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November 13, 2013

Get Shit Done: The Worst Startup Culture Ever

It’s bad management. Poor communication.

Telling them to just get shit done is like telling a fat person to “just lose weight”. It’s like telling a wide receiver to “just catch the ball”. It’s like telling a kid to “just get better grades”.

It shows a disregard for the actual context of the situation.

A true manager will actually seek out the root cause of the problem, and solve for those issues.

This is such a great article for any kind of director or manager. Getting shit done is worse than getting nothing done.

How Long Do Disk Drives Last?

Imagine you have a disk drive supplier who provides drives that are 100% reliable for six months, but then all fail at that point. What’s the annual failure rate? If you have to keep 100 drives running at all times, you’ll have to replace the drive in every slot twice a year. That means that you’ll have to replace 200 drives each year, which makes your annual failure rate 200%. So, in theory at least, there is no worst possible failure rate. If every drive failed after one hour of use, the annual failure rate would be 876,000%.

I always have multiple backups. Time Machine on an external hard drive , a redundant NAS RAID-5 array and cloud backup. My data and photos mean everything to me. Make sure to back up what you cherish, because you never know.

Jony Ive and Mark Newson Talk About Design for Product (RED)


Its truly brilliant to see two of the best industrial product designers today team up for such as worthy cause to fight AIDS.

Apple’s $10.5B on Robots to Lasers Shores up Supply Chain 

“Their designs are so unique that you have to have a very unique manufacturing process to make it,” said Muthuraman Ramasamy, an analyst with consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, who has studied the use of the machinery. “Apple has so much cash that they can invest in cutting-edge, world-class machinery that is typically used for aerospace and defense.”

This is great. Put that cash hoard to good use for innovative production versus only pleasing investors with buybacks. I can’t wait to see what Apple creates next!