User: metadat

  • Created: 915 days ago
  • Karma: 17393
  • I'm an okay developer, and occasionally terrible person.

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    The journey is not based on increasing success

    Rather in increasing awareness

    You are here to discover the deepest truth

    About yourself

    All the things you think is wrong with you

    Is just a doorway to the discovery

    Of your strength

    Where I was searching for the meaning

    I found myself instead

    Release yourself

    To the unknown

    - Pato Shoucair, Soulstice

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    Scar tissue wears out relationships:

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36093954

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    "Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." - Terry Pratchett

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    Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

    - Steve Jobs

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    I will comment when I am a world-renowned expert, and also when I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about. Can you spot the difference?

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    “The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.” — Thucydides

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    "If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable." -- Seneca

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    "Seize the means of computation." -- Cory Doctorow

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    https://gist.githubusercontent.com/eliot-akira/6eaecda619d0fafd1d74/raw/4dcb405f0f604c240e3eabb5ecf88d143cf99582/how-software-companies-die

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    "One can not learn what one thinks one already knows" —Epictetus

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    "People look at failure much more carefully than they look at success."

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=34042340

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    I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me..."

    - Abe Simpson

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    "I made a design pattern for reducing the amount of flour needed in bread"

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    Joy can be shared, but grief must be endured alone.

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    Mark Zuckerberg: “Haters are supporters; hate is a solution”

    - GPT-3@filipo

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    "I mean, what have you got to lose? You know, you come from nothing. You're going back to nothing. What have you lost? Nothing."

    - Monty Python

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    “Aboard my ship, excellent performance is standard, standard performance is sub-standard, and sub-standard performance is not permitted to exist - that, I warn you.”

    - Captain Queeg (The Caine Mutiny)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Caine_Mutiny

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    "You are the universe experiencing itself"

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    "You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm"

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    “Man is a gregarious animal. We work in herds, in teams. The bear can do exactly as he pleases, for he works alone. We do not work alone. We depend throughout our lives on the goodwill of other men. If a man does not learn to bend, to be friendly and considerate, and to respect his brother’s ego—in things both big and little—he’ll find himself disliked and locked up in his own unhappiness.” C.F. Braun

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    I'm an adventure seeker on an empty street. Just an alley creeper with light on my feet. A middle age fighter screaming, with no time for doubt. With the pain and anger can't see a way out. "It ain't much I'm asking" you'll hear me say "gotta find me a future, move out of my way". I'm a man with a one track mind. So much to do in one lifetime, not a man for compromise and where's and why's and living lies. So I'm living it all and I'm giving it all.

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        Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.
    
        - Carl Jung
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    Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.

    Brian Eno

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        The purpose of knowledge is action, not knowledge.
    
        ― Aristotle
        
        Knowledge isn't free. You have to pay attention.
    
        ― Richard Feynman
        
        "Information is not truth."
      
        ― Yuval Noah Harari  
        
        If I were the plaything of every thought, I would be a fool, not a wise man.
    
        ― Rumi
        
        Dhamma is in your mind, not in the forest. You don't have to go and look anywhere else.
    
        ― Ajahn Chah
         
        Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world, 
        but in the process he loses his soul.
    
        ― Alexander Solzhenitsyn
        
        The wise man knows the Self,  
        And he plays the game of life.  
        But the fool lives in the world  
        Like a beast of burden.
     
        ― Ashtavakra Gita (4―1)
    
        We must be true inside, true to ourselves, 
        before we can know a truth that is outside us.
    
        ― Thomas Merton
    
        Saying yes frequently is an additive strategy. Saying no is a subtractive strategy. Keep saying no to a lot of things - the negative and unimportant ones - and once in awhile, you will be left with an idea which is so compelling that it would be a screaming no-brainer 'yes'.
    
    
        - unknown
    
    Addiction is giving up everything for one thing, sobriety is giving up one thing for everything.

    A preoccupation with the means is a lack of commitment to the end.

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    The tree remembers but the axe forgets.

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    The Narcissist's Prayer

    That didn't happen.

    And if it did, it wasn't that bad.

    And if it was, that's not a big deal.

    And if it is, that's not my fault.

    And if it was, I didn't mean it.

    And if I did, you deserved it.

    https://www.thelifedoctor.org/the-narcissist-s-prayer

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    "The Love"

    https://www.wired.com/story/lee-holloway-devastating-decline-brilliant-young-coder/

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    People are what make life worth living.

    Flagged gems:

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31453554

    Hilarity ensued:

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=33104954

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=34947100

    https://github.com/minimaxir/hacker-news-undocumented

    https://hnbadges.netlify.app/?user=metadat

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    He / Him / It