UTM: Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System
A practical cartographer’s reference to help calculate location. Learn more about the Universal Transverse Mercator System.
“And this is the essential broader point—as a programmer you must have a series of wins, every single day. It is the Deus Ex Machina of hacker success. It is what makes you eager for the next feature, and the next after that. And a large team is poison to small wins. The nature of large teams is such that even when you do have wins, they come after long, tiresome and disproportionately many hurdles. And this takes all the wind out of them. Often when I shipped a feature it felt more like relief than euphoria.” —Rethrick Construction: The Mythical Man Month (via buzz)
“Creative people are basically this 50-50 blend of ego and insecurity. From an ego standpoint, you think you’re hot shit, but really, deep down … you go, ‘I don’t know if I’m good enough. I’ll try to make it better tomorrow.’” —Lee Clow