I’m trying to keep timeless articles here, so there’s no links on new frameworks, DBs, etc., because they’re getting old the moment they’re posted.

Bookmarks / Productivity

Make it count Harry Roberts on not wasting your time. “If you’re going to take on side projects and speaking and writing and open source and suchlike then please, make them fucking count. Do not run yourself into the ground working on ‘career moves’ if you’re not going to cash in on them.” read... Passive income hacker vs startup guy Myles Recny on different points of view on work. “[...] He suspects that passive income hacker is not someone who lives to work, and is not passionate about startups. He suspects they have wildly different goals, and that he has nothing to gain from interacting with passive income hacker.” read... People simply empty out Charles Bukowski on life and full time employment. “To not to have entirely wasted one's life seems to be a worthy accomplishment, if only for myself.” read... Probably my biggest mistake Shane Reiser on job decisions. “I read that humans spend more of their waking lives at work than not at work. I know now that when it comes to making decisions about your job, these are the things that matter, in this order: 1) Does it make you happy? 2) Does it positively impact others? 3) How awesome are the people you’ll work with? 4) [lots of other things] 5) How much it pays” read... Susan Cain: The power of introverts Susan Cain on why introverts should’t try to become extraverts and how to maximize our talents. read... The 30/30 principle Eric Karjaluoto on side projects. “I’m employing The 30/30 Principle because I don’t believe in lucky breaks. I believe in work, consistency, and reasonable expectations. I’m not building the next Instagram, nor am I aspiring for our agency to be the next Ogilvy. I just want to build things.” read... The Habits of Successful People: They Start Before They Feel Ready James Clear on the most important habit of successful people. “It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to start a business, lose weight, write a book, or achieve any number of goals… who you are, what you have, and what you know right now is good enough to get going.” read... The joy of quiet Pico Iyer’s article on information overload. “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries, and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” read... The trap Eric Karjaluoto on freedom. “Yesterday, I received “that” call. I get a similar one every six months, or so. This call was from a high-level creative person working in a very large agency (you know the name—it’s one of the old, big ones). He was sick of it: the petty office politics, the inefficiencies of working in a company of hundreds, and the toiling over campaigns for consumer products that amounted to little of anything. He dreaded that for all the aspirations he started with, the design he produced was largely meaningless.” read... The “Boring Software” manifesto read...