I’ll admit that my knee-jerk reaction to Microsoft buying GitHub was panic. I was around for the Ballmer days, and I eschewed anything Microsoft touched for nearly a decade.
However, Microsoft seems to be a very different company today, and GitHub certainly wasn’t sustainable on its own. I think Microsoft’s behavior needs to…
They can take it a lot easier than they can your stocks or money. There’s multiple stories of crypto being lost or stolen on medium. That diesnt really happen in the banking world. Credit cards bills can be refunded and your money is actually held at the fed by your bank. Protected by the most powerful country that’s ever existed. There’s a way to play out in this… regulations can be powerful.
I once got stuck at midnight on an unsolvable problem.
Told myself to power thru. 2 hours later still stuck.
Gave up. Went to sleep. Woke up 8 hrs later.
Here’s the weird thing: not only could I solve the problem after sleep, I couldn’t even recall what the problem really…
It’s equally pedantic to try figuring out only when you find some resource to learn from.
Reminds me of the article you wrote a while back about people describing their success. Overly attributing success to efforts and overly attributing to luck are both unhelpful extremes.
Great article and great advice, but what to do about a fear of death? I’ve had one for a long time, especially after losing two people in the past few years. Death is a difficult entity to not fear, due to its finality. Any advice for that?