Some bits of wisdom: much of it about technology, spirituality, and free
sustainable living -- that I've collected and wanted to keep somewhere.
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+: I found particularly insightful; recommended.
Healing from Trauma
+ The Body Keeps Score: the most effective & interesting book I've ever read on trauma. This helped me so much in understanding what trauma is, the depths of how it effects us, and how to start to heal. Highly recommended if you have trauma or even suspect you might.
Buddhism & Zen
+ Fearless: The 7 Principles of Peace of Mind by Brenda Shoshanna
- Reflections of Zen
Rebel Budda by Dzogchen Ponlop
+ The Issue at Hand by Gil Fronsdal
+ Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh
Smile at Fear by Chogyan Trungpa
Expect Nothing by Clarice Bryan
Stages of Meditation by Dalai Lama XIV
The Best Buddhist Writing of 2011 by Melvin McLeod (Editor), various
Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
+ Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
+ The Authentic Life by Ezra Bayda
The Zen of You and Me by Diane Musho Hamilton
+ Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
Hamming, "You and Your Research"
aggregation of marginal gains
repititions, not goals
plan for failure
"Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is
simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day." —Jim Rohn
Cutting through to what matters
This is not a general disdain for the new: they want to see innovation as
much as anybody, but are skeptical of newborn frameworks, tools and technologies
that fail to embody the timeless principles that they've found
Frameworks descend and burn up in the atmosphere like meteors. Technology
changes fast enough that today’s problems are never tomorrow’s problems.
Historically, our greatest technologies have been created by those who kept
digging until they hit bedrock; who understood foundational ideas and
technologies well enough to improve upon them.
You Aren't Gonna Need It
Emtpy Your Cup
The "XY Problem"
Fundamental Attribution Error
The 15 minute
How to be a
Simple Made Easy
The Value of Values
How Software Gets
It's hard to get new developers interested in a software project if we force
them to not just learn how it works, but also how it got there, because its
process of evolution is so critical to the final shape it ended up in. [...]
These kinds of clever tricks incur, not a technical, but a social debt that
strictly accrues over time.
dumb predictable tools
it's better for your tool to be dumb and work in predictable ways than to
implement surprising "convenience" behaviors. The presence of magic numbers
set by default is a good indicator that some tool is too "smart" for its own
good and will cause you grief.
a note about git commit
The Law of Leaky
How to Design a Good API and Why it Matters
"Applied Philosophy a.k.a. 'Hacking'"
How to Become a Hacker
High Level JS Style
Art of Node
the unix way
The Art of UNIX Programming
UNIX as an IDE
Hints for Writing UNIX Tools
When frameworks make your decisions for you, you very often won't even realize
that a decision has been made at all so it's much harder to identify problems
when the assumptions grounded in that technology choice no longer apply.
open source community
How to Capture an Open Source Project
A Taxonomy of Help Vampires
power structures in society
Types of Anticapitalism & Real Utopias
'Teaching a man to fish' parable is a
The Tyranny of Structurelessness
Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered
Holistic and Prescriptive
Four Arguments for the Elimination of
Notes toward a Neo-Luddite
Absence of the
The Web We Lost
The Internet with a Human Face
no internet makes you significantly more productive than bad internet -- @feross
see also meta-knowledge