Crash… no foo-foo mas e do thoil e.

TubaistYesterday 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 dìreach 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?

Aig Factaraidh Seoclaid South Bend, bidh mi ag òrdachadh mo chofaidh le no foo-foo… A ’ciallachadh gun spàin seoclaid, gun uachdar cuip, gun cherry, gun duslach seoclaid no sprinkle syrup… dìreach an cofaidh. Chan fhaigh foo-foo mo chofaidh dhomh, gun feitheamh ris an stuth eile.

Note: If you've never been to the Factaraidh Seoclaid South Bend, you're missing out on a great place with great employees. They have personality… not mindless drones. And the first time you get a nice mocha, be sure to get the foo-foo. It's a nice treat.

Air ais gu mo phuing ... is toil le companaidhean Ghoogle, Flickr, 37 Comharran 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.

Saoil an dèan thu tubaist le foo foo.

Is dòcha gu feum sinn tòiseachadh air ar lìbhrigeadh a chuir air dòigh san dòigh seo gus an urrainn dhuinn lìbhrigeadh nas fheàrr agus nas luaithe:

Foo-foo:Dè a chanas sinn ris? Ciamar a tha e a ’dol a choimhead? Dè na roghainnean as urrainn dhuinn a chuir a-steach? Dè tha na farpaisich againn a ’dèanamh? Dè tha ar luchd-dèiligidh ag iarraidh? Cuin a dh'fheumas sinn a bhith air a dhèanamh?
No foo-foo: Dè tha e a ’dol a dhèanamh? Ciamar a tha e a ’dol a dhèanamh? Ciamar a bhiodh dùil aig neach-cleachdaidh gun dèanadh e sin? Dè a dh ’fheumas ar luchd-cleachdaidh? Dè cho fada ’s a bheir e gus a dhèanamh?

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    Foo-foo, foo-foo… fhathast a ’feuchainn ri greim fhaighinn air na tha seo a’ ciallachadh a thaobh bathar-bog, an àite cofaidh. Le cofaidh bha e a ’coimhead sìmplidh gu leòr, oir ann am foo-foo bha a h-uile stuth a-muigh nach robh cofaidh persay. Bho na h-eisimpleirean agad de chompanaidhean a bhios a ’tilgeil a-mach an foo-foo, a h-uile lìn 2.0 tha e coltach, tha coltas gu bheil am bathar-bog aca stèidhichte air‘ sìmplidheachd ’, co-dhiù bho thaobh an neach-cleachdaidh, an dà chuid a thaobh gnìomh agus a thaobh bòidhchead. Tha mi creidsinn gum faigh mi beagan troimh-chèile far am bi thu a ’faighneachd cheistean foo-foo vs no foo-foo, oir chan eil mi cinnteach a bheil cuid de na ceistean sin a’ toirt a-mach foo-foo no nach eil ann an aon de na roinnean.

    Dè a chanas sinn ris? Uill, tha coltas gu bheil google, flickr agus na h-ainmean airson a ’bhathar-bog a chaidh a dhealbhadh le 37 comharran gu math tarraingeach agus cudromach, agus tha mi a’ smaoineachadh gun deach beagan ùine a thighinn a-steach còmhla riutha. Ciamar a tha e a ’dol a choimhead? Gu sìmplidh, glan, lìn 2.0… a-rithist chaidh cuid den bheachd a-steach don seo airson na companaidhean sin, roghainnean… fhathast foo-foo tha mi a ’smaoineachadh. Tha na tha na farpaisich againn a ’dèanamh, fhathast cudromach, ma tha iad a’ dol air adhart gus a chaochladh a dhèanamh, no co-dhiù gun a bhith a ’dèanamh na tha iad a’ dèanamh. Tha na tha luchd-dèiligidh ag iarraidh cudromach ... chan eil na tha luchd-dèiligidh den bheachd a tha iad ag iarraidh cho cudromach. Cuin a dh ’fheumas sinn a bhith air a dhèanamh, fhathast cudromach, gu sònraichte ann an raon bathar-bog eadar-lìn.

    Dè tha e a ’dol a dhèanamh? Ciamar a tha e a ’dol a dhèanamh? Chan eil foo-foo an seo tha mi a ’smaoineachadh. Ciamar a bhiodh dùil aig neach-cleachdaidh gun dèanadh e sin? Dhòmhsa dh ’fhaodadh seo a bhith an dàrna cuid foo no neo-foo. Dè a dh ’fheumas ar luchd-cleachdaidh? Tha mi a ’smaoineachadh neo-foo an seo. Dè cho fada ’s a bheir e gus a dhèanamh. Ceart mar sin tha an dàrna sreath de cheistean a ’coimhead caran neo-foo rium. Is e a ’chiad sheata a chuir troimh-chèile mi beagan.

    Is dòcha gur e a ’cheist as cudromaiche dhòmhsa 'Carson a tha feum air?'

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    Summae,

    Tha thu air an t-slighe leis a ’phuing agam. Tha na ceistean glè choltach, ach bidh iad uile a ’briseadh sìos gu dìreach a’ cheist a dh ’iarr thu ... 'Carson a tha feum air?'

    Tha co-obraiche agus caraid agam, Chris Baggott, a tha dèidheil air a bhith a ’faighneachd“ Dè an duilgheadas a tha e a ’fuasgladh?”. Ainm an aplacaid, an t-sùil, na roghainnean, a ’cho-fharpais, na tha e ag iarraidh, an t-àm… thathas a’ toirt aire don h-uile duine sin ann an saoghal a ’bhathair, ach cha tèid faighneachd dha a-riamh…“ Dè an duilgheadas a tha e a ’fuasgladh?”

    Bu chòir dhuinn a bhith a ’caitheamh ùine air na ceistean ceart, seach a bhith a’ caitheamh uiread de ùine a ’freagairt an fheadhainn cheàrr!

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