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Mon Sep 18 00:08:56 HKT 2017 From /weblog/learning


The more someone has actually been victimized, the more important it is to not live life as a victim. -[..]1/living-life-as-origin-not-as-pawn.html

psychological-hacks -[..]l-hacks-to-control-almost-any-situation/

Happiness is a Compass, Not a Destination -[..]a-compass-not-a-destination-903f92cf586e

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Mon Aug 14 21:30:59 HKT 2017 From /weblog/learning


How to learn maths? Make a story about it -[..]not-to-memorise-mathematics-98fef71aefcf

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Sun Apr 23 17:16:05 HKT 2017 From /weblog/learning


How to develop imagination -

7 Important Creative Thinking Skills -[..]06/7-important-creative-thinking-skills/

Are you interested to be genius? -

4 ways of treating problems
Absolution: Ignore the problem and hope it either fixes itself or someone else solves it. Default.
Resolution: Either look to the past for previous solutions to the same problem OR identify and remove the causes of the problem. Satisfice.
Solution: Analyse using quantitative methods and / or experimentation to try to yield the best possible outcome. Optimise.
Dissolution: Eliminate the problem and prevent it from arising again by redesigning the system that has the problem or its containing system. Idealise.[..]2012/06/4-ways-of-treating-problems.html

言语的非连贯性, 偏重例子, 一图抵千言,提问,回答。[..]014/03/05/25-things-ive-learn-about-life


这里有一个原则同学们要记住:不重要的学术作品大可不读,但重要的要反复重读,读多遍。不要相信重要作品的简化阐释,因为作者究竟怎样想我们不可能从简化的阐释中学到。 -


培養孩子的創業精神 -

什麼是思考方法? -
思考的必要態度:同情理解原則 -

Critical thinking is an unnatural act. We evolved to survive in a cruel world, not to play around with our hacks. To make things worse, we evolved in a herd, which means that we intuitively respect the authority of the leader. But we also have to be creative, so we have to respect ourselves first. Finding the right dose of self-respect is a crucial thing in creative work. Too little self-respect could destroy our motivation and creativity, and too much will interfere with our ability to estimate the value of our ideas, and can easily result in investing time, money and effort in worthless projects.

Noone is born a critical thinker, but almost anyone can become one. Think about what [Edward de Bono] said:

“The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas”.[..]and-creative-thinking-in-a-hackers-work/

转谈艺术。艺术当然要讲技术,不容易,要多下功夫。论技术,我认为艺术比科学重要。一位技术超凡的画家,想象力不足道,其作品可以卖得起钱。有大成的艺术家呢?单凭技术不足够,加上想象力超凡也不足够——不可或缺的是感情的表达。后者是艺术的主要困难所在。科学是不需要表达感情的。 -[..]/dope-i-should-have-thought-of-that.html

why-facts-dont-change-our-minds -[..]17/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds

What is the scientific method: definition, steps, and pitfalls -

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Tue Mar 14 23:52:20 HKT 2017 From /weblog/learning


How to teach kid love coding -

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Wed Dec 07 17:16:48 HKT 2016 From /weblog/learning


‘Trust me, this phone doesn’t need the first hundred pages.’ -[..]atts-bet-on-apple-mobilized-the-company/

'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says -

Story about how Steve Job / Any Lee overcome the downturn -[..]6/12/07/stevejobs-anglee-believeyourself

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Sat Nov 12 00:32:58 HKT 2016 From /weblog/learning


It takes time
It takes practice
It takes motivation
It takes inspiration
It takes discipline
It takes courage
It takes effort
It takes concentration
It takes perseveration
It takes education[..]become-a-valuable-software-professional/

Other articles about this topic -[..]dvice_on_How_to_Become_a_Programmer.aspx

I love the following sentence a lot:

"Programmers are problem solvers. Programmers are logical thinkers. Programmers can figure out why it doesn't work. Programmers like to build new things and make old things work better.
Perhaps some folks think that limits programming to young folks, but I respectfully disagree. "[..]lds/archive/2004/12/too_old_to_prog.html

In constrast -

How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary -[..]ways-to-think-wisely-in-development.html

Problem solving analysis -[..]01/08/solving-problems-breaking-it-down/

How to improve yourself -[..]blog/2008/06/the-ultimate-code-kata.html , also, those task replicating add up bit by bit and comsuming time -

being-a-developer-after-40 -[..]veloper-after-40-3c5dd112210c#.rgkhc7zba

Don't let failure limit yourself -[..]-94081bb66bec?gi=be728cf1cf03#.2kt2xkvoj

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Tue Oct 11 15:39:49 HKT 2016 From /weblog/learning

Learning stages

In short:
I. Unconscious incompetence - I don't know why I cannot done that
II. Conscious incompetence - I know why I cannot done that
III. Conscious competence - I know why I can done that
IV. Unconscious competence - I don't know why I can done that[..]rs/theory/process/stages_of_learning.htm

