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Weekly top 5 #33 – Babies, Drawing and Shutting Up

One Law:
“Nine women can’t make a baby in one month” – Brooks’s Law

A software engineering theory from Fred Brooks that “adding manpower to a late software project makes it later”. Now if only more clients can understand this truth.

One Tweet
Sometimes you’ve got to shut up, swallow your pride and accept that you’re wrong. It’s not giving up. It’s called growing up

After 30+ years, I’m still learning. Unfortunately it doesn’t get any easier – From @fact365

One Article
Startup sues former employees who launched similar company; CEO warns, ‘If we’re wrong, we’ll win’

This wasn’t the original article I was hoping to post, the original article was by Michael Allen on Medium, which for what I can only assume to be legal reason has since been removed. I’ve actually been to the SMULE office last year, the founder seem like a rather nice guy, giving us a very warm welcome. I can’t speculate who is right/wrong here, but it does warn us to be very careful how you hand new startups

One Video
Animated map miles of cable hidden under the ocean that power the internet

Slightly geeky video on how optic fibres are laid out around the world, with all the wifi we are surrounded by its easy to forget we still need cables.

One Personal Project

I’ve been using as my portfolio site for about 4 years now, although I was happy with the .com I was never truly happy with the name. After months of contemplation, I’ve finally made the switch to the new domain SHAPES.IO. It was my first time back-ordering an expire-and-soon-to-be-public domain ( It wasn’t cheap, I had to put down a no-promised £60 GBP first and pay another £60 GBP for the domain for 2 years. But I figured it was a safer bet then user‘s auction which potentially could be even higher.


[Good] New site / New Brand finally live [Work in Progress]
[Bad] Working from 9am to 3am on Monday got the job done, but I was mentally useless by 3pm the next day after only 4 hours of sleep – MUST NOT DO THIS AGAIN