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This is my question to the community.
You have a growing list of hobbies you'd like to take up. Skills to acquire. Places you'd like to travel to. An ever expanding list of books on your to-read list. Your Netflix queue is excessive.
How do you decide what to do and when? How do you prioritize?
Your heart is pounding. Breaths, quick and shallow. Hands, shaky. Stomach, tight. Are you nervous or excited? What’s the difference?
I choose excited. And it is a choice; one that you can consciously make. A very crucial choice. The physical signs are similar, if not exactly the same. Plus they both usually occur before an uncommon event, normally one with social implications or pressures. But the connotations? Opposite. Nervousness undoubtedly carries a negative connotation, apprehension about the perceived outcome. Excitement, on the other hand, denotes positive anticipation. Yeah, I think that’s it: apprehension vs. anticipation.
So next time you have to give that big speech, want to talk to that cutie, ask your boss for a raise, take the game deciding free throw: Are you nervous? Nope. Excited. Go beast it.
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In terms of utility PHP is obviously pretty high up there, but in terms of learning good coding habits and learning about what makes languages good, PHP is regarded as basically a monstrosity. I love this article:
If you're an IT tech and you work with Microsoft systems, learn C# and Powershell. C# is one of the best-designed of the modern languages (in my opinion the absolute best.)
None of those teach you about writing code that gets down near the "metal", so to speak, but that's not really that relevant these days, of all people in the world programming, some tiny percentage of them now are writing in a low-level language.
Seems to be alot of world travellers around here. How do you all find the best rates for flights? I don't fly out much if at all so I just hop on one of the flight search engines and see what comes out. I always thought this was optimal until I joined the Virgin America Elevate club and suddenly I'm inundated with offers for flights with lower prices than what I can find on the search engines.
I did a bit of research and a lot of people claim that flight search engines only give out lowest advertised prices - and not the lowest price the airline is truly willing to give out. Given that how do you get the "real deals" for flights? I may need to leave the country in approx. 1 or 2 weeks and given that timeframe it looks like a lot of flights are in the high range. After my Virgin America experience it seems like airlines reward loyal customers - should I place all my eggs in one basket or is there a better way to get good deals?
I've been using it every day but it's not been working the last couple of days. Have you decided to get rid of it?
I'm a long time reader of Tynan. He's such an inspiration.
Most people can't believe I never finished my college degree when they speak to me. I'm fairly articulate I guess and I attribute this to having done a lot of reading over my lifetime.
I just quit a full time job with a big entity because it was killing my spirit. I have been self employed in the past but never make much money because I lack discipline. I also have this problem with wanting to hedge my bets by trying to have 4 or 5 fledgling businesses at a time and what happens is I never know which thing to work on, when. I guess I just get overwhelmed. I'd like to share my some of my "fledgelings" with you guys and gals and see what you think. Maybe some of you have tried these things and maybe some of you can tell me if they are a waste of time or not. I also need to be accountalbe to someone(s) for my day. I'd like to write out my schedule and report back on how whether I stayed on task or not.
Well, this came out longer than I expected. Sorry, but I do cover a lot of ground, so have a cup of of your favorite beverage, and have a leisurely read.
Just today, Tynan suggested I make a post on the community board. Here it is. I thought it would be appropriate to introduce myself rather than try and wow anyone—not that I'd wow anyone necessarily, but I'd be kidding you if I said I wouldn't try.
That said, my name is Richard Crockett. That's how I introduce myself in formal situations, but I go by "Rick." It's too hard to say "Rick Crockett." It sounds like "Rick Rocket," and though that would be a cool name, it is not mine. I always put the "G.," for "Garrett," in the middle when I write it out. I started doing that so my friends could find me on Google. Later, one of my author friends told me to stick with that because an artist's name is his brand.
In my little bio, it says, "Professional woodcarver, amateur writer, eternal student." That's true enough. I make a living carving wood—not much of one, but a living. I could do better, but I have so many activities that my time gets spread thin. My favorite girl says I should not say "amateur writer" because that implies you are not serious or not really competent. I pointed out to her that it is only when you say amateur alone that it is derogatory, but when you use it to modify another word, like "athlete," it just means that you don't get paid. In no way does it mean that you are lousy at something, and reasonably educated people understand that. I write a lot. It so happens that I wrote a Roman period historical novel over the summer. It was a continuation of a an earlier project that I could not complete because I did not know enough history and enough Latin and Greek to read original sources. I actually am a college student too. I returned to school because I wanted to rewrite my first draft with higher skill and understanding. I have heard of people who could teach themselves Latin and Greek on their own. I'm not one of them. And the books that I thought were good history books turned out to be hardly better than children's introductions to the subject. This I discovered when I got into graduate school where I study history at Fresno State in California. I got my BA in classical literature and language last year. No brag. In my final year, the bar was so high I could barely pull "C"s. But I did learn how to read primary sources in the original languages—just not fast enough to score well on tests.
Men: 2 years ago my cousin and I were looking into opening one of those "pop up" halloween stores. We were going to rent out a store for a month, and just stock it with halloween costumes. They open up in Brooklyn every year, and the line is usually out the door. Costume stores make 95% of their sales in October.
So, I would like to form a webpage selling halloween costumes. I have a cosignment contract with "spirit halloween" and amazon associates. Average commission with spirit is about $6, and with amazon its around $2. Looking for someone to help me design the page (I suck), and then just promote the crap out of it for October. I will put up the money for hosting, and we will split the profits on Nov 1. Anyone interested? Would love to have the page up by Oct 1 and start making some [email protected]
Hey guys, I have been a fan of Tynan’s for a long time and have always wanted to travel but never knew how.
Recently, I become a male au pair and have decided to blog about it as there are not a lot out there on the Internet about the how’s and why’s so I thought it would be an interesting topic to write about here.
This is an article that i wrote for my blog a couple months ago, i thought i would share with you guys. Also, if anyone know any book similar to Siddhartha to share! I would appreciate it.For those of you guys that never read Siddhartha i highly recommend it. For those who already read it, give some of your opinion on it!
Today on further reading of the book "Siddhartha" read an excerpt that was quite illuminating.
"What the Buddha had said, that the treasure and secret was not his doctrine, but something inexpressible and not transferable he had lived at the time of his enlightenment - it was just what he was now trying to find what he now began to live. It was necessary that he himself was living it. There is much that Atman knew I was his own, sharing the eternal essence of Brahman. But never had I actually discovered this because wanted to catch it with the network of thought. "
Most of the time we try to reach conclusions only through our thought, a sort of shortcut.
These conclusions are made by a person and they tend to give us advice to save us time,because they think that we will eventually find that is how they say it is. Giving due consideration to the advice, is in some cases is necessary to pass through the experience to know that, in fact, was true, or, conversely, was not so well, as they said. The experience is a must, otherwise, nothing is learned or, what is learned is superficially.