"Play for the long term. Choose jobs working on technology that will still be
relevant a decade hence. Choose jobs that build on your strengths but
significantly stretch beyond them. Always say 'yes' to requests to do more or
take on more. Each is an opportunity. Choose jobs working with the best in the
industry. Working with the best is the quickest way to learn. Never let go of
the details even as you take on broader roles. Don't worry about money, job
title, or recognition. It'll all come and never leave if you get these four
goals right. Short term decisions often yield little and what they do offer
doesn't last. Play the long game."
-- James Hamilton
"I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have
lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I
have been entrusted to take the game
winning shot... and missed. And I have
failed over and over and over again in my
life. And that is why I succeed."
-- Michael Jordan
"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."
There are two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation,
naming things, and off-by-one errors.
Courtesy of Phil Karlton
The Last Bug
"You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance."
-- Ray Bradbury
Max Ehrmann's Desiderata
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
-- Prof. Randy Pausch
I strove with none, for none was worth my strife;
Nature I loved, and next to Nature, Art.
I warm'd both hands before the fire of life;
It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
-- Walter Savage Landor's On His Seventy Fifth Birthday (in 1850)
"...a hitchhiker at dawn on a road somewhere and
the sun comes up and there are trains going by.
The frame of mind of the young hitchhiker is
one of the freest frames of mind there is.
You’re always a little bit hungry and you know you are being completely foolish."
-- Stewart Brand on stay hungry, stay foolish
If you are looking for a career where your services will be
in high demand, you should find something where you provide
a scarce, complementary service to something that is getting ubiquitous and
cheap. So what’s getting ubiquitous and cheap? Data. And what is complementary
to data? Analysis.
-- Hal Varian answers your questions
Namo Amitabha Buddha!