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"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

—Calvin Coolidge

"We have about 30 minutes left. Will you please tell me about the best project that you’ve ever created?"

that simple, unique and nonjudmental question was the key. some answered vaguely about their previous work or school project. and then some others became suddenly alive and excited, even those who appeared to be the shyest. they would talk passionately about the game they were creating, the website they had made, the open source projects they had contributed to, the utilities they made after being stuck in the middle of nowhere without any internet access. they were proud to show me. i was always fascinated by what i heard and would ask about all the details of the project they had treasured. they opened up and talked about the technical difficulties that they had overcome, about the little personal touch they added. it was their baby. and as they talked it was impossible to miss: i could see that light in their eyes, the excitement of a child that compiles and runs his first hello world. i would know right then that we had something in common. they were programmers too.

most of them didn’t have a clue about struts or some other specific framework we were using. yet once they got the job, they always ended up being golden developpers. they learned faster, they produced better code, they inspired others with their creativity and positivism. they were coders at heart.

and in the end that’s all that matters.

Nicolas Bize | How I Ended Up Conducting the Most Successful Technical Interviews with a Single Question

klangism:

Taking the opportunity to define Microservices, not in terms of what they are not, but in terms of what they are.

This is my definition.

Definition:


A Microservice is a discrete, isolated, and named piece of logic that consumes 0…N inputs and produces 0…N outputs

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  • Black Sand Beach in the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco. (at Marin Headlands Coastal Trail, Marin County, Ca)

    Black Sand Beach in the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco. (at Marin Headlands Coastal Trail, Marin County, Ca)

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  • "The Pale Blue Dot" — Carl Sagan

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  • What kind of company offers stock options as a Christmas bonus?

    Tags: apple
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  • "The phone company gave birth to Unix. Now there is no phone company and Unix runs on your phone."

    —Paul Ford

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  • "No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth."

    —Robert Southey

    "The default state of any new idea is failure. It’s the execution–the fight against inertia–that matters. You have to remember to go against your instinct, to confront the ordinary, and to put up a fight."

    —Dustin Curtis, The Fight

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  • "The greatest doer must also be a great dreamer."

    —Theodore Roosevelt

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  • "In a fear-based, failure-averse culture, people will consciously or unconsciously avoid risk. They will seek instead to repeat something safe that’s been good enough in the past. Their work will be derivative, not innovative. But if you can foster a positive understanding of failure, the opposite will happen."

    —Ed Catmull

    Do The Right Thing

    Do the right thing do the right thing
    Do it all the time do it all the time
    Make yourself right, nevermind them
    Don’t you know you’re not the only one suffering

    I see you up again, wandering so diligent-
    ly crossing your t’s as though it weren’t irrelevant

    They say formality, this is what they really meant:
    they can be the walk and we can be the pavement

    Do the right thing do the right thing
    Do it all the time do it all the time
    Make yourself right, nevermind them
    Don’t you know you’re not the only one suffering
    Look what you’re up against, all the disingenuous.

    They wave you along
    and say there’s always room for us.
    But we know better than that
    to take them serious. Still don’t let them make
    you bitter in the process.
    And when the light is up, this is how ought to be:
    We’ll make it alright, they’ll come around eventually.
    They say it’s nothing but that ain’t the reality,
    They may take us on but they can never take us easy.
    Cuz they ain’t moving, they’re just moving around
    So if you love yourself, you better get out
    get out, get out
    now
    do the right thing do the right thing
    do it all the time do it all the time
    make yourself right, nevermind them
    don’t you know you’re not the only one suffering