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Don't use post mortems for blame figure out why something bad happened and how to fix it
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And use it to figure out what check could be added so it won't happen again. Preferably an automated one. 
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Sent to me by a friend: "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller
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@daniel: lean team will suffice ;), it doesn't have to be an army
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Just trying spotify, using klout will get you access: http://klout.com/#/perks. Listening to some Lee Scratch Perry, so far so good :-)
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So true:
Parkinson's Law of Triviality, also known as bikeshedding or the bicycle-shed example, is C. Northcote Parkinson's 1957 argument that organisations give disproportionate weight to trivial issues. Parkinson demonstrated this by contrasting the triviality of a bike shed to a nuclear reactor. Later, Poul-Henning Kamp applied the law to software development and introduced the colour of the bike shed as the proverbial trivial detail receiving disproportionate attention.
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Urban Airship looks like a cool company they're following lean startup and focusing on scale to build a pretty large scale messaging system for mobile push message broadcasting great talk at qcon!
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Make sure to catch John Rauser's talk today. He's a great speaker http://qconsf.com/sf2011/presentation/Rearchitecting+amazon.com+for+the+Cloud
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2011 vertical epic is...epic. cheesy but true
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Pretty cool html5 app from google la opening: http://photo-space.appspot.com/?id=268

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Not new but still relevant: http://cs-www.cs.yale.edu/homes/dna/papers/vldb07hstore.pdf - One thing I see people often fight is the notion that all queries can be known in advance, perhaps it doesn't feel right? At the end of the day if you don't know what queries your application is going to run you probably need to spend more time learning the problem domain. If you don't you will have a hard time optimizing your application as you will not know your data access patterns.
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