Programming productivity

Maybe this is the key to productivity: just getting started.

… almost every kind of military strategy, from air force dogfights to large scale naval maneuvers, is based on the idea of Fire and Motion. It took me another fifteen years to realize that the principle of Fire and Motion is how you get things done in life. You have to move forward a little bit, every day. It doesn’t matter if your code is lame and buggy and nobody wants it. If you are moving forward, writing code and fixing bugs constantly, time is on your side.

from https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2002/01/06/fire-and-motion/

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Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities – James Clear

Amazing know-how about Buffett’s great success strategy.

Spending time on secondary priorities is the reason you have 20 half-finished projects instead of 5 completed ones.

from Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

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Awesome skillful skater

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10 Node.js Best Practices: Enlightenment from the Node Gurus – Azat Mardan

I see how more and more people chase the next new framework or language. It’s the shiny object syndrome. They learn a new library every week and a new framework every month. They compulsively check Twitter, Reddit, Hacker News and JS Weekly. They use the overwhelming level of activity in the JavaScript world to procrastinate. They have empty public GitHub histories.

Learning new things is good but don’t confuse it for actually building stuff. What matters and what pays your salary is actually building things. Stop over engineering. You’re not building the next Facebook.

The final best practice is to use best practices and the best of the best is to master fundamentals. Read source code, try new things in code and most importantly write tons of code yourself.

from 10 Node.js Best Practices: Enlightenment from the Node Gurus by Azat Mardan

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Programming is not a craft – Dan North

A programmer’s skill and ability is only as good as their personal reputation: there isn’t an accepted, transferable ranking like there is in a “proper” profession.

the mission statement of Visual Basic (whether explicit or not) was to democratize programming.

We need some sort of apprenticeship model, and a way to identify masters, both to apprentices and other masters.

… the most succesful programmers I’ve encountered don’t craft software; they write software in order to move information around, in order to get something done. Information is the real deal – the software just defines the space that it moves around in.

ten years experience is very different from one year repeated ten times

No-one wants your steenking software – they want the capabilities it gives them, and they want those yesterday.
Calling programming a trade takes nothing away from the desire for professionalism, experience and expertise. In the same way I want an expert electrician wiring up my house rather than a cowboy, I want an expert programmer enabling my business. What I don’t want, however, is a prima donna plumber who insists on talking about the elegance, beauty or art of plumbing, or who insists that I appreciate the aesthetic beauty of his joinery, or will “only work with other rock star plumbers, who only practise copper-driven plumbing.”

via https://dannorth.net/2011/01/11/programming-is-not-a-craft/

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Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Mawson Homeschooled Study Reveals Who is Sicker

Finally a study about vaccinating children. I’m not a great believer of drugs and vaccines. I consider them as invaders of the nature’s law of healing and it’s with consequences that we human are not aware yet and maybe never be. Don’t prove me wrong they have their use case sometimes, but in our fast moving world they’re overused from my perspective.

Compared to their parents, children today are four times more likely to have a chronic illness. And while their grandparents might never have swallowed a pill as children, the current generation of kids is a pharmaceutical sales rep’s dream come true: More than one million American children under five years old takes a psychiatric drug. More than 8.3 million kids under 17 have consumed psychiatric drugs, and in any given month one in four is taking at least one prescription drug for something.

Brain and nervous system damage from vaccines is nothing new. Crippling and potentially blinding Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, for example, (which causes MRI-visible white spots on the brain and can progress to multiple sclerosis,) has been described in the medical literature for decades and is a documented side effect of virtually every vaccine. Narcolepsy and Guillain Barré Syndrome are other examples.

Vaccine ingredients are known to cause brain damage. Robert Kennedy Jr. has been highlighting the dangers of mercury as thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines and its relationship to autism.

Aluminium is another well-documented neurotoxin added to vaccines as an adjuvant to evoke an immune system response.

Broad spectrum antibiotics like those frequently used for ear infections are like napalm on the microbiome — they may wipe out bugs that cause ear infections but they affect many other microbes as well, shifting microbiome composition in ways that science is only beginning to understand how profoundly this impacts health. New research links microbiome shifts to a growing list of diseases …

from Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Mawson Homeschooled Study Reveals Who is Sicker

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It’s not about the free food: how to develop a healthy corporate culture — Luca Sartoni

If you want a healthy company culture, lead by example. Every action you take as a founder, more than just words, sets the tone and makes a difference.

via It’s not about the free food: how to develop a healthy corporate culture — Luca Sartoni

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