Go Profile Yourself

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Last month I read, along with every coder on twitter, the “Smart guy productivity pitfalls” article. I then proceeded to watch Randy Pausch’s time management talk. (Links at the bottom.. Can you believe Randy Pausch died almost 5 years ago?)

It is a talk about time management, and in this talk, Randy asks us to wait a month and then write about how our life has changed. Here I am, a bit over a month later, writing about it. Here is what I learned and why I think it will benefit you too:

If you are not measuring where your time is going, you are wasting time. 

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Lisp after Python after Lisp.

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(Or, Python vs Clojure rant)

This post assumes some familiarity with Lisp and Python from the reader.

Like loads of programmers, I have read most of Paul Graham’s essays, and I always finish them with that feeling that if I’m not using Lisp then I must be an idiot. Like most programmers, I certainly don’t want to be an idiot, so I went ahead and learned Lisp, Common Lisp.

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