Category Daily Learning

Path To Serenity

Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. Kasser, T., & Ryan, R. M. (1993). A dark side of the American dream: Correlates of financial success as a central life aspiration. […]

How to Hide the Top and Bottom Panels in Debian Wheezy with Gnome

I’ve searched months for this and have found it by mistake while thinkering something else in Configuration Editor. 1. Open Configuration Editor (