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your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.

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.failingatcode {

a fellow aspiring coder forwarded me a post:

'how i failed, failed and finally succeeded at learning how to code'

*recommended site: project euler

i wanted to highlight some key takeaways from it:

  • No wonder Colin got hooked. The ORIC-1 wasn’t really a toy, but a toy maker. All it asked for was a special kind of blueprint
  • What happened instead is that I burned out after a week
  • For a while I thought I didn’t have the right kind of brain for programming, maybe I needed to be better at math, maybe I needed to be smarter
  • I should have ignored them. I should have just played
  • Once you show them a little of what the machine can do they’ll clamor for more
  • They’ll imagine a game in their head and then relentlessly fight to build it
  • I think that goes a long way toward explaining why so many programmers are self-taught. Sharing solutions to programming problems is easy, perhaps easier than sharing solutions to anything else, because the medium of information exchange — text — is the medium of action. Code is its own description. There’s no translation involved in making it go
  • Programmers take advantage of that fact every day. The Web is teeming with code because code is text and text is cheap, portable and searchable. Copying is encouraged, not frowned upon. The neophyte programmer never has to learn alone
  • Take that thought to its logical end. Imagine a future in which the best way to learn how to do something
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man law 9

go for the gusto

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man law 8

trust your gut- always.

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now i’m going to assume that by now you’ve learned that the worlds not fair and sometimes you get the short end that’s all you get. and if you don’t do something personally to fix it, then that’s all you’re ever gonna get.

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.reads {

it’s interesting how powerful twitter can be at times. the one benefit of applying to the @flatironschool fellowship and getting rejected was connecting with a guy that’s in ┬áthe same boat as i.

we started talking about tech stuff on twitter and he gave some good links i’ll share:

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man law 7

its 10% of whatever you earn, not whatever you feel like giving.

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man law 6

tip well, tip always.

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man law 5

no matter what, give it your best.

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man law 4

be free from the outcome.