This is a small collection of tweets and quotes. Obviously, there are a ton of truly memorable ones uttered by smart and wise people. These are a few I had kept handy at at some point.
Some of these are paraphrased notes I had kept aside when I first read them.
How to detect bias. A good way to detect bias is to check if there are any particular type of candidates who outperform all other candidates. If this is the case then the process used in selection of candidates is biased against the candidates of that type.
To see fashion in your own time, though, requires a conscious effort. Without time to give you distance, you have to create distance yourself. Instead of being part of the mob, stand as far away from it as you can and watch what it's doing. And pay especially close attention whenever an idea is being suppressed. Web filters for children and employees often ban sites containing pornography, violence, and hate speech. What counts as pornography and violence? And what, exactly, is "hate speech?" This sounds like a phrase out of 1984.
Write like you talk. With a formal tone it becomes easy for the reader's attention to be distracted.
Don't wait to do the important things, prune bullshit out of the way constantly. One question to detect bullshit is to keep asking "Will I remember this in the future?"
A domain expert who has some far-fetched crazy idea might turn it into something morethan that. Or simply, the fact that something far-fetched has even occurred to the domain expert indicates that it might be one of those plausible yet "out there " ideas.
"If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t matter how fast it doesn’t work." - Mich Ravera— Programming Wisdom (@CodeWisdom) December 27, 2019
"Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday's code." - Christopher Thompson— Programming Wisdom (@CodeWisdom) December 23, 2019
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