Last week, Bob’s old mountain bike (which he gave me when he stopped riding, and which I didn’t ride all that much in Hobart but made my regular commute after moving to Sydney) had died. I say “died,” but in fairness, it’s just a bit wonky and in need of repair.
Five things. 1. How to Do What You Love, by Paul Graham. Simply full of gold. Favourite quote:
> Prestige is especially dangerous to the ambitious. If you want to make ambitious people waste their time on errands, the way to do it is to bait the hook with prestige. That's the recipe for getting people to give talks, write forewords, serve on committees, be department heads, and so on. It might be a good rule simply to avoid any prestigious task.
Exhaustion of resources has got to be the most annoying facet of having All Of The Irons In The Fire.
Things I want that are at a premium right now:
It’s the silly season already, and that means Xmas. Or is it Exmas?
Hello everybody! What’s up? Cool.
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Also my good friend Thomas K. has written an excellent introduction to the principles of coffeetime, well worth reading even if you don’t drink coffee. Read more at http://arctanx.id.au/ct/
Why on earth did I forget to blog about this when it happened?
I take pride in being the fourth wheel of the Secret Lab fun van. We’re doing some wonderful things, and finally, one of them I can blog about.
So yesterday Rowan was giving away piles of cruft—he’s moving to the big cheese quite soon—and I picked up this little handheld radio, antenna having been detached. Today I went and got some batteries on my way in to uni, and powered it up.