Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: software

87 bookmarks tagged “software

The Prince symbol has been salvaged from a 1993 floppy disk - CDM Create Digital Music

cdm.link/2021/11/the-prince-symbol-has-been-salvaged-from-a-1992-floppy-disk/
Prince was way ahead of non-fungible tokens - with a symbol that was intended to make life a pain-in-the-a** for the record label. (Non-f***able totem?) And now Anil Dash and Limor Fried/Adafruit have brought back that image from a floppy.

Rogue Amoeba | SoundSource: A Superior Sound Control

rogueamoeba.com/soundsource/
Rogue Amoeba is home to fantastic MacOS audio products for consumers and professionals alike. Rogue Amoeba - Strange Name. Great Software.

Normalization of deviance

danluu.com/wat/
At large company B (LCB), ICs agreed that it's problematic to reward creating new features more richly than doing critical grunt work. When I talked to managers, they often agreed, too. But nevertheless, the people who get promoted are disproportionately those who ship shiny new things. I saw management attempt a number of cultural and process changes at LCB. Mostly, those took the form of pronouncements from people with fancy titles. For really important things, they might produce a...

Magnitudes of exploration. | Irrational Exuberance

lethain.com/magnitudes-of-exploration/
Standardizing on a given platform or technology is one of the most powerful ways to create leverage within a company: improve the tooling a bit and every engineer will get more productive. Exploration is, in the long run, an even more powerful force, with successes compounding over time. Developing an investment thesis to balance the ratios and timing of standardization and exploration is a core challenge of engineering strategy.

What is design debt?

thoughtbot.com/blog/what-is-design-debt
What does this look like in the real world? Imagine our team is working on a personal training app that lets users get on-demand virtual training from available trainers. We’ve decided to launch a new feature that also prompts the user to order fitness products. We assume this will be a bonus revenue stream. It makes sense, right? Shouldn’t more opportunities to make money = more money? If our team had done some user interviews and user testing, what we would have actually learned is...

Freezeframe

freeze.app/
Refrigerate your workspace. Coming soon in 2021

Descript | Create podcasts, videos, and transcripts

descript.com/
Record, edit, mix, collaborate, and master your audio and video with Descript. Download for free →.

blokdots

blokdots.com/
blokdots is a simple to use software to build interactive hardware prototypes without a line of code.

People expect technology to suck – kbps

kilobitspersecond.com/2020/09/22/people-expect-technology-to-suck/
A few jobs ago, I was helping someone with a small tech issue, standing over their shoulder at their computer. The screen was unbelievably dark; I’m not exaggerating when I say it looked to be near 0% brightness. For all I knew, this person had some vision sensitivity or just a basic personal preference that […]