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1 year, 1 month ago on Commenting
If you do any one thing in an attempt to improve your health, start tracking something—it doesn't matter whether it's the scale, your food, or a combination of both. That act alone will get you started on the habit because, to cite Peter Drucker, "What gets measured, gets managed."
1 year, 1 month ago on Bye bye, baby weight: How apps helped me drop 17 pounds in July
@techguy1 I think we're all motivated by money... up to a point. Where that point actually sits varies from person-to-person. I also don't think that it's very large. Maybe it's $1MM, or $10MM in net worth, or a $100K+/year salary.
Beyond that, I think motivations change. They certainly do for me.
1 year, 1 month ago on The biggest decision most of us leave to chance
@nrek001 ditto. It's painful, but it does generate some spectacular fireworks.
1 year, 5 months ago on The allure of sociopaths
@MatthewMountford Sophia's one datapoint. Nonetheless, nearly all the entrepreneurs I know (and these are entrepreneurs, not difficult-to-employ people masquerading as entrepreneurs) have had little trouble finding a job that they wanted to do and that the employer was happy to provide.
If an entrepreneur isn't "employable", it often means they weren't that employable before they "became" an "entrepreneur". Not always, but usually.
You may be right that most employers don't want to hire people who have run their own companies—but, those who've run their own companies seldom want to work in those companies in those types of roles in the first place.
1 year, 7 months ago on The case for fewer entrepreneurs
@MatthewMountford Entrepreneurs are quite hirable given they have skills and can demonstrate them, just like everyone else.
And, if all else fails, one could get an MBA or a Masters because it seems many companies care about such things.
@Francisco Dao Naturally. When I say "Hackers", I mean of systems persuasion—not necessarily developers. However, "Hacker" is definitely co-opted by those who seek to justify immoral social engineering. I agree with you—it's unsportsmanlike. And like Cycling's anti-doping rules, habitual offenders will eventually get caught.
"Hackers are above such things as rules, after all, you’re not breaking the law, your hacking it."
By the way, you just hacked the English language right there: "your" should be "you're".
1 year, 7 months ago on A culture of lies and laziness
@jeff419 They're definitely in the grey area. Their antics, however morally justified (or not), squarely keep them out of white-hat territory. I would also guess that some of their activities could fall in black hat territory. But they're anonymous so couldn't say for sure.
As it turns out, Hackers have adopted the word "crackers" for those who exploit systems either maliciously or for personal financial/social gain, leaving the term "hackers" to mean those who explore the limits of systems for intellectual pursuits.
Secondly, in the traditional sense, there are three types of hackers: white, black, and grey hats. Crudely, you can think of White Hats as goodie-goodies, Black Hats like "The Plague" from the movie "Hackers", and Grey Hats fall somewhere in the middle. Crackers are effectively Black hats. For those playing at home, Anonymous is somewhere on the dark end of the spectrum.
These categorizations should also apply to hacking in other, non-technical pursuits. As a Hacker (of the Grey persuasion), I would appreciate it if others would stop giving us a bad name with your black hat antics!
"And the only people I fear are those who never have doubts." - Billy Joel, Shades of Grey
Complete lyrics: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Shades-Of-Grey-lyrics-Billy-Joel/5D181FA0CA3A3DF748256870001FCDA2
1 year, 7 months ago on Living with doubt
@SamJones_darxxun I tell people that I wouldn't wish this lifestyle, "the show", on my worst enemy.
1 year, 7 months ago on The show
For some, the Internet is an appendage, like a second face, and not merely an information conduit. It can be hard to separate out and to even think of technology in terms of a 'relationship'.
I don't think your concerns are addressed enough. Kids play with iPads and forgo dirt and I don't think we consider the implications.
1 year, 11 months ago on Attention too seductive to quit
Failure gives you scars; and, while chicks dig scars, no one actively looks to get hurt unless they're an idiot or a masochist.
(Pardon the gender-specific analogy.)
1 year, 11 months ago on Why failure matters
So proud of my friend Francisco—crushing it! So excited I could spit rainbows on all the growth he's hacked. Killing it, dude. Killing. It! #brofistbump #loyalty #wolfpack
1 year, 11 months ago on The False Loyalty of the Echo Chamber
FOMO (fear of missing out) is a powerful force.
1 year, 11 months ago on Lost in a Haze of Distraction
When I was a teenager, I was captivated by the art and cycling culture of the Playa and always wanted to go. (I used to race mountain bikes in the desert.)
However, after hearing stories from recent attendees these past few years, it sounds more like a network event than anything else. Sounds like people are missing the point.
2 years ago on Why I Don’t Worry About Missing Burning Man
2 years, 3 months ago on The (dis)Connected World, Pt. 2: The Broken Promise of the Internet
You're right: the difference is in the specificity and in the story. With a vivid narrative, you can identify specific challenges and adjust the vision, improving the odds of success. A little delusion is ok as it's helpful in generating honest problems to solve. Ultimately, that's what we're all out to do.
PS. Nice nod to Daniel Kahneman.
2 years, 5 months ago on The Illusion of Imagination (And How It Drives Silicon Valley)
Thanks for having me, Joshua!
2 years, 5 months ago on What is Huntsy.com?