Some quotes that I like for inspiration or presentations:

-Speed is the most important feature. If your application is slow, people won’t use it. I see this more with mainstream users than I do with power users. I think that power users sometimes have a bit of sympathetic eye to the challenges of building really fast web apps, and maybe they’re willing to live with it, but when I look at my wife and kids, they’re my mainstream view of the world. If something is slow, they’re just gone.

by Fred Wilson in “10 Golden Principles of Successful Web Apps

 -Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best. Anonymous

-Tight optimisation in a dynamic enviroment is bad.  Noah Raford

– Stay light, stay smart, experiment, learn quickly, keep multiple options open. Noah Raford


Quotes by Neil J. Gunther, gotta love’em, the irony is so explicit:

-When I’m asked, “But, how accurate are your performance models?” my canonical response is, “Well, how accurate are your performance DATA!?”

I’ll try to make a post about this one!

-Capacity planning is complicated by your brain thinking linearly about a computer system that operates nonlinearly.

-Busy work does not accrue enlightenment. Western culture too often glorifies hours clocked as productive work. If you don’t take time off to come up for air and reflect on what you’re doing, how are you going to know when you’re wrong?

-Capacity planning is not just about the future anymore: Today, there is a serious need to squeeze more out of your current capital equipment.

-All benchmarking is institutionalized cheating.
you have to admit is true

-Best practices are an admission of failure. Copying someone else’s apparent success is like cheating on a test. You may make the grade but how far is the bluff going to take you?

-Performance modeling is also about spreading the guilt around. You, as the performance analyst or planner, only have to shine the light in the right place and then stand back while others flock to fix it.

sounds like another good one for a post…

Moore to come soon!