Asperger’s Builds Great Companies

via Peter Thiel on why Asperger’s is a viable advantage in building a successful company:

Only individuals with traits reminiscent of Asperger’s Syndrome, which frees them from an attachment to social conventions, have the strength to create innovative businesses amid a culture that discourages daring entrepreneurship.

Peter likes to work in absolutes and so I don’t always agree with him perfectly, but, I do appreciate his perspective. There is something quite interesting about how autists work, and build, and create.

10 Hours? I Don’t Know.

via Elon Musk (via his new book) and a number of funny quotes:

I would like to allocate more time to dating, though. I need to find a girlfriend. That’s why I need to carve out just a little more time. I think maybe even another five to 10 — how much time does a woman want a week? Maybe 10 hours? That’s kind of the minimum? I don’t know.

That guy has… issues.

WTF is DevOps?

This isn’t a terrible explanation for those who aren’t sure. This one, based on “empathy” isn’t bad either:

Dev and Ops need to empathize with each other (and with Design and Marketing) because they’re cooperating agents within a larger software-as-service system. More importantly, they all need to empathize, not just with each other, but also with users.

Although, there are many times when I’m still not sure myself.