Wes Anderson is my favorite director and screenwriter. I cannot wait for this movie to come out.
My only rule in life is that I won’t pay for something full price when I get get it less.
Overheard on street
"Chemistry is the study of matter, but I prefer to see it as the study of change.
Now, just think about this.
Electrons, they change their energy levels.
Molecules change their bonds.
Elements, they combine and change into compounds.
Well that’s… That’s all of life, right?
It’s the constant, it’s the cycle… It’s solution, dissolution, just over and over and over.
It’s growth, then decay, then transformation.
It is fascinating, really.”
It’s easy to say yes when a customer (or prospect) asks for a new feature: after all, if it’s just a day or two of engineering time, why not? But you quickly lose sight of the product you’re building: your product no longer has a coherent vision, and each new feature brings with it uncertain support costs that will last as long as the feature remains.
The BBC has created a monster infographic illustrating “every attempt to leave Earth’s orbit and reach a destination in extraterrestrial space – be it with probes, orbiters, rovers, or of course manned missions.”
The graphic shows successful and failed missions, country of launch origin and type of mission (eg., fly-by, rover, actual landing).
Related: How Big is Space?
Image: Screenshot, detail from Spacial Awareness: Ultimate guide to exploring space, via the BBC. Select to embiggen.