I can remember why I put most of those articles there, I really wanted to read them. The thing is hundreds of them were outdated. It was at least 1000 articles that were 'news'. Things like some early info about iOS5 or GoogleGlass. This kind of articles is fun to read but they have minor value. I have realized that removing them. There is really not much you can get from those but it's hard to realize that when they are new.
Some time ago I've stumbled upon idea to put all things you want to read into a queue and read them after a couple of months. It sounded stupid but I think now that I know the reason behind it. After a couple of months it will be easier to nice obvious time-wasters.
But enough about crap, so what are these best articles?
Of course it's not complete list of all best articles out there but you should look them up and get the idea how they look like. Order have meaning:
How To Become A Hacker by Eric Steven Raymond
Hackers and Painters by Paul Graham
Somewhat connected, maybe I'll manage to use some ideas from this post: Work, Life And Side Projects by Paul Boag
If you are into games and Math seems scary I can recommend one series of blog posts from Wolfire Games that is the most straightforward guide I've seen.
- Linear algebra for game developers ~ part 1 by David Rosen
- Linear algebra for game developers ~ part 2 by David Rosen
- Linear algebra for game developers ~ part 3 by David Rosen
- Linear algebra for game developers ~ part 4 by David Rosen
It made me think #
I can recommend both How To Become A Hacker and Hackers and Painters. I know that a couple of years ago someone recommended "Hackers and Painters" to me, I remember that I have read it but I can't remember being so inspired after it.
Both of them value 'hacking' (not cracking) as an art and craft. Doing something useful. For a last year I've been into reading books. I still think it's great source of knowledge, mostly because exposition to various ideas about a subject that you would not think to find going from blog-post to blog-post and and searching for a specific fix. Unfortunately I think I went to far.
What I realized is lack of my personal project.
I can always find many reasons I'm not doing it.
- Commute taking 2h from my day.
- Events like Meet.js Kraków and Meet.js Hackathon take many hours of mailing/walking/walking with every person involved.
- Presentation and Labs at AGH
- I still want to relax and spend some time with family...
Having all of those still is not enough. I don't know yet what I will change and how but for sure I want to change something in my life.
I don't know. Maybe I just wait a little bit longer for something to come up from my subconscious. What I know for sure is I need to create some time for 'project' or maybe just for 'hacking'.
Things I need to think right now:
Meet.js Krakow in May?
Two releases at work
Crave again time for swimming (supposed to be best sport for ligaments)
Therapy after sprained ankle
Learning English (Memrise course status 722 / 962 words) then maybe duolingo
Resist learning C, Clojure, LISP
May need to code in Java/Groovy
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