inspiration via @rands.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Actually, We Do Care

The more you try and make crazy things up, the more they happen in real life.

I'm sure you've all been there, in that huge meeting where everybody punts on the details and leaves it all up to you. You, diligently, take up the reins and make bold, forward thinking design decisions. You then make a fatal mistake, you go back to get approval from a group that wanted no part in making those decisions. You must now pay the penalty.

Pro Tip: When going back, it's best to "inform" rather than seek "approval."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Digg and The Rise of Lists

Wherein I turn down Digg

There is no real story about Digg offering me anything. I'm just tired of lists, ordered or unordered. Throw in a <dl> every once in a while...I'm just sayin'.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Migrating to Google Apps

Yes, Google really is 'A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld'
Don't get me wrong, Google Apps is awesome.  It's a better service than we could ever provide for our users if we built everything ourselves.  There is something to be said about "all your eggs in one basket" or something like that.  Just something to ponder...