“Any reference to constraints that limit creativity is just another way of equating creativity with self-expression, an erroneous and irresponsible idea. Except for personal projects, self-expression has no place in design, but constraint is vital to design. No component fuels creativity more than constraint. Indeed, without constraint, creativity (and design) is irrelevant. The discovery process is mostly about finding constraints, which is why we must do such a thorough job of it. Constraints are a designer’s best friend. They’re signposts, not shackles. In a sense, constraints amount to the solution half-built. It is merely up to us to then realize the other half according to what these signposts indicate is appropriate. Nowhere in this concept does self-expression find any valid foothold.”

Andy Rutledge

Your team should work like an open source project. @rtomayko shares a bit about Github's development processes. http://j.mp/V2f4aT

Big props to @microsoft for dropping out of Kaspersky's top 10 vulnerabilities list. http://j.mp/U0YzuM Give credit where credit is due.

I have a new drug. It's called all green tests with 100% code coverage. Seriously, I'm all Pavlov's dog for this stuff.

Yo! Hacknight Thursday night! We start at 7 at my house. Bring your brain and some snackies and get your Hack on! DM for directions.

O.C. Tanner is hiring! I'm looking for Technical Program Managers to come make some awesome! Job Description: http://j.mp/Rfk8up

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My desktop these days. For the nerdcore, that’s OSX Snow Leopard with Windows 7 64-bit running under Parallels 5.0 with its new Crystal mode and the new MacLook turned on for the Windows apps. Front and center are IE8 and Visual Studio where I spend most of my time these days. It performs nicely and reliably so far. Still not sure how I feel about it though. (shudder) Man, that’s a nerdy abomination.