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for stuff that's tedious or you forget how to do or don't feel confident doing though you do it regularly:

next time you do the thing, do it step by step and take notes as you go.

when you're done, go look up the stuff you didn't know how to do. bookmark the resources & read them again before you start next time.

make a checklist for next time so you don't forget anything.

see if there's anything you can automate, too. it will make it less tedious.

you can get better at doing the thing!

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For any modern software development language, it's not enough to assume that the programmer is fatally stupid and prone to shooting themselves in the foot.

You have to assume that the programmer is literally the Devil and is trying to take over your computer and ruin the lives of everyone you know.

I mean, since your language will be executing code downloaded from the Internet and that's where the Devil lives.

Far too many language designers still think the programmer has good intentions.

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> Entrepreneurship is like one of those carnival games where you throw darts or something.

> Middle class kids can afford one throw. Most miss. A few hit the target and get a small prize. A very few hit the center bullseye and get a bigger prize. Rags to riches! The American Dream lives on.

> Rich kids can afford many throws. If they want to, they can try over and over and over again until they hit something and feel good about themselves. Some keep going until they hit the center bullseye, then they give speeches or write blog posts about "meritocracy" and the salutary effects of hard work.

> Poor kids aren't visiting the carnival. They're the ones working it.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15659076

> Every inspirational speech by someone successful should have to start with a disclaimer about survivorship bias

https://xkcd.com/1827/

/via https://twitter.com/Afelia/status/930059141653127168

The new Firefox seems to be a lot quicker so far. That's nice.

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YOU can be the change this world needs. The catalyst to good. We don't have to wait for others to change things. Let's drown out all that is evil in this world with all that is good right now!
We can start taking action by asking ourselves 2 simple questions each day:
Upon waking each morning, ask yourself "What CAN I do today to add value to another person's life?" Then as you are getting ready for bed each evening ask yourself "What DID I do today to add value to another person's life?" Cont.

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I love it when you start the commute to work and find a chocolate bar that I bought yesterday and forgot about in my pocket.

@Averly @CountZero I think that the meme culture moves so fast that you have to really be plugged into it for it to make any sense. I know that I'm pretty much the right age for it, but I still don't quite get it either as I'm just not that into reddit or owt.

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today, four years after it was funded, people have started to receive the $60 Mighty No. 9 kickstarter reward, which consists of an empty cardboard box (with no game) and a print manual which does not fit inside the box

today, you can also buy Mighty No. 9, the actual game, on Humble Bundle for approximately $5

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I've been reading Ready Player One on the commute to work and it's taken literally 3 trips for something to bloody happen.

I should probably use this account more often, I love the style of this place.

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