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February 26, 2018

 

Special Lunch With William

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Colette had rehearsal for a children’s musical, so Lacey and I took William to lunch at Playa Hermosa on the Hermosa Beach Pier. Good food and lots of smiles with my sweet boy.

 

Replied to a post on micro.blog :

I love native apps on macOS, but the friction you experienced with Swift is precisely why so many people turn to Electron. Hopefully, WWDC this year has some answers!

 

That's looking quite "lickable," Brent. Ah, the good ole' days!

 
 

A lot of noise about how Dropbox saved $75M over two years by moving off AWS. Most are missing that Dropbox has over $1.1B in revenue. That means that they're saving around 3% of their revenue annually. Much less impressive in context.

 

Also, because they now have their own infrastructure, Dropbox has to remain organizationally excellent at managing, deploying, and modernizing it. It potentially distracts from other things. Wise long-term bet? I'm not so sure.

 

FWIW, I am not saying that I think Dropbox made the wrong decision. I'm just not convinced on the prevailing narrative or the long-term viability. Also: the vast majority of businesses aren't Dropbox! Their scale is rare.