March 7, 2010 1 Comment
It’s been 9 years since I started blogging.
Today’s link to ponder is brought to you by Hacker News, my new Digg/Reddit/News Firehouse substitute:
The summary: A smart (and now famous) computer guy wouldn’t work the way everyone else wanted to because it slowed him down. The guy who wrote the letter is the older, experienced one who has this money quote:
When you were in college, did you ever meet bright kids who graduated top of their class in high-school and then floundered freshman year in college because they had never learned how to study? It’s a common trap. A friend of mine calls it “the curse of the gifted” — a tendency to lean on your native ability too much, because you’ve always been rewarded for doing that and self-discipline would take actual work.
Locally, our basketball team is going to the NCAA tournament. We went to the game last night and visited Shalimar for some quality Indian food.
Funny of the day, via a new awesome website F Yeah, Puns! (could be NSFW):
Honeymoon plans are slow. We’ve decided we don’t want to leave the continental US. Where should we go in August?