Certainly worth the wait. Going to have to plan a day around picking this up/giving it a few spins.
Thick in the quiver, sure shot thin.
Is it me or them? Men or sin.
Loyalty where have you been?
Wish away, beautiful.
I wanted something else, here is where, and who, I am.
Wiggle round now, don’t be cut throat.
Think in seconds.
Not time, but portion.
Be someone else, last long as fair.
Late nights lay waste, reckon without love. Destination self peril. This reality, less understood.
Ghetto passion poster, suburban heart soul.
I’m in the process of learning Meteor by building out a little app idea I have. The framework is great and makes building applications much easier and much quicker. But I ran into a snag this week: I underestimated the time it takes to learn something new.
At the beginning of the week, I had a short list of goals that I wanted to achieve. One was getting Stripe to work within my application. I found a couple of tools to help out with the process and thought “this should take an afternoon, no biggie.” Little did I know…
It’s now Friday. Fortunately, I managed to get Stripe working, but it ended up taking about three days. Why? Well, I neglected to realize that not only was this my first time implementing Stripe, but also my first time attempting to do so within Meteor. There’s not a lot of documentation on the topic out there (once I wrap my head around how I did it, I’ll do a write up), so I was left to my own devices (as well as the excellent Meteor IRC channel).
The lesson: overestimate the time required to complete a task when learning something new. If you think it will take you a day, call it a week instead. It may sound silly, but it helps you to not get discouraged. When you finally figure it out, you’ll feel great (especially if you’re ahead of your *exaggerated* schedule).
With our hands high, our eyes blind, with our hands tied, our tongues snide, we waste our time in bars, kill ourselves in cars, we always search for stars, our empathy’s in jars, always waiting to drown.
Pay attention, youth.
The idea that everyone’s opinion is valuable is sometimes up for question.
— Tim Heidecker
You’ll never do great things unless you give yourself permission to do so. Forget about other people. They’re just a figment of your imagination. The only thing that matters is the thing that matters to you.