24 Feb 2021
I took a leaf out of @academicalnerd 's book and decided to post these journal style toots (I hope you don't mind). I also learned about Bullet Journals yesterday while going through @academicalnerd 's toots (thanks!). This guide I found after a quick search sums up the basics.
I'm going to try it for a month. To be honest, time tables and plans never worked for me. I just started college (BTech) and it's supposed to be one of the most reputated collages of my country but I feel like it's just like school. And I hated school, but it wasn't until I finished high school that I realised that it was useless, that even if you win a rat race, you're still a rat. So after studying for upto 12 hours a day for 3 years I got into this college which just feels like another rat race. Everyone here is chanting the same mantra over and over again like lobotomized fools. "Coding, Coding, Coding..." And it's not like it's getting them somewhere, I asked one of them why is spending all this time doing questions on sites like Hackerrank and his answer was to "improve his programming skills" which would help him in campus placements. I mean, these people are seriously misguided! I learned Java while in school and I'm learning C for college and at no point I felt that competitive coding makes you better because it doesn't. It could only make you faster. And competitive coding isn't even his thing, he wants to learn coding for placements! And according to what Google found out, being good at programming competitions correlates negatively with being good on the job! ( https://catonmat.net/programming-competitions-work-performance ) Then why is everyone doing it!? ugh, it's just another nasty rat race. they're just copying what everyone else is doing.
Also, another interesting article I read today: https://ava.substack.com/p/on-writing-more
Taking a Stand in the War on General-Purpose Computing
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Not with a bang but a whimper."
As a reminder to anyone currently using PGP/GPG, you shouldn't. PGP is an outdated, overly complex protocol that doesn't meet the standards of a modern secure system.
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