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Talent vs. Practice

This is a really great blog post on Talent vs. Practice:

I am sick of hearing people say, “Oh, I love your code, I wish I could do that.” You can. The only reason you can’t is because you don’t practice enough. I used to think that I wasn’t smart enough. I was jealous of those that did crazy code stuff that I couldn’t even comprehend. Then, one day, I ran into something I did not understand and instead of giving up, I pushed through. I sat there in front of my computer for hours and wrestled with class and class instance variables.

That day was a turning point for me. It was the last time I thought that whether or not I was successful depended on my talent or intelligence. It really comes down to hard work people. Ever since then, I have attacked each thing that I do not understand until I understand it.

The real moral of this story, stop talking about things you wish you could do, just knuckle down and do them.  It’s hard work, but it’s the way you make an impact.

Dumping daily link posting

I’ve been thinking about this one for a while, but I’ve now disabled the daily link posting by postalicious.  I also went back and purged all the link posts in the blog (which turned out to be about 50% of them).

If you are still interested in my daily link stream, I’ll continue to post it on delicious.  I’ve also started to experiment with a lifestream plugin on this blog.  I’m not sure if that will be useful or not, but it’s here for now.  I’m also hoping this give me more motivation to post more often.

Daily links valuable or not?

I’m curious if the couple of people that read this find the daily links valuable or not?  I’ve been wondering if I should keep them here, or put up something like lifestream on a suburl with them, making the main blog just original content.  I’m currently on the fence, and comments would be appreciated.