05 FEB 2016 by ideonexus

 Idea Debt

Idea Debt is when you spend too much time picturing what a project is going to be like, too much time thinking about how awesome it will be to have this thing done and in the world, too much time imagining how cool you will look, how in demand you’ll be, how much money you’ll make. And way too little time actually making the thing. If… You tell 15 friends about your screenplay idea, but devote zero time in your week to facing the blank screen. You buy a domain name, spend weeks or mont...
Folksonomies: productivity
Folksonomies: productivity
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21 APR 2015 by ideonexus

 Selection from the Wisdom of Hacker News

Inequality of information- find a place where you know something that many undervalue. Having this inequality of information can give you, your first piece of leverage. Be an unrelenting machine- Brick walls are there to show you how bad you want something. Commit to your goals and do not waver from them a one bit regardless of what else is there. I took this approach to losing weight and fitness. I have not missed a single 5k run in over a year. It did not matter if I had not slept for two ...
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03 FEB 2014 by ideonexus

 Religion is More than the Supernatural

Most developers are religious about technology   It’s true.   Don’t be ashamed, you are not alone.  Myself, and just about everyone else, is with you.   Some of use are recovering from our self-imposed brain washing.  Others of us are blissfully unaware of our predicament.  But most of us have at least one religion we’ve managed to craft ourselves.   It is perfectly natural because most programmers got into the field of software development because they were passionate about it....
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Programmers are religious about their technology choices. What other biases are we religious about?