Crash… mba foo-foo biko.

okukuYesterday 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 dị nnọọ 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?

Na South Bend Chocolate Factory, m ịtụ m kọfị na mba foo-foo… Pụtara na ọ dịghị chocolate ngaji, ọ dịghị otiti ude, ọ dịghị udara, ọ dịghị ájá nke chocolate ma ọ bụ fesaa nke sirop… naanị kọfị. Enweghị foo-foo na-enweta m kọfị m, na-enweghị echere ihe ndị ọzọ.

Note: If you've never been to the Blọ ọrụ Chocolate 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.

Azu m uche… sịrị dị ka Google, Flickr, 37 Mgbama 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.

Eche m ma i daa na no foo foo.

Ikekwe anyị kwesịrị ịmalite ịhazi ụzọ mgbapụta anyị n'ụzọ dị otu a ka anyị wee nwee ike ịnapụta ọfụma na ọsọ ọsọ:

Foo-foo:Kedu ihe anyị ga-akpọ ya? Kedu ka o si aga? Kedu nhọrọ niile anyị nwere ike itinye na ya? Kedu ihe ndị asọmpi anyị na-eme? Kedu ihe ndị ahịa anyị chọrọ? Olee mgbe anyị ga-eme ya?
Mba foo-foo: Kedu ihe ọ ga-eme? Kedu ka ọ ga-esi eme ya? Kedu otu onye ọrụ ga-atụ anya na ọ ga-esi mee ya? Kedu ihe ndị ọrụ anyị chọrọ? Ogologo oge ole ka ọ ga-ewe iji mee ya?

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    Foo-foo, foo-foo… ka na-agbali ịghọta ihe nke a pụtara n'ihe gbasara sọftụwia, na-abụghị kọfị. Na kọfị o yiri ka ọ dị mfe zuru oke, dịka na foo-foo, ọ bụ ihe niile dị egwu na-abụghị kọfị kọfị. Site na ihe atụ gị nke ụlọ ọrụ ndị na-atụba foo-foo, websaịtị niile 2.0 ọ dị ka, sọftụwia ha ọ dị ka 'dị mfe', opekata mpe site na njirimara onye ọrụ, ma na arụmọrụ Echere m na enwere m mgbagwoju anya bụ ebe ị na-ajụ foo-foo vs. enweghị foo-foo ajụjụ, ebe m ejighị n'aka ma ụfọdụ n'ime ajụjụ ndị a na-eweta foo-foo ma ọ bụ na ọ bụghị na catagory.

    Kedu ihe anyị ga-akpọ ya? Ọfọn, google, flickr na aha maka sọftụwia nke akara 37 gosipụtara nke ọma dị ka ihe dị mma ma dị mkpa, echekwara m na oge ụfọdụ abanyela na ha. Kedu ka o si aga? Mfe, dị ọcha, web 2.0… ọzọ ụfọdụ echiche banyere nke a maka ụlọ ọrụ ndị ahụ, nhọrọ… ka foo-foo m chere. Kedu ihe ndị asọmpi anyị na-eme, ka dị mkpa, ma ọ bụrụ na ha ga-eme ihe ọzọ, ma ọ bụ na ha agaghị eme ihe ha na-eme. Ihe ndị ahịa chọrọ dị mkpa… ihe ndị ahịa chere na ha chọrọ adịghị mkpa. Kedu mgbe anyị ga - eji mee ya, ka dị mkpa, ọkachasị na sọftụwia ịntanetị.

    Kedu ihe ọ ga-eme? Kedu ka ọ ga-esi eme ya? No foo-foo ebe a ka m chere. Kedu otu onye ọrụ ga-atụ anya na ọ ga-esi mee ya? Nye m nke a nwere ike ịbụ foo ma ọ bụ na-abụghị foo. Kedu ihe ndị ọrụ anyị chọrọ? Echere m na ọ bụghị foo ebe a. Ogologo oge ole ka ọ ga-ewe iji mee ya. Ok otu ajuju nke abuo dika odi nzuzu nye m. Ntọala nke mbụ bụ ihe gbagwojuru m anya.

    Ikekwe ajụjụ kachasị m mkpa bụ 'Gịnị mere o ji dị mkpa?'

  2. 2

    Summae,

    Are nọ n’uche n’okwu m. Ajụjụ ndị ahụ yitere nnọọ nke ọma, mana ha niile metụtara kpọmkwem ajụjụ ị jụrụ… 'Gịnị mere o ji dị mkpa?'

    Enwere m onye otu na enyi, Chris Baggott, onye na-enwe obi ụtọ ịjụ "Olee nsogbu ọ na-edozi?". Aha nke ngwa, anya, nhọrọ, asọmpi, chọrọ, usoro iheomume… niile ndị na-akwụ ụgwọ anya na software ụwa, ma ọ dịghị mgbe jụrụ asked “Olee nsogbu ọ na-edozi?”

    Anyị kwesịrị iwepụta oge maka ezigbo ajụjụ, karịa iji nnukwu oge zaa ndị na-ezighi ezi!

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