"So you went to the Christmas party on Monday?"
"I thought you wrote that on the blog."
"That's next Monday. Oh, it's probably my bad writing."
"I might not have read it right. I read pretty quickly."
"Nah, it's probably my writing. I tend to write all of these things in bed. Tap, tap, tap. Go."
I should spend more time on these blog posts, and write about more insightful things. The trouble with trying to write insightful things is that I don't want to pretend to be a subject matter expert - on what? Marketing? Technology? Startups? I have formed some ideas on those subjects, but writing about them in the abstract seems like an entitlement that has to be earned through hard work. Or, I could write about business sensitive topics like partnerships and growth strategies, but I don't want to share those topics on a public forum until afterwards.
A faster version is coming!
Syed called me just before Andrea arrived for our catch-up drinks. He and Hassan have changed some of the code from CakePHP to something else... and the load time is now 2 seconds.
I missed what this magical code is when he told me on the phone, so I will have to follow up later.
A few months ago, Dalibor and a few others told me how notoriously slow CakePHP is. Unfortunately, I am not a techie (#notatechie), so I don't know the reasons why one language would be slower than another language. The use of the slower code is a legacy issue from the start of the build. We have been working out way out of this, but it hasn't been completed yet. I met an ex-Google engineer a few weeks ago, Francois, who is working on a project that may solve that coding problem. I hope he succeeds.