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tinkerer's guide to life: a codified set of rules

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  • Although the "I will get into stuff" gist of the rules are good, they leave out an important trait that I think divides the technical world from the shaky and afraid: "It doesn't matter where you start". In my experience this is the biggest thing that stops people from feeling empowered to fix the world around them. There are the starters, and the blank-starers who loudly profess that they don't even know where to start. Technical people always know. Or at least, we find out. And if we guess wrong, we'

A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom. -- Parkinson