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    Some time ago I realized that nothing is needed for understanding
    simplicity.<small><br>
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      Because simple is simple.<br>
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">El 31/10/13 16:25, Iberê Fernandes
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      <div dir="ltr">2013/10/31 Alberto Salvia Novella <span dir="ltr"><<a
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              <div bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000"> <big>An extract of
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href="http://sharkinfestedcustard.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/rework-jason-fried.pdf"
                    target="_blank">"Rework: Change the way you work
                    forever"</a>:<b><big><big><big><big><br>
                          </big></big></big></big></b><small><small><small><small><big><big><b><big><big><br>
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                <blockquote><big><small><small><small><small><big><big><b><big><big>Throw

                                      less at the problem</big></big></b></big></big></small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>Watch chef Gordon
                            Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and you'll see a
                            pattern. The</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>menus at failing
                            restaurants offer too many dishes. The
                            owners think making every dish</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>under the sun will
                            broaden the appeal of the restaurant.
                            Instead it makes for crappy food</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>(and creates
                            inventory headaches).</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>That's why Ramsay's
                            first step is nearly always to trim the
                            menu, usually from</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>thirty-plus dishes to
                            around ten. Think about that. Improving the
                            current menu doesn't</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>come first. Trimming
                            it down comes first. Then he polishes what's
                            left.</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>When things aren't
                            working, the natural inclination is to throw
                            more at the</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>problem. More people,
                            time, and money. All that ends up doing is
                            making the problem</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>bigger. The right way
                            to go is the opposite direction: Cut back.</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>So do less. Your
                            project won't suffer nearly as much as you
                            fear. In fact, there's agood chance</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>it'll end up even
                            better. You'll be forced to make tough calls
                            and sort out</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>what truly matters.</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <big><small><small><small><small>If you start pushing
                            back deadlines and increasing your budget,
                            you'll never stop.</small></small></small></small></big><br>
                  <br>
                  <br>
                  <br>
                  <b><big>Embrace constraints</big></b><br>
                  <br>
                  "I don't have enough time/money/people/experience."
                  Stop whining. Less is a<br>
                  good thing. Constraints are advantages in disguise.
                  Limited resources force you to make<br>
                  do with what you've got. There's no room for waste.
                  And that forces you to be creative.<br>
                  Ever seen the weapons prisoners make out of soap or a
                  spoon? They make do<br>
                  with what they've got. Now we're not saying you should
                  go out and shank somebody--but<br>
                  get creative and you'll be amazed at what you can make
                  with just a little.<br>
                  <br>
                  Writers use constraints to force creativity all the
                  time. Shakespeare reveled in the<br>
                  limitations of sonnets (fourteen-line lyric poems in
                  iambic pentameter with a specific<br>
                  rhyme scheme). Haiku and limericks also have strict
                  rules that lead to creative results.<br>
                  Writers like Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Carver found
                  that forcing themselves to<br>
                  use simple, clear language helped them deliver maximum
                  impact.<br>
                  <br>
                  The Price Is Right, the longest-running game show in
                  history, is also a great<br>
                  example of creativity born from embracing constraints.
                  The show has more than a<br>
                  hundred games, and each one is based on the question
                  "How much does this item cost?"<br>
                  That simple formula has attracted fans for more than
                  thirty years.<br>
                  <br>
                  Southwest--unlike most other airlines, which fly
                  multiple aircraft models--flies<br>
                  only Boeing 737s. As a result, every Southwest pilot,
                  flight attendant, and ground-crew<br>
                  member can work any flight. Plus, all of Southwest's
                  parts fit all of its planes. All that<br>
                  means lower costs and a business that's easier to run.
