rands (@rands)

los gatos, ca

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @rands ever

February 2012

My current definition of Badass: http://t.co/5KznA6Xi

via Twitter for Mac

An interview with Scott Berkun: http://t.co/X8y67Vkg

via Twitter for Mac

An open terminal window calms me down.

via Twitter for Mac

You’ve been wasting your life. #FiveWordTEDTalks

via Twitter for Mac

Writing a piece about being busy. My question is: how do you know when you are really busy?

via Twitter for Mac

halvorson Life is too short to act dismissively towards others, but whatever.

via web (retweeted on 10:09 AM, Feb 27th, 2012 via Twitter for Mac)

Listen first, know your friends, nothing is private, stay on guard, don’t feed trolls, create more than you consume: http://t.co/zu5sFcRY

via web

Clarko Meryl Streep’s tears are the only known cure to basilisk venom.

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 8:33 PM, Feb 26th, 2012 via Twitter for Mac)

Looks like the Academy really liked the cover of Steve Job’s book.

via Twitter for Mac

A super serious project about dogs and physics: http://t.co/51LajNTx (@swissmiss)

via Twitter for Mac

When you say “We need to focus on virality,” I hear “Our product might suck.”

via Twitter for Mac

brodybond @rands deadlines kill never ending.

via Twittelator (retweeted on 10:08 AM, Feb 25th, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

Deadlines kill quality.

via Tweetbot for iOS

You will be fooled by a trick if it involves more time, money and practice than you would be willing to invest: http://t.co/P5YmDP4z

via Twitter for Mac

The lengths that I’ll go to avoid calling customer or technical support are impressive.

via Twitter for Mac

@stubbornella 1:1s are weekly, but more importantly consistently. Inconsistent comms are often worse than no comms.

via Twitter for Mac in reply to stubbornella

I like the part when Flash loading brings my multi-quad-core system to a halt.

via Twitter for Mac

The state of being busy is seductive.

via Twitter for Mac

And just a little more awesome: http://t.co/O4hW7A3s (@reddit)

via Twitter for Mac

I apologize in advance for “Food On My Dog”: http://t.co/E9AUppa1

via Twitter for Mac

Google has a secret laboratory where it is working on robots, space elevators… and goggles: http://t.co/RDHIVPBY

via Twitter for Mac

Secrets are disruptive, but mystery is delicious.

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Current favorite interview question: “What do you build?”

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What to do when the sky falls: http://t.co/mh5ZoN8p

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There’s an Internet Pinball Database: http://t.co/aecLVwSn and my favorite pinball machine is there: http://t.co/NzWcCdbx #flippinsweet

via Twitter for Mac

In the very near future, the act of remembering will become a choice: http://t.co/cwvAjXQd (@hackernews)

via Twitter for Mac

rmb177 Finished reading http://t.co/ylZJwGnw. @rands is the only author I know who makes project management sound as much fun as writing code

via web (retweeted on 9:30 AM, Feb 19th, 2012 via Twitter for Mac)

There is always a reason for awake in the middle of the night.

via Twitter for Mac

Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter: http://t.co/QmCUYNao (yes, you read that right)

via Twitter for Mac

joshjs @rands Shorter: LOL privacy.

via web (retweeted on 1:50 PM, Feb 18th, 2012 via Twitter for Mac)

Just assume that absolutely anything you do on the Internet is being recorded and logged.

via Twitter for Mac

Purple Rain – original live recording – with commentary: http://t.co/H3tS5gAs #video

via Twitter for Mac

In iPhone advertisements, why is the time always set to 9:42 a.m. on the clock? http://t.co/ehuF5wQA

via Twitter for Mac

If you treat design as a service, design becomes an afterthought.

via Tweetbot for iOS

stop When you say “X”, there’s a 52.71% chance that @rands will hear “(aXn + b) mod m”.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:36 AM, Feb 17th, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

Current favorite phrase to describe an undesirable situation or person – “hot mess”

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Experts don’t call themselves experts.

via Tweetbot for iOS

Today – I apparently – have emdash –– issues.

via Twitter for Mac

Likelihood I’ll skip a video that begins with an unskippable ad? 100%

via Twitter for Mac

Busy is when I stop signing mails because I believe it will save me time.

via Twitter for Mac

Cultivated people grow.

via Tweetbot for iOS

Martian1977 @rands do you ever worry that you may over-analyse what people say?!

via tGadget (retweeted on 7:55 AM, Feb 13th, 2012 via Twitter for Mac)

If you’re asking “How many slides do I need?”, I’m hearing “I don’t have much to say.”

via Twitter for Mac

It is not, as it turns out, necessary to be a micromanaging psychopath with narcissistic personality disorder: http://t.co/dOmqQqEI

via Twitter for Mac

dozba When you write a blog post titled “Why X matters”, that’s a strong signal that X does not matter.

via web (retweeted on 6:27 AM, Feb 13th, 2012 via web)

