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Agility Requires Safety

To go faster in a car, you need not only a powerful engine, but also safety mechanisms like brakes, air bags, and seat belts. This is a talk I did as part of Nerd...

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A Minimum Viable Product Is Not a Product, It's a Process

My blog post on The Macro, Y Combinator’s blog, about one of the most common reasons for startup failure: A Minimum Viable Product Is Not a Product, It’s a Process

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A startup is a company that spends most of its time searching

An interview I did with Hakin9 Magazine on startups, agility, security, and more: A startup is a company that spends most of its time searching

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Self-driving cars don't need to be perfect

I can print mostly. My wifi works often. The Xbox usually recognises me. Siri sometimes works. But my self driving car will be *perfect*.

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A Look Back at 2015

To paraphrase Bill Gates, most people overestimate what they can do in a day and underestimate what they can do in a year. I definitely underestimated my 2015 and...

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Shit Google Voice Says

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post called Shit Recruiters Say, where I shared some of the funniest and most ridiculous recruiter messages I had seen. Today, I’m...

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Running Docker on AWS from the ground up

Docker is an awesome tool. In a previous post, I showed how you can use it to package your code so that it runs exactly the same way in development and in product...

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Should I start a company or work for one?

My blog post on O’Reilly Radar: Should I start a company or work for one?

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A Crash Course on Design for Developers

This is a talk I gave at TechHub Riga that introduces the basic tools of user-centered and visual design. It’s targeted at developers and any other design newbies...

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Introducing Atomic Squirrel and The Startup Checklist

Update: Atomic Squirrel has merged with Phoenix DevOps into a new company called Gruntwork! Check out the Introducing Gruntwork blog post for more info!

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