A Semi-Charmed Life: Mike's Journey

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

My Treasure Notes

I just wanted to share these notes that i kept and still adding some whenver i got to read onto something. Here they are in no particular order. Thanks to the people who made these.
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  • If Electronics is Silicon, then Code is Pure Human.

  • Human Knowledge Belongs to the WORLD!

  • Programming with no passion and no good goals never go far, and if you are led by some people with no talent more complicated too and then next step is lost some creativity inside of us.

  • Because in 1970-95 programmers were one family. if a stranger would tell you back then, that he is a programmer, immediately you and he would become "soul" brothers.Now a new type emerged, so called "coder". coder is not a programmer. coder is a person, who don't cares what he/she is writing or for what purpose. the only thing that matters to coder -- is money.
  • Kabutz: Good Java programmers need a solid understanding of the underlying classes they're using. Sun has always published the source code of the Java classes together with the JDK -- that has been my reference.

  • Kabutz: Programmers need to be careful that their brains don't turn to stone. You may specialize in one field and find that, when the technology changes, you end up on the street. Because your brain is your single biggest asset, you need to continually feed it new information and ideas.

  • To really learn, you need to choose the technology that you want to experiment in and take the time to study and read, which will require sacrificing your personal time. If you follow this advice, you'll grow more valuable over time and won't become a computer dinosaur.

  • 'Do not take life seriously. After all, no one has ever come out of italive.' --- Bugs Bunny

  • “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

  • “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life; and the only way to be satisfied is to do whatever you think is great work; and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle.”This just reaffirms that passion and love of work is a key to success.

  • Reading can gather ideas, but only reality can create skill

  • "Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." - Albert Einstein

  • Skepticism isn’t cynicism, which rejects everything. It just means you need to place a layer of rational thought before accepting anything as truth.

  • Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal!Copying = Taking something that X else has done and making something that looks like it. An observer says 'This is a copy of X.' X still gets his credit.
    Stealing = Taking something that X has done and making it your own. An observer does not realise that you have taken from X, so X does not get his credit.

  • "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

  • “Design consists of creating things for clients who may not know what they want, until they see what you’ve done, then they know exactly what they want, but it’s not what you did.”- A good designer is one who accepts and integrates this reality into their process to produce a better result with less friction.

Next time i'll add my own -lol

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