a more or less weekly digest of juicy stuff
- why work doesn't happen at work, recommended
- how to be right 90% of the time, and why i'd rather be wrong, it's easy - every time you hear about a new idea or business, just say that it won't work. say that it's a bad idea, the wrong thing, bubble thinking, a hobby and not a business, hopelessly naive, not innovative enough, too different, that it's been tried before, that it won't appeal to regular people, or any of hundreds of other criticisms seen in the comments on reddit, techcrunch, or elsewhere
- this is why you shouldn't interrupt a programmer
- does life end at 35? don't be in so much of a rush. be easier on yourself. comparing yourself to what others are doing is a waste of time
- most people won't, which means those that do change everything
- organic startup ideas, don't be discouraged if what you produce initially is something other people dismiss as a toy. in fact, that's a good sign. that's probably why everyone else has been overlooking the idea
- the first 20 hours, how to learn anything
- how to give constructive design feedback over email, email feedback also arrives all at once, and when done poorly, it's hard not to interpret it as a big ball of negativity - even if the sender meant well
- security and obscurity revisited, making something harder to see does not make it easier to attack if or when it is discovered
- a guide to hiring the right people for your startup, the only reason you would hire someone in a startup is if you thought they will increase your chances of success
- the person they'll become, a lot of future perfect people are stuck in current mediocre positions. they just haven't had the chance to do their best work
- founders' wiki, a guide to the good stuff - for every one of the entrepreneurial hats that you are wearing
- why does the alarm clock snooze button give you nine extra minutes, not ten?
- wengenn in wonderland, photography project by queenie liao
- g.rag y los hermanos patchekos, caribbean desert folk core trash orchestra from monaco di baviera. brilliant band
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