Vintage Dharma Initiative Ads. Very excellent.
Last night at Cohabitat, we did some lightning talks. The prompt was “What I’m Thinking”. I decided to take a cross-section of topics I’ve been immersing myself in lately. And of course, every good talk needs a gimmick, so I went with some of the fantastic shows on television right now. Here’s a map of the topic:
And here’s a video of my talk:
It’s a whirlwind tour through software, abstractions, economics, finance, Mad Men, business, the messiness of life, Gossip Girl, indie developers, 30 Rock, sweating the details, product development, LOST, life’s interconnectedness and how awesome it is to try to understand all of this.
I hope you enjoy it. I forgot to take questions after the talk, so please feel free to correct me or inquire in the comments.
Dean Allen on LOST:
It’s crap. Utter, arbitrary crap. They make it up as they go along.
I’m not judging, but he could prove correct. Oddly enough I found this on his colophon page. Interesting information architecture there.
D’ye need a new T-shirt, brother?
Aye. I do.
Reading the sources of test/spec inspired me to write a whole post about @Class.new@ on the FiveRuns weblog. Unintentionally, I ended up channelling the style of Err The Blog in writing that post. Now, Chris Wanswrath has posted a little ditty, test/spec/mini, that uses @Class.new@.
The “Circle Of @Class.new@” is complete, we can all go back to our normal lives. Also, @Class.new@ totally has a man on your boat.