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Complexity: Why Can't We Make Simple Software? - Q&A
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0:00Abner Coimbre: How did you gain all these insights into the nature of complexity?
0:00Abner Coimbre: How did you gain all these insights into the nature of complexity?
0:00Abner Coimbre: How did you gain all these insights into the nature of complexity?
0:09Peter van Hardenberg: Diversity of activity yielding insights
0:09Peter van Hardenberg: Diversity of activity yielding insights
0:09Peter van Hardenberg: Diversity of activity yielding insights
0:43pal Is the complexity homeostasis "set-point" changeable, or is it some immutable property of a given team / project?
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0:43pal Is the complexity homeostasis "set-point" changeable, or is it some immutable property of a given team / project?
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0:43pal Is the complexity homeostasis "set-point" changeable, or is it some immutable property of a given team / project?
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0:57PvH: Changeable "set-point" of complexity homeostasis
0:57PvH: Changeable "set-point" of complexity homeostasis
0:57PvH: Changeable "set-point" of complexity homeostasis
1:54reuben What is Ink & Switch's business model? Is it a nonprofit funded by grants?
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1:54reuben What is Ink & Switch's business model? Is it a nonprofit funded by grants?
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1:54reuben What is Ink & Switch's business model? Is it a nonprofit funded by grants?
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1:59PvH: Ink & Switch's business model, including Muse1
1:59PvH: Ink & Switch's business model, including Muse1
1:59PvH: Ink & Switch's business model, including Muse1
2:30spenceri How does one lower the "set-point" for acceptable complexity at your organization?
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2:30spenceri How does one lower the "set-point" for acceptable complexity at your organization?
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2:30spenceri How does one lower the "set-point" for acceptable complexity at your organization?
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2:40PvH: Influencing the set-point through organisational awareness and valuing non-complexity
2:40PvH: Influencing the set-point through organisational awareness and valuing non-complexity
2:40PvH: Influencing the set-point through organisational awareness and valuing non-complexity
4:27scbwb Recommendations on local-first development tools / environments (OS, programming languages, etc)?
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4:27scbwb Recommendations on local-first development tools / environments (OS, programming languages, etc)?
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4:27scbwb Recommendations on local-first development tools / environments (OS, programming languages, etc)?
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4:41PvH: Recommend core mobile applications, Google's Workbox PWA,2 Ink & Switch's own CRDT Automerge,3 Yjs,4 and DevDocs5
4:41PvH: Recommend core mobile applications, Google's Workbox PWA,2 Ink & Switch's own CRDT Automerge,3 Yjs,4 and DevDocs5
4:41PvH: Recommend core mobile applications, Google's Workbox PWA,2 Ink & Switch's own CRDT Automerge,3 Yjs,4 and DevDocs5
6:56samhsmith Should freezing be considered a viable strategy, aka don't update?
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6:56samhsmith Should freezing be considered a viable strategy, aka don't update?
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6:56samhsmith Should freezing be considered a viable strategy, aka don't update?
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7:06PvH: Thoughts on code freezing
7:06PvH: Thoughts on code freezing
7:06PvH: Thoughts on code freezing
9:04captainkraft What do you think applies the most pressure on the amount of complexity in a project? Is it user demand, money, something else?
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9:04captainkraft What do you think applies the most pressure on the amount of complexity in a project? Is it user demand, money, something else?
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9:04captainkraft What do you think applies the most pressure on the amount of complexity in a project? Is it user demand, money, something else?
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9:17PvH: Money applies the most pressure on complexity
9:17PvH: Money applies the most pressure on complexity
9:17PvH: Money applies the most pressure on complexity
10:37voran How do you know so much about making pacts with elder gods?
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10:37voran How do you know so much about making pacts with elder gods?
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10:37voran How do you know so much about making pacts with elder gods?
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10:41PvH: No comment
10:41PvH: No comment
10:41PvH: No comment
10:46martinfouilleul What's your thoughts on the current incentives in the research community and how it impacts the applicability of research?
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10:46martinfouilleul What's your thoughts on the current incentives in the research community and how it impacts the applicability of research?
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10:46martinfouilleul What's your thoughts on the current incentives in the research community and how it impacts the applicability of research?
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10:58PvH: Incentives in research communities, and transfer of knowledge between academia and industry
10:58PvH: Incentives in research communities, and transfer of knowledge between academia and industry
10:58PvH: Incentives in research communities, and transfer of knowledge between academia and industry
12:47saidalattrach Do you think there's an upper limit on complexity? We can make better tools / languages / libraries that allow us to increase our complexity set-point. Can we do that indefinitely?
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12:47saidalattrach Do you think there's an upper limit on complexity? We can make better tools / languages / libraries that allow us to increase our complexity set-point. Can we do that indefinitely?
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12:47saidalattrach Do you think there's an upper limit on complexity? We can make better tools / languages / libraries that allow us to increase our complexity set-point. Can we do that indefinitely?
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13:08PvH: Chess's position right at a clever enough person's conceptual limit of complexity
13:08PvH: Chess's position right at a clever enough person's conceptual limit of complexity
13:08PvH: Chess's position right at a clever enough person's conceptual limit of complexity
14:10sunmoyed Would you say identifying where to spend your complexity budget is an important developer muscle? How would you go about improving this skill and intuition?
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14:10sunmoyed Would you say identifying where to spend your complexity budget is an important developer muscle? How would you go about improving this skill and intuition?
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14:10sunmoyed Would you say identifying where to spend your complexity budget is an important developer muscle? How would you go about improving this skill and intuition?
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14:24PvH: Learning the smell of complexity
14:24PvH: Learning the smell of complexity
14:24PvH: Learning the smell of complexity
15:37AC: Peter of Ink & Switch,6 everybody
15:37AC: Peter of Ink & Switch,6 everybody
15:37AC: Peter of Ink & Switch,6 everybody