I’m not sure what you’re confused about: http://t.co/z7XtXjnm

via Twitter for Mac

Floating navigation? Yes or no? http://t.co/Qqh0jg2G

via Twitter for Mac

If you rearrange the letters in the word faith: http://t.co/cUZWhJlC (@reddit)

via Twitter for Mac

When you’re freaking out, the truth is not an option.

via Tweetbot for iOS

Hope is not a plan; status is not a solution.

via Tweetbot for iOS

jgehtland Critical feedback should be a) actionable b) motivating.

b-only: you’re a cheerleader.
a-only: you’re a critic.
neither: you’re a dick.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 11:38 AM, Feb 10th, 2012 via Twitter for Mac)

I have a great name for Google’s new home entertainment system: Google TV.

via Twitter for Mac

@atmos Ranting is how credibility is both built and eroded.

via Twitter for Mac in reply to atmos

We’re at that uncomfortable one hour mark of unplanned downtime where I start getting cranky – I’m looking at you @mediatemple.

via Twitter for Mac

Listening to dubstep makes me feel young (yet gives me a headache).

via Twitter for Mac

An engineer receives disproportionate joy from things running on time.

via Tweetbot for iOS

davidhoang GitHub is the worst dating site ever.

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 9:42 PM, Feb 9th, 2012 via Twitter for Mac)

How to prepare for the unexpected: http://t.co/IPjjbiaP

via Twitter for Mac

The degree of your panic shows me the quality of your plan.

via Tweetbot for iOS

You don’t care where your data is, just that you can get to it (always) and that’s safe and secure (very).

via Twitter for Mac

Your network is a mirror.

via Twitter for Mac

schmonz @rands And of timeliness, which agitates against the other two factors.

via web (retweeted on 10:33 AM, Feb 8th, 2012 via Twitter for Mac)

The quality of a decision is a function of the quality and completeness of the available information.

via Twitter for Mac

Our key scientific quest is facilitating unbounded information sharing: http://t.co/axqaXzBi

via Twitter for Mac

Pro-tip: read all your mail before you start responding.

via Tweetbot for iOS

Your resume is not this cool: http://t.co/qDcOm9R3

via Twitter for Mac

What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about San Francisco? http://t.co/wS3eJPsg

via Twitter for Mac

spolsky Software developers: help me out with a two minute survey of what you look for in a great job http://t.co/7AFBt2If

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 1:24 PM, Feb 7th, 2012 via Twitter for Mac)

Do not attempt to argue with someone lost in rage, it doesn’t work. (Right now)

via Twitter for Mac

Social media explained… with donuts: http://t.co/tYJHwWMH

via Twitter for Mac

Pretty sure the folks who don’t shut up feel like they’re doing us all a favor.

via Twitter for Mac

The answer to the question, “Can we send information on your behalf?” is always an incredulous, “You’re joking, right?”

via Twitter for Mac

The newly elected President of Finland – day after the elections: http://t.co/eaiz0Q1P (@reddit)

via Twitter for Mac

Do you know what you do with a stylus? You lose it.

via Twitter for Mac

@joestump “Didn’t it come out in black and white? I honestly don’t know because I wasn’t born.” #ouch

via Twitter for Mac in reply to joestump

I liked the part when she was sucked into the black hole. #superbowl

via Tweetbot for iOS

DieLaughing When does Superman banish them in the mirror?

via web (retweeted on 5:13 PM, Feb 5th, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

jdickerson Boy Richard Simmons really knows how to work that tightrope.

via Twitterrific (retweeted on 5:06 PM, Feb 5th, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

40% of my enjoyment of the Superbowl involves hanging out on Twitter.

via Tweetbot for iOS

jdickerson Who is that homeless man they keep showing on the Patriots’ sideline?

via Twitterrific (retweeted on 4:52 PM, Feb 5th, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

Can’t wait until George Lucas decides to do a black and white version of Star Wars.

via Tweetbot for iOS

The product reports to the CEO: http://t.co/543B289q (@H_FJ)

via Twitter for Mac

Poor definition is a recipe for mediocrity.

via Twitter for Mac

I’ve lost entire days tinkering endlessly with typefaces. It’s the best.

via Twitter for Mac

“You never say you’re a leader, you just are one.” (@vsapartners)

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I’ll be lazy when I’m dead.

via Tweetbot for iPhone

A story in which each syllable is pronounced /shi/: http://t.co/u700ePOm (@reddit)

via Twitter for Mac

holman Judging from my usage of Siri, Apple should have just named it “voice-activated app that sets alarm clocks”.

via Tweetbot for iPhone (retweeted on 9:42 AM, Feb 2nd, 2012 via Twitter for Mac)

My curse: I want to know what I want to know when I want to know it.

via Twitter for Mac

Do not underestimate how long they’ll operate under the incorrect assumption that there’s a plan.

via Tweetbot for iPhone