Tag: lessons

Trivial Posts #28: The Golden Sample, Some Sapphires, and A Diamond Rio

In a week where I did a last-minute trip to New York, looked at the iPhone camera lens, and remembered the horrors of Bros’ ‘Push’ album, the internet kept me relatively sane with links and stories aplenty. Here are some of those stories. You can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Ken Doesn’t Need The Bros Reunion What happened to Craig Logan, the original bassist in Bros? Turns out that he’s quite happy to not be famous, but ended up with a huge career in the Music industry. Ian Burrell finds out what

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Ten For Techmeme’s Tenth Birthday

Techeme celebrates its tenth birthday today, so the relatively publicity shy Gabe Rivera has been convinced to post ten facts about the little news aggregator that I still visit every day. Techmeme’s original mission statement still holds up nicely today, allowing for a few addendums. The goals outlined here in 2005 (1. Recognize the web as editor, 2. Rapidly uncover new sources, and 3. Relate the conversation) endure even to this day. However, as Techmeme became the first stop for tech news for a growing and influential segment of the tech industry, other goals became imperative too. In particular: strive

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Six iOS based lessons for Windows Phone

Posted on All About Windows Phone: With the announcement of iOS 7 for developers at Apple’s WWDC, one of the rival mobile operating systems to Windows Phone steps forward with new ideas and presentations. But if you take a closer look at iOS, is there anything that stands out as a lesson that Windows Phone needs to learn? Here are six… Thoughts welcome!

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A lesson in deadlines from Medium

The reason we did our preview launch in August was simply to getsomething out the door. As soon as we picked the date and a minimal feature set, we got rid of loads of other features we were playing with (some of which we’ll bring back, some of which we won’t). We also identified and built a bunch of infrastructure we’d need to host real users. And we got more done in less time than I’d ever seen any team do. It was magical and fun. Before we had the date, frankly, we were drifting. More real world advice on Ev’s

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Lessons in failure: The Wilton North Report

Fox’s late night TV comedy show that, surprisingly, I had never heard of. As always, there are more lessons in failure than in success. The concept was ambitious. Bold. Insane. Think about it: SNL aired once a week for an hour-and-a-half with a writing staff of about twenty. Wilton North would air every night…for an hour…with a writing staff of about ten. It wasn’t until decades later that Jon Stewart and his fifteen or so writers figured out how to execute a similar formula to great success. And even then, The Daily Show is only half-an-hour long, airs four times a week, and takes a hiatus

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