Is there really a distinction between a negatively and a positively creative person – or are they just the same people compelled by different circumstances in life?
Use always lower case messages. errors.New("cannot open; magic mime db is already open") is enough. Error messages are what end users see, so we shouldn't include any development-related suggestions.
Here is the curious fact that made me pay attention to Go — Amazon adopted Go as a language for their AWS Lambda serverless platform before Google could release a similar capability in GCP. That must have stung the GCP team!
I love software design that enables creativity, values simplicity, and doesn’t put users in a box.
When a new technology emerges, we either grossly underestimate or severely overestimate its importance.
“Is it absolutely necessary that the user wait for this action to be completed before we can give them a response?”
Subtracting reminds me that what I need to change is something already here, not out there.
So how do you get to one person? How do you make one person care? It’s easy. You identify a persona, you find someone who matches that persona, and you hit them up. I like to look for creatives who are doing something similar to me. Bloggers, writers, artists — whoever it is. Then I go on Twitter. I find their audience, and I find some of the people who follow their work, and I get to know them. I reach out and explain that I found them because we’re both fans of the same creative. And I want to share my work with them. I have an 80% response rate from people I reach out to in this way. Almost everyone will take the time to check out your work, as long as you aren't spamming them or being disrespectful. This isn't a situation where you can blast out an email or a tweet to a hundred people, it has to be extremely personal and tailored.
Sometimes liberation is just a Command+W away.
Metaphors and stories are far more potent(alas) than ideas
We humans are not just a superficial race; we are a very unfair one.
What you know cannot really hurt you.
The payoff of a human venture is, in general, inversely proportional to what it is expected to be.
It is easy to see that life is the cumulative effect of a handful of significant shocks.
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”
Secondly, some programmers had misunderstood the Gregorian calendar rule that determines whether years that are exactly divisible by 100 are not leap years, and assumed the year 2000 would not be a leap year. Years divisible by 100 are not leap years, except for years that are divisible by 400. Thus the year 2000 was a leap year.
In 2009, Swedish researched published an enormous international study which found striking evidence that bipolar disease and schizophrenia shared a strong genetic link.
He was a bird that had voluntarily caged itself.
the apocalypse of Partition, its political trauma sublimated into their psychic trauma. Partition, they knew, had split apart not just nations, but also minds.
Beyond overjoy, there is no over-overjoy; there is only madness and mania.
the brittle self-assuredness of adolescence already annealing into the self-confidence of adulthood.
Second, everyone starts to re-think the part women can play in their own communities. A recent study in India found that merely owning and using a bank account led women to work outside the home more. As a result, they earned more money, but they also changed men’s perception of them. By defying a social norm that confined them inside, they started to change it.
First, their families benefit. One in three married women in the poorest countries have no say over major household purchases. Research shows, however, that women are much more likely than men to buy things that set their families on a pathway out of poverty, like nutritious food, health care, and education. In Niger, for example, when women had more financial autonomy, their families ate more meat and fish. One of the most astonishing statistics I’ve seen is that when a mother has control over her family’s money, her children are 20% more likely to survive.
With a new focus on women’s economic empowerment, connecting women to markets, making sure they have access to financial services, and empowering them to help themselves, we aim to help tear down the barriers that keep half the world from leading a full life.
The norms that allow these abuses are the same ones that disempower the poorest women, and only when they are dismantled across the globe will all women and girls be able to lead the lives they want.
A common fear with being a “generalist” is that you become OK at a lot of things, but great at nothing. A common solution to this is to specialise in something, and become a T-shaped developer, whereby you know one language/stack/tech really well, and a little about other things. This shows you can learn other things, but also can go deep on a certain area.
At times, the company seems to police videos primarily in response to public outcry, which makes its decisions inherently haphazard and potentially malleable.
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.”
WHENEVER Abraham Lincoln felt the urge to tell someone off, he would compose what he called a “hot letter.” He’d pile all of his anger into a note, “put it aside until his emotions cooled down,” Doris Kearns Goodwin once explained on NPR, “and then write: ‘Never sent. Never signed.’ ”
Among public figures who need to think twice about their choice of words, the unsent angry letter has a venerable tradition. Its purpose is twofold. It serves as a type of emotional catharsis, a way to let it all out without the repercussions of true engagement. And it acts as a strategic catharsis, an exercise in saying what you really think,
It’s public shaming with an escape hatch. Does knowing that we can expect a collective response to our indignation make it more satisfying?
The ease of venting drowns out the possibility of recanting, and the speed of it all prevents a deeper consideration of what exactly we should say and why, precisely, we should say it.
Now we need only click a reply button to rattle off our displeasures. And in the heat of the moment, we find the line between an appropriate response and one that needs a cooling-off period blurring. We toss our reflexive anger out there, but we do it publicly, without the private buffer that once would have let us separate what needed to be said from what needed only to be felt. It’s especially true when we see similarly angry commentary coming from others. Our own fury begins to feel more socially appropriate.
Many books are 250 pages of filler around one idea.
Leaving was difficult because I had more to learn, but there will always be employers like Google.
History cannot devolve into medical biography – but nor can it stand outside it.
Modesty is a virtue yet one gets further without it.
How small a thought it takes to fill someone's whole life.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Be patient. No matter what.
Unlike the (in)famous 404, this is a case where a resource used to exist, but has been removed permanently, and is not expected to return. If you have removed a page from your website permanently, 410 should be used, rather than 404.
Cutouts is an open source application. Code licensed under the MIT license. Copyright 2018 Siddharth Kannan