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The Soak

Posted in Asides, Programming and Software Development, Technology by engtech on April 12, 2006

Rands In Repose: The Soak

Steps for actively working out a Big Idea.

  • Ask dumb questions to test your idea.
  • Write it down, throw it away, write it down again.
  • Walk away and let your subconcious knaw on it
  • Wait for the nugget of the idea to ferment.

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  1. […] I’ve been fortunate enough to work for a manager who took verification seriously and would not let the designers sit on a bug for more than two weeks. I don’t care how busy designers are Doing the Fun Stuff (implementing new features). They can take the time to look into the bug, check that it’s real and update the bug report with more details (if they can’t fix it in a short period of time). The hidden beauty is by taking a look at the bug they’ve started to let their subconcious knaw on it. […]


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