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Some Interesting Quotations…

Quotes I have found interesting:

Postel’s Law — “Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others”

 

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – collected

 

” If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results” – Jack Dixon

 

“If you want to be happy, be” — Leo Tolstoy.

 

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi

 

“The only stupid question is the one that isn’t asked” — Collected.

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My Reading Pipeline…

February 12, 2014 Leave a comment

On the following things I need to have some working knowledge:

WSGI :

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Swift Middleware:

http://julien.danjou.info/blog/2013/extending-swift-with-a-middleware-clamav

Categories: About me

Lionel Messi – a source of inspiration, source of lives

February 9, 2014 2 comments

I am neither a fan of football nor fan of any other game. But I am a fan of messy. He is quite different from most other  – he shows how to focus on football, which eventually reflects how to focus on anything. Other than his art and tricks (which has left nothing to mention about), I like his attitude of being very hard to stop. He always follows one football and highlights anything that might hinder him following it.

When he stumbles, he rises up quickly and get control of the ball as if he has his life in the tiny little plastic one. He never expects the match referee to see the hostility brought upon him by his fellow game mates which To me, resembles like – in your way people would try to deviate you, pull you back, its your responsibility to focus  your job disregarding whoever else retracts you and expecting no one else to help you. Just moments back, I watched some highlights from messy, and I felt that besides enjoying his dribbling tricks, he possess so many insights and inspiration in his work, one of which that came to my mind –  ‘it is no matter what, you never stop trying’.   It is no less to say when a match has messy as a player, it is no more only a game, not only for fun, but also source of inspiration, guidelines for whoever want to achieve his/her own goal.

philosophy of mistakes (blurred line between facts and assumptions)

February 3, 2014 2 comments

In my “philosophy of mistakes” series one of my intentions was to point out different ways that let us make mistakes. One very common reason is making invalid or unjustified assumptions which I have talked about in this note – https://prosuncsedu.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/philosophy-of-mistakes-invalid-or-wrong-assumptions

I think, the other common way of making mistake is having a blurred line between facts and assumptions. Sometime, we have prejudice on a particular thing that refrains our lazy mind to give it a fresh thought. As a result, it may happen that there remains some concepts/concern raw or uncooked in our mind, and we never know before it hurts . Lets try to make it concrete by an example –

In my school campus, once I had a meeting in building named “BSB”. Having the fact that, i was in the campus for last three years, I had an impression that I knew all the buildings in my campus. So, before that very meeting time, I did not thought about the building name and location because it seemed too obvious for my attention to be paid.I unfortunately, thought of the wrong building, and when I reached there, found nothing. Later I analyzed why I have made this mistake. It seemed to me I made this mistake because of my prejudice that I know my school campus very well and so, I did not pay enough attention to the place the meeting was going to be held.

So, the point that can be made here – be sure that you are not having an impression like ‘you know something that you do not really know’. Probably this is very hard to question the knowledge possessed by yourself but sometime this may really pay you off.

Categories: About me, self development

It feels nice when ‘your content was among the top 5% of most viewed on SlideShare in 2013’

January 14, 2014 2 comments

It feels nice when ‘your content was among the top 5% of most viewed on SlideShare in 2013’

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Know thyself – making your weakness pays you off

September 13, 2013 Leave a comment

“Know thyself” – I have heard this  so many times, probably you too,  before you heard it again from me. But I wonder what to know about one’s self – specially when there is a lot to know even  that we cannot know ourselves completely.

Several times, I have asked people about themselves – interestingly enough, it seemed, some person even know others (ex. celebrity) better than they know themselves. Lets see whether you can answer these (I am not going to  say what it implies if you can / cannot answer):

1. What is your favorite color/ bird/animal and so on?

2. What you like to do and what you do not like to do ?

3. what you are doing now ? What you gonna do next ?

4. What are your virtues and what are your vices ?

Anyway, there is a lot and I think, sometime, it is reasonable that you did not think of many of these questions beforehand. For example, if you would have asked me ” what you would do if you are suddenly turned into a sloth?” What the hell! I don’t know, why would I have thought it beforehand?

So, it is okay, not to know answers of very creepy questions about yourself and  hypothetical situation you may fall into.  But as a smart person, you should know least facts about yourself of which  your strength and weakness come first.

“well, why   should I know about my strength  – this is what I already have”. Okay, that seems reasonable but not. In order to use your strength effectively, you need to be aware of it. As for an example, if you work better with a cup of coffee – why not go, grab it and get it done.

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By the way, in this note, I want to focus on knowing the  importance of your weakness so that it can help you making the best out of it. So, if  you know your weakness (first of all, you have to know it), here is something you can do:

1. Find out causes of  weakness and cut them off. For example, some person feel comfortable( and confident) in work, when they know they are looking good. If you feel the same way, make yourself look pretty, be confident and nail it down.

2. prevent recurring causes of your weakness, when it is not possible to root them out . For example, if your slutty colleague pissed you off thereby  affects your productivity, stop seeing her (or him) so often (BTW, this is an example to light on the point , you may not  follow it verbose). To be honest, I had many situations when I had to avoid seeing  some of my acquaintance for going better.

3. Take advantage of your weakness. At this point, you know you have certain weakness (and we all have) which you cannot get rid off. Start making use of your weakness. For example, you know, you cannot study/ work overnight while some of your friends/colleagues  do. So, don’t plan your study/work following your friends. Follow, your strength and consider your weakness. On the other hand, I have seen from my personal experience that one of my acquaintance (he was a damn good programmer)  felt more comfortable thinking and solving programming problems at night. He used to say in a funny way “Give me a night, I will make it happen”. Interestingly enough, most of his success, came at night.

To share my personal experiences, some of my weakness indeed paid me off. For example, from my childhood, I was not a good speaker. I could not amuse people by my boring style communication. So, I started listening more than speaking. Eventually, I become a good listener. Now I think, in some respects, being a good listener is more than being a good speaker. Often people found me comfortable to share secret with – which I enjoy. Again, I think, to be a good speaker, you have to listen a lot. So, I believe, being a good listener is one of my virtues. One of my another attributes came from my weakness as well which is – not being so argumentative which was because of the fact of being very bad at  logic and reasoning,

Finally, the point, I want to make  –  know your weakness. Take advantage of  your  own weakness before you let others taking advantage of  it. 

Prosun

@ Chase Hill,

on 9/15/2013 3:16 PM.