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Intelligence v Thinking ~ Edward de Bono alvin April 24, 2019 - 8:35pm

Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned.”

~ Edward de Bono

We all want something beautiful

“I just want something beautiful, Mo.”

“We all want something beautiful, Willie.”

Quotes about work and Zen (practicing Zen at work)

For many years I struggled with how to combine two of my main interests, Zen and work. I had read that the Zen mind is the mind before thinking, so it seemed like Zen and work must be totally unrelated. But over time I came to understand phrases like, “When working, just work.”

This article contains a collection of quotes that have been helpful to me in understanding the relationship between Zen and work. Please note that I don’t wrap each quote in double quotes, and I also try to attribute each quote to the correct author/speaker. If you’re interested in how to combine Zen and work, I hope you’ll find them helpful.

Write shy code — modules that don’t reveal anything unnecessary alvin April 3, 2019 - 10:47am

“Write shy code — modules that don’t reveal anything unnecessary to other modules and that don’t rely on other modules’ implementations.”

~ Dave Thomas

Roy Carlson: The sooner you start to code, the longer the program will take alvin March 18, 2019 - 12:02pm

“The sooner you start to code, the longer the program will take.”

~ Roy Carlson (which I saw in this tweet)

In general, I’m a fan of that quote, meaning that the harder the problem is, the more I like to find a whiteboard or some index cards to work through the problem that way before I start coding.

The sins of the father

“They don’t wash off easily, do they?”

“What’s that?”

“The sins of the father.”

~ from The Good Cop