Damn, what a great talk. Companies in rapidly changing markets compete on speed. Here’s the video embedded:
A great talk (video) on competing on the basis of speed in product (and software) development. Check this talk out, and happy xMas.
Amazon’s SimpleDB question: lets say you have a unique ID and a number of indexes on that, perhaps 6. How many rows will fit in one container (= 10 GB)? MySQL’s table limit is derived from the OS and is often 2 Gigs, if I’m not mistaken. So are we saying that a SimpleDB “table” can be then about 5 times larger? That doesn’t seem much of a win… Am I missing something?
What happens if you actually try waterboarding (“It’s not torture”) yourself? If you’re an experienced diver, and in complete control of the situation? “It took me ten minutes to recover my senses once I tried this. I was
shuddering in a corner, convinced I narrowly escaped killing myself.”
Google is finally removing RSS feeds from their search results. Good. They’re leaving in feeds with enclosures (podcast feeds) because it seems a lot of them don’t have an associated html page (podcasting’s history is to blame for this).
Steve Portigal: “Personas are user-centered bullshit”.
A 13 shot venti soy hazelnut vanilla cinnamon white mocha with extra white mocha and caramel. It cost a total of $13.76 (with tax).