Yesterday was the first day I came home and zonked out. Today I crashed. Like many, I'm a creature of habit. Interestingly enough, my habits are weekly, though. My weekends are almost always action-packed so whatever habit I was in the week before, it's normally ended by Saturday evening. If I'm late to work on Monday, I'm usually late all week. If I work late on Monday… I work late all week.
This last weekend I worked the entire weekend. We're heading for a release at work, and I was juggling no less than 6 side projects at the same time. The balancing act is fun, but I tend to take on more and more… and I simply work harder and harder. Last night it caught up with me and I napped. Tonight, I crashed. I'm pooped out. And I've gotten my ‘week of habits' off to a bad start. Now I will be instantly tired when I get home from work and will probably find myself sleeping each night when I get home. Argh.
On the bright side, that means that I'm in demand, always a good thing! On the negative side, I don't like settling on my work. I have an excellent understanding of delivering perfection vs. delivering. I like perfect. I hate គ្រាន់តែ delivering… though my clients would never know the difference. Delivering often means that months later I find myself ‘redoing' something that I knew I could have done perfect at delivery had I had the extra time.
Marketing and Software is often like this, though, don't you think? Deadlines demand execution and often toss out perfection. The calendar is often more important than the results. The need to deliver is stronger than the need to deliver perfectly. Often, I notice that clients would much rather sacrifice features, functionality, and aesthetics to get something in their hands sooner rather than later. Is this an American flaw? Rush, rush, rush… crash? Or is this a global flaw?
I'm not advocating ‘creep'. Creep is when the definition of completion continues to ‘creep' until you never are able to complete a project. I despise ‘creep'. Even without creep, how come we never seem to have the time to execute perfectly anymore?
នៅឯរោងចក្រសូកូឡាសង្វៀនខាងត្បូងបញ្ជាទិញកាហ្វេរបស់ខ្ញុំ គ្មាន…មានន័យថាគ្មានស្លាបព្រាសូកូឡាគ្មានក្រែម whip គ្មាន cherry គ្មានធូលីសូកូឡារឺក៏បន្ថែមទឹកសុីរ៉ូ ... គ្រាន់តែកាហ្វេ។ គ្មានហ្វូចូវធ្វើឱ្យខ្ញុំកាហ្វេខ្ញុំដោយមិនចាំបាច់រង់ចាំវត្ថុផ្សេងទៀតទេ។
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ត្រឡប់ទៅចំណុចរបស់ខ្ញុំ ... ក្រុមហ៊ុនចូលចិត្ត ក្រុមហ៊ុន google, ក្នុង Flickr, 37 សញ្ញា and other modern successes toss the ‘foo foo'. These folks build great software with no foo foo. They build applications that get the job done, and are fairly adamant that it doesn't do more than that. It works. It works well. Some may think it's not ‘perfect' though because it lacks the foo-foo. Huge success and adoption rates tell me that this is not true for the majority, though. They just want it to do the job – solve the problem! I notice at my work, that we spend a lot of time on the foo-foo.
ហ្វូ - ហូតើយើងនឹងហៅវាអ្វី? តើវានឹងមើលទៅយ៉ាងដូចម្តេច? តើមានជម្រើសអ្វីខ្លះដែលយើងអាចដាក់វាបាន? តើគូប្រជែងរបស់យើងកំពុងធ្វើអ្វី? តើអតិថិជនរបស់យើងចង់បានអ្វី? តើនៅពេលណាដែលយើងត្រូវធ្វើវា?
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