Giant Robot Lasers

who dares, wins

42 Notes

We work in a world now where fast isn’t good enough. Where quantity is fairly regularly getting edged out by quality. You shipped twelve just-good-enough things this year? You’re about to get smoked by folks who shipped three of those things thoughtfully and holistically. Where you cut corners on twelve projects to get them out the door, someone else crafted three focused experiences and left themselves little-to-no design or technical debt.
Cap Watkins, Just Ship* (via wka)

Couldn’t agree more. I’m really tried of the “Fuck it, ship it” mentality in the startup world. Yes, being pragmatic and consistently shipping is extremely important, but it’s not the only value that matters in the equation. As usual with glib startup advice, the reality of things is a lot more nuanced and complicated than the aphorisms lead people to believe.

(via buzz)

The whole point is that shipping lets you get higher quality feedback that makes the product better faster. Sure 12 shitty projects are worse, but what about 12 iterations on the one getting traction? And the good news is that the way to get traction is to iterate, it isn’t the other way around.

(via buzz)

1 Notes

Anybody spending their time doing something that doesn’t come with a big pay cheque is having to move," says Fishlyn, "and that includes the creative sector and any kind of social justice work.

Is San Francisco losing its soul?

As if software isn’t creative. As if the work Twitter and Facebook have done don’t promote social justice.

The lack of appreciation for the impact of tech is absurd. Plus I just can’t lament changes in the mission, a street which seems to have few buildings greater than 2 stories. SF should build a real city with a construction boom, and make room for everyone.

83 Notes

You can make a strong argument that Tim Berners-Lee and the dozen people who were involved at various critical stages of the development of the web did more good than all the foreign aid workers and all the liberal military interventions over the past 50 years.
Nick Denton
http://playboysfw.kinja.com/the-playboy-interview-a-candid-conversation-with-gawke-1527302145 (via fred-wilson)

It’s obviously true, if helping different people. With mobile, it’ll be second only to the green revolution in terms of raw lives saved.

3373 Notes

rotomangler:

TCHII MMF


It makes so much sense that someone gaining telekinetic powers would immediately binge on stimulants. Such a good comic. This is Akira for those that don’t recognize it. The manga is really much more depth than the (still awesome) movie.

rotomangler:

TCHII
MMF

It makes so much sense that someone gaining telekinetic powers would immediately binge on stimulants. Such a good comic. This is Akira for those that don’t recognize it. The manga is really much more depth than the (still awesome) movie.

(via red-lipstick)

2016 Notes

franimal:

The notorious Aphex Twin Selected Ambient works advertisement from the anime series “Macross Plus”, 1995. 

"Vol 23". I was just listening to RDJ album yesterday and thinking I couldn’t believe he stopped making music

franimal:

The notorious Aphex Twin Selected Ambient works advertisement from the anime series “Macross Plus”, 1995. 

"Vol 23".

I was just listening to RDJ album yesterday and thinking I couldn’t believe he stopped making music

(Source: weformlikevoltron)