Always Make New MistakesPosted: May 6, 2009
I found a cute fridge magnet with this sentence on it, and I liked it so much that I copied it to a post it and stuck it to the wall next to the monitor.
I love it because I want to always be doing new stuff, and when you do new stuff you naturally make mistakes, and you learn from them, and its great. You just want to avoid doing the same mistake twice, because this may mean that you are not learning. What’s not to like? Oh, and I also get to write blog posts about my new mistakes. Old mistakes are usually not worth writing about.
But this should probably be improved to “Always Make New Mistakes (in staging)”, because when I work on production I want to always see nice old mistakes that I’ve seen before and know exactly how to solve in the 3 minutes of maintenance downtime I have this month while my boss is looking over my shoulder asking questions.
Yay for new mistakes, but not on production.