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Asshole driven development Some say it’s immaturity: that software is still a young industry and all the change is the path to some true fundamentals. Others say it’s because software people like making things up and can’t help themselves. Well I say this: if we’re going to have dozens of models we may as well have some that are honest, however cynical, to what’s really going on much of the time. (There is a happy list of these I’m sure, but this is the cynical one). Asshole Driven development (ADD) – Any team where the biggest jerk makes all the big decisions is asshole driven development. Finding Your Big Idea — Welcome to TheFamily Yesterday I was reading David Ogilvy’s biography by Kenneth Roman, a former chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather. A sentence struck a chord (p. 85): Unless your advertising is based on a BIG IDEA it will pass like a ship in the night. And again (p. 107): Unless your campaign is built around a BIG IDEA, it will be second rate.

Kit Bike by Lucid Design packs into a bag Indian company Lucid Design has created a conceptual "bike in a bag" that would quickly dismantle into parts to fit into a backpack (+ movie). The full-size Kit Bike by Lucid Design would be assembled from a series of 21 parts that twist and lock together. "Conventional bikes are awkward in every way except when you ride them," the company's creative director, Amit Mirchandani, told Dezeen. "The Kit Bike was designed to make problems of shipping, traveling with and commuting with a bike, a thing of the past."

Reasons to believe More often than I can remember, I’ve been asked some form of the following question: “If you computer scientists can’t prove P=NP or P!=NP, then why aren’t we justified in believing whichever one we want? And why is the ‘consensus’ that P!=NP anything more than a shared prejudice — something you repeat to each other so your work won’t seem irrelevant?” It’s time to assume the mantle of Defender of the Faith. I’m going to give you ten arguments for believing P!

Unusual Uses for Ordinary Things Your house is full of hidden treasures and everyday items with the potential to be so much more. In this collection of 24 Instructables, you will learn unusual ways to use everyday items such as tennis balls, cheap vodka, nail polish, tea bags, coffee grounds, and medicated chest rub. From using the cheap vodka as a window cleaner to chucking a couple tennis balls into the dryer to fluff up your towels, we’ve got the advice to help you save money, save time, and make the most of what you’ve got. 30 Of The Most Creative Business Cards Ever A good business card definitely won’t ensure your success, but it sure can help! It can make all the difference in the first impression that you have on someone, or whether or not you leave an impression at all, so here are 30 cleverly-designed business cards that will get you thinking about how you might want to present yourself! [Read more...] Many of us are probably guilty of accepting business cards out of politeness and then just throwing them away or forgetting about them (I know I am).

Growth Hacking Paris Upload Suivez-nous sur Facebook Loading... Working... The ultimate Triumph Scrambler? The Scrambler is one of the most-loved Triumph motorcycles of recent times. But there’s a common criticism: its off-road performance doesn’t quite match those beguiling looks. That shortfall has just been blown to smithereens by a team of five motorcycle engineers. And not just any engineers: they’re all part of Triumph’s own chassis development team, based in Spain and led by brothers David and Felipe Lopez. Since 2001, these guys have overseen the development testing of every new Triumph model—so you can guarantee that this custom Scrambler can walk the talk. The bike is called Tramontana, after a northerly wind that blows over the Pyrenees on the border of France and Spain.

An introduction to Java Agent and bytecode manipulation - Tom's Quest A few months ago, I wrote a little shell script to colorize Maven's output (see this post). This is a good solution, but Jean-Christophe Gay has written a pure Java version to solve the same problem with interesting bits of Java technologies. In this post, we will see how a Java Agent and some bytecode manipulation can open the inner guts of code we don't own. Code sample I wrote a little test project to wire the stuff involved. Goldstream Peacoat Day #1 – Tuesday, March 18th: Prepare Pattern, Cut Fabric, Mark Seam Lines Day #2 – Wednesday, March 19th: Adjust Pockets, Apply Canvas and Interfacing Day #3 – Thursday, March 20th: Sewing the Facing and Lining

Sosies de merde Prince William Laurent Voulzy Yann Moix Pitch Don't Kill My Vibe Upload Suivez-nous sur Facebook Loading... Working... Luis Moto: A BMW R nineT scrambler, Italian Style If rumors of BMW’s new R nineT-based scrambler have you foaming at the mouth, but you’re the impatient type—Luis Bertelli has the answer. He’s reworked the R nineT into a modern replica of the quintessential BMW scrambler, the R80G/S Paris Dakar. And he’s done it in spectacular fashion; if we were sitting in Munich right now, we’d be taking notes. Luis operates as Luis Moto out of Pisa, Italy, where he customizes bikes and sells custom parts.

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