Slamet Hendry

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Bits of unsolicited advice (part 3)

These were forwarded to me. Source unknown.

  • A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.

  • If your path is more difficult, it is because your calling is higher.

  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breaths away.

  • You can't change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails.

  • “I am”: two of the most powerful words, for what you put after them shapes your reality.

  • It is only when it is dark enough that you can see the stars.

  • Each day provides its own gifts.

  • Forget the day's troubles; remember the day's blessings.

  • Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles; it takes away today's peace.


Related: Part 1 and part 2

Good morning


Bits of unsolicited advice (part 2)

These were forwarded to me. Source unknown.

  • You'll never know what you're capable of until you take that first step and just go for it.

  • You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.

  • When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

  • If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.

  • Find a reason to smile everyday.

  • Look for something positive each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.

  • You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

  • Hope is seeing light in spite of being surrounded by darkness.

  • Miracles happen everyday. Change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.

  • Take a deep breath. It's just a bad day, not a bad life.

  • The greatest weapon against stress is the ability to choose one thought over another.

  • Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.

  • You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.


Related: Part 1 and part 3

We are living code

“We are living code. When you look at the human brain, our ‘computing centers,’ so to speak, you see a lot of coding. We run on scripts, arguments, memories, value systems, and beliefs that are programmed by our interactions with people and our experiences navigating the world.

For the most part, we don’t have a say in how we are programmed until we experience larger shifts in adulthood. Later in life, we are able to exercise individual agency more directly, and ask ourselves: ‘What data sets are you downloading?’ Behavior is coded by a variety of stimuli and responses, and human technology is by far the most advanced technology we have.”

~ Patrycja Slawuta

#quotes #learningorg

Shrinkflation and skimpflation

“We’ve all heard about rising inflation. The price of stuff is going up.

And if you read 'NPR Planet Money' newsletter, you’ve heard of shrinkflation. That’s when the price of stuff stays the same, but the amount you get goes down.

The economywide decline in service quality that we’re now seeing is something different, and it doesn’t have a good name. It’s a situation where we’re paying the same or more for services, but they kinda suck compared with what they used to be. We propose a new word to describe this stealth-ninja kind of inflation: skimpflation. It’s when, instead of simply raising prices, companies skimp on the goods and services they provide.”

~ NPR Planet Money


Happy People

“Perhaps it’s true that it’s not happy people who are grateful, it’s grateful people who are happy.”

~ Clare Pooley


Learning React

In the past month, I have been learning React JS on my own. There are many tutorials on the internet and create-react-app also has hundreds of templates.

But I could not find one that specifically do what I wanted, so I had to do a lot of trial and error. How hard can it be? Harder than I thought, but eventually I got it working. 😎

Maybe there is another fellow learner out there who has the same need: web app that is protected by login and is multi-language. So I shared my codebase for others to copy and use as a starter template. The codebase is on my GitHub repo.

I hope it is useful.


Not how long

“As a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”

~ Seneca