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Rodrigo @rodrigo

Designer, Software Writer and Philosopher. Co-Founder of Codegestalt and Master21

Let's try out this new tags feature:

I've posted a lot of quotes about #MarcusAurelius .
So if you want to read more about #stoicism just click on one of the tags in this post!

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First post from the API, yay!

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No “yes.” Either “Hell yeah!” or “no.”

If you’re not saying, “Hell yeah!” about something, say no. When deciding whether to do something, if you feel anything less than “Wow! That would be amazing! Absolutely! Hell yeah!” then say no. For every event you get invited to, every request to start a new project, if you’re not saying, “Hell yeah!” about it, say no

– Derek Sivers

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Great blog post about when to use .xib's, storyboards or native code when developing iOS / OS X Applications:

https://www.toptal.com/ios/ios-user-interfaces-storyboards-vs-nibs-vs-custom-code

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Every hour of the day give vigorous attention, as a Roman and as a man, to the performance of the task in hand with precise analysis, with unaffected dignity, with human sympathy, with dispassionate justice – and to vacating your mind from all its other thoughts. And you will achieve this vacation if you perform each action as if it were the last of your life: freed, that is, from all lack of aim, from all passion-led deviation from the ordinance of reason, from pretence, from love of self, from dissatisfaction with what fate has dealt you. You see how things a man needs to master for the settled flow of a god-fearing life. The gods themselves ask nothing more of one who keeps these observances.

– Marcus Aurelius

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One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always run to simplicity.

– Bruce Lee

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For one thing, modern individuals rarely see the need to adopt a philosophy of life. They instead tend to spend their days working hard to be able to afford the latest consumer gadget, in the resolute belief that if only they buy enough stuff, they will have a life that is both meaningful and maximally fulfilling.

– William B. Irvine

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The right way is the residue when all the wrong ways are eradicated.

– Christopher Alexander, Notes on the synthesis of form.

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The point is: If you want to be a faster reader, you know what you need to do. You need to invest in reading as a skill. Not in courses, not with charlatans or quick fixes, but invest in books and in putting time aside to make it a priority. You need to be willing to do this for a long time. Treat your education as the job that it is.

– Ryan Holiday

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My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.

– George R.R. Martin

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