Delightful, practical book on a difficult subject. 20th Anniversary edition just came out in Sept 2019. I’m currently listening to the 10 hour audible.com edition, which is cheaper than the hardback book.
A quote from the World-Teacher, Adi Da:
Do not play games with sex. It is a very powerful deluding force, and a diversion from the Inherent Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of Reality Itself, into conditional (or cosmic) illusions.
You do not even see the human body as it is. You see it through pictures, through mind. You put on a mummers’ show for one another. In the most common case, women are the “something”, the sexual “object” for men–and men are the same for women. It is a style. But it is also an illusion about you. It is a game….from “The Only Sorrowless Domain”, the Epilogue in Always Enact Fidelity To Me
The image is Untitled, from The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, page 29
Prescription Nutrition: CuriosityStream Documentary Series (2017)
Short and sweet, a delightful 4 part overview (about 20 minutes each) of diet and nutrition that got me up from watching multiple times to go into the kitchen and check ingredients and start cooking! You can probably watch them for free if you sign up for a trial subscription.
In this exclusive, original CuriosityStream documentary series, doctors, chefs and nutritionists weigh in on how changes in diet can positively affect health and longevity.
Part 1: Green Revolution
Explores the extraordinary health benefits of plant-based diets and the amazing revolution taking place on how we approach our relationship with food. Dr. Greger (NutritionFacts.org) outlines how a diet comprised of whole, plant-based foods can dramatically improve well-being and longevity.
Part 2: Grain of Truth
Exposes how the industrial revolution opened the floodgates for highly-processed convenience foods that became “our daily bread.” But those pseudo-grains are known to contribute to chronic disease. Natural, whole grains support longevity and lower the risk of heart disease. Grain of Truth also explores the debate over gluten as a dietary evil.
Part 3: Spilling the Beans
Spotlights some of nature’s tiniest packages that deliver a powerful protein punch. Protein is an essential component of our diet, and for centuries, products of animal origin were thought to be one of the best sources. But, new evidence proves diets high in beans are one of the most important dietary predictors of survival for older people around the world.
Part 4: Natures Candy
Reveals the surprising impact sugar can have on our health. The added sugars in most packaged foods are one of the deadliest ingredients in our modern diet. But the naturally-occurring sugars, antioxidants and nutrients found in most fruits and berries make these sweet treats some of the healthiest foods on our planet.
Adapted from Sean Allen
Just kidding, let’s start with 37! Mostly adapted.
- My recommendation: study software books from the top 100 list
- Learn how to learn: constant: learning
- Repetition is key
- Avoid tutorial trap: build projects
- Learn the Docs
- Cost benefit analysis: manage features to get job done on time
- How senior am i? irrelevant
- Find a mentor
- Be active on twitter: build networking relationships
- Go to meetups if you can
- Portfolio website: Visual showcase your work, pretty pics
- Create small porfolio projects, showcase lots of skills
- Create pretty ReadMe, visual / animated gifs
- Learn basic design skills
- Find the right fit in job, not first offer
- Lesser pay may be right fit
- Work in a tech hub: big city lots of tech, network effects
- Work full-time first before contracting
- Show initiative
- Learn to communicate
- Show that you care
- Do great work, your reputation will follow you
- You’re not too old
- Create content if you can: build online presence
- Be patient Padawan
- 90/90 rule: there’s the first 90%, then there’s the 2nd 90%
- Which language? Do what you enjoy. Learning 2nd language is not a problem
- Don’t use front door /apply : Build relationships first
- Complete hot-tub immersion when learning
- Listen to podcasts
- Network to get contracts
- Startup or big company: it depends on preference
- Study for months for job interview, that’s nuts
- Remote work can get old: fun for 6 months…
- Dev bootcamp worth it? no, force 8-10 hours a day, cooperating, yes. maybe
- It gets easier… after a while
- No need to memorize things