                  They made it easy on themselves.<br>
                  When we were building Basecamp, we had plenty of
                  limitations. We had a design<br>
                  firm to run with existing client work, a seven-hour
                  time difference between principals<br>
                  (David was doing the programming in Denmark, the rest
                  of us were in the States), a small<br>
                  team, and no outside funding. These constraints forced
                  us to keep the product simple.<br>
                  <br>
                  These days, we have more resources and people, but we
                  still force constraints. We<br>
                  make sure to have only one or two people working on a
                  product at a time. And we always<br>
                  keep features to a minimum. Boxing ourselves in this
                  way prevents us from creating<br>
                  bloated products.<br>
                  <br>
                  So before you sing the "not enough" blues, see how far
                  you can get with what you<br>
                  have.<br>
                  <br>
                  <br>
                  <br>
                  <big><b>Start at the epicenter</b></big><br>
                  <br>
                  When you start anything new, there are forces pulling
                  you in a variety of<br>
                  directions. There's the stuff you could do, the stuff
                  you want to do, and the stuff you have<br>
                  to do. The stuff you have to do is where you should
                  begin. Start at the epicenter.<br>
                  <br>
                  For example, if you're opening a hot dog stand, you
                  could worry about the<br>
                  condiments, the cart, the name, the decoration. But
                  the first thing you should worry about<br>
                  is the hot dog. The hot dogs are the epicenter.
                  Everything else is secondary.<br>
                  <br>
                  The way to find the epicenter is to ask yourself this
                  question: "If I took this away,<br>
                  would what I'm selling still exist?" A hot dog stand
                  isn't a hot dog stand without the hot<br>
                  dogs. You can take away the onions, the relish, the
                  mustard, etc. Some people may notlike<br>
                  your toppings-less dogs, but you'd still have a hot
                  dog stand. But you simply cannot<br>
                  have a hot dog stand without any hot dogs.<br>
                  <br>
                  So figure out your epicenter. Which part of your
                  equation can't be removed? If<br>
                  you can continue to get by without this thing or that
                  thing, then those things aren't the<br>
                  epicenter. When you find it, you'll know. Then focus
                  all your energy on making it the<br>
                  best it can be. Everything else you do depends on that
                  foundation.<br>
                  <br>
                  <br>
                  <br>
                  <big><b>Build half a product, not a half-assed product</b></big><br>
                  <br>
                  You can turn a bunch of great ideas into a crappy
                  product real fast by trying to do<br>
                  them all at once. You just can't do everything you
                  want to do and do it well. You have<br>
                  limited time, resources, ability, and focus. It's hard
                  enough to do one thing right. Trying<br>
                  to do ten things well at the same time? Forget about
                  it.<br>
                  <br>
                  So sacrifice some of your darlings for the greater
                  good. Cut your ambition in half.<br>
                  You're better off with a kick-ass half than a
                  half-assed whole.<br>
                  <br>
                  Most of your great ideas won't seem all that great
                  once you get some perspective,<br>
                  anyway. And if they truly are that fantastic, you can
                  always do them later.<br>
                  <br>
                  Lots of things get better as they get shorter.
                  Directors cut good scenes to make a<br>
                  great movie. Musicians drop good tracks to make a
                  great album. Writers eliminate good<br>
                  pages to make a great book. We cut this book in half
                  between the next-to-last and finaldrafts.<br>
                  From 57,000 words to about 27,000 words. Trust us,
                  it's better for it.<br>
                  <br>
                  So start chopping. Getting to great starts by cutting
                  out stuff that's merely good.<br>
                  <br>
                  <br>
                  <br>
                  <big><b>Focus on what won't change</b></big><br>
                  <br>
                  A lot of companies focus on the next big thing. They
                  latch on to what's hot and<br>
                  new. They follow the latest trends and technology.<br>
                  <br>
                  That's a fool's path. You start focusing on fashion
                  instead of substance. You start<br>
                  paying attention to things that are constantly
                  changing instead of things that last.<br>
                  <br>
                  The core of your business should be built around
                  things that won't change. Things<br>
                  that people are going to want today and ten years from
                  now. Those are the things you<br>
                  should invest in.<br>
                  <br>
                  Amazon.com focuses on fast (or free) shipping, great
                  selection, friendly returnpolicies,<br>
                  and affordable prices. These things will always be in
                  high demand.<br>
                  <br>
                  Japanese automakers also focus on core principles that
                  don't change: reliability,<br>
                  affordability, and practicality. People wanted those
                  things thirty years ago, they want<br>
                  them today, and they'll want them thirty years from
                  now.<br>
                  <br>
                  For 37signals, things like speed, simplicity, ease of
                  use, and clarity are our focus.<br>
                  <br>
                  Those are timeless desires. People aren't going to
                  wake up in ten years and say, "Man, I<br>
                  wish software was harder to use." They won't say, "I
                  wish this application was slower."<br>