What you know may not be what you do -[..]yris-espoused-theory-vs-theory-in-action

隨筆:科研新手的煩惱 -[..]%B0%E6%89%8B%E7%9A%84%E7%85%A9%E6%83%B1/

This approach—which focused on fluency instead of simple understanding—put me at the top of the class. -[..]red-my-brain-to-become-fluent-in-math-rp

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Sun Jan 10 17:19:08 HKT 2016 From /weblog/learning

Expert vs Novice

Novice - Needs to be told exactly what to do. Very little context to base decisions off of.
Advanced beginner - Has more context for decisions, but still needs rigid guidelines to follow.
Competent - Begins to question the reasoning behind the tasks, and can see longer term consequences.
Proficient - Still relies on rules, but able to seperate what is most important.
Expert - Works mainly on intuition, except in circumstances where problems occur[..]summary-of-protocol-analysis-verbal.html

When we process data too broadly, we process nothing deeply. When we process too much data, we actually lose information -[..]hk/2016/01/doing-more-by-doing-less.html

The right teamwork can amplify our individual work. Several perceptive, creative people operating in parallel can see more of the world--and see the world in more ways--than any of the individuals in isolation. The right teams, whether in trading or in romantic relationships, make us better. -[..]teamwork-in-trading-processing-more.html

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Thu Jul 30 00:25:00 HKT 2015 From /weblog/learning


There is provocative evidence that video games can improve brain connectivity and hence fluid intelligence. -[..]09/improving-trading-performance-by.html

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Thu Feb 05 08:29:49 HKT 2015 From /weblog/learning


Encourage honest -[..]ngly-simple-way-to-spur-greater-honesty/

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Sun Dec 14 09:45:56 HKT 2014 From /weblog/learning


Talk to yourself! -

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Tue Jul 15 22:19:02 HKT 2014 From /weblog/learning


Chinese introduction -概念圖心智圖[..]y-favourite-ways-to-visualize-ideas.html[..]nd-importance-visualizing-it-on-a-graph/

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Wed May 08 00:51:29 HKT 2013 From /weblog/learning


How other do brain storming -

McDonald’s Theory, raise the worst idea in order to break the silence -

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Sun Mar 04 23:53:24 HKT 2012 From /weblog/learning


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Wed Oct 26 23:47:01 HKT 2011 From /weblog/learning


"Under conditions of stress, however, sometimes the person lose trust in her honed instincts, and the explicit system takes over. That is what it means to choke. Choking is different from panicking, when someone stops thinking under pressure. Panicking is thinking too little, choking is thinking too much."

Another related article, focus too causing tiring, pay more and get less -

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Thu Oct 30 01:07:29 HKT 2008 From /weblog/learning


a decision making framework which has been used in knowledge management as well as other applications including conflict resolution. -

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Sat Apr 08 18:38:58 HKT 2006 From /weblog/learning

2 nice conversation about games

The first one discuss game is attractive because there are difference level and motivation for the user to improve.

And second talk about the difference of man and women, man just like to go next but woman like to know why.[..]onate_users/2006/04/what_can_we_lea.html

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Sat Apr 01 00:10:21 HKT 2006 From /weblog/learning

Interview with Einstein

Chris poses the question
"Einstein, being viewed as very intellegent and great thinker of our time and what do you that about GPA?"

Einstein answers:
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

Chris asks:
"Okay, so does GPA REALLY matter. People here state that GPA represents how much you learnt in the course and how much knowledge you have of the major at hand. Should employers look soley at this?"

Einstein answers:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

Chris states:
"Should I take a hard course even if I fail it and it effects my GPA?"

Einstein answers:
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

Chris asks:
"So what do you think of the modern education system?"

Einstein answers:
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."

Chris states:
"I have seen so many people flame everybody who ask a out of the ordinary question, what do you think of this?"

Einstein answers:
"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."

Chris asks:
"So what do you think about the Iraq war?"

Einstein answers:
"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."

Chris asks:
"Do you think that GPA (as a metric) should be fully used to indicate a success factor of an employee?"

Einstein answers:
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

Chris asks:
"So what do you think of CS graduates these days?"

Einstein answers:
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

Chris asks:
"Should I do a phd and become a scientist, instead of aiming for just a bachelors?"

Einstein answers:
"Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."

Chris poses the question:
"So with all these new languages out and tech gear, what are your views about modern society?"

Einstein answers:
"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."

Chris asks:
"What do you think of all those CS guys with inflated egos?"

Einstein answers:
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."

Chris concludes:
"So as part of my final question, should I aim to be a great programmer?"

Einstein answers:
"In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep."

"Thankyou for your time Prof. Einstein and your views on many of the topics that relate to these forums."

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