                  <br>
                  Remember, fashion fades away. When you focus on
                  permanent features, you're in<br>
                  bed with things that never go out of style.<br>
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                If you found this interesting, perhaps you shall want to
                have a look at the book.<br>
                <br>
                Thank you.<br>
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                <div>El 31/10/13 13:53, Ali Linx (amjjawad) escribió:<br>
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                            Hi,<br>
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                          Help is needed and highly appreciated :)<br>
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                                From: Ali Linx (amjjawad) <<a
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                                  target="_blank">amjjawad@gmail.com</a>><br>
                                Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 10:40 AM<br>
                                <b>Subject: [ATTENTION] LTS Release -
                                  Urgent Need for More People</b><br>
                                To: ubuntu-gnome <<a
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                                Hello Everyone,<br>
                                <br>
                                As you may know, 14.04 Cycle is an LTS
                                (Long Term Support) Cycle. Having that
                                said, Ubuntu and most of the official
                                flavours will have LTS Release. For the
                                moment, the lack of Manpower could keep
                                us away from having an LTS Release.
                                However, after a discussion with our
                                Developers, we'd like to announce the
                                urgent need for these roles:<br>
                                <br>
                                1- Someone with Bug Control to 'Actively
                                Commit' to triaging Ubuntu GNOME bugs.<br>
                                <br>
                                2- Couple of people helping out with
                                'Bug Fixing'.<br>
                                <br>
                                3- People to help with 'Packaging' on
                                the PPA's<br>
                                <br>
                                PLEASE NOTE: We are looking for people
                                with experience and skills! We NEED
                                people to commit for 3-5 years support
                                and not just join for few months then
                                leave.<br>
                                <br>
                                NO PROMISES to be made but we would be
                                comfortable enough to submit an
                                application to the Technical Board in
                                order to have an LTS Release when we
                                will have volunteers who can actively
                                contribute and help us.<br>
                                <br>
                                If you have the required experience and
                                skills or if you know someone who has,
                                please let us know :)<br>
                                <br>
                                Thank you!<br>
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          Wow, thank you for sharing Alberto!
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        <div class="gmail_extra">I'd like to add my 2 cents, quoted from
          John Maeda's Laws of Simplicity:</div>
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            TEN LAWS</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">1 reduce</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">The simplest way to achieve
            simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">2 organize</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">
            3 time</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">Organization makes a system of many
            appear fewer.</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">Savings in time feel like simplicity.</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">4 learn</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">
            Knowledge makes everything simpler.</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">5 diΩerences</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">Simplicity and complexity need each
            other.</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">6 context What lies in the periphery
            of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">7 emotion More emotions are better
            than less.</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">8 trust</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">In simplicity we trust.</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">9 failure</div>
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            10 the one Some things can never be made simple. Simplicity
            is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.</div>
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          <div class="gmail_extra">THREE KEYS</div>
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            1 away More appears like less by simply moving it far, far
            away.</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">2 open Openness simplifies
            complexity.</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">3 power</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">Use less, gain more.</div>
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          <div class="gmail_extra">TED video:</div>
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              href="http://www.ted.com/talks/john_maeda_on_the_simple_life.html">http://www.ted.com/talks/john_maeda_on_the_simple_life.html</a><br>
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          <div class="gmail_extra">Book: ( you may find it in other
            places...)</div>
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href="http://www.scan-shipping.com/template/scanship_ru/uploads/files/260_maedalawsofsimplicity.pdf">http://www.scan-shipping.com/template/scanship_ru/uploads/files/260_maedalawsofsimplicity.pdf</a><br>
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          <div class="gmail_extra">Best regards,</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra">Iberê</div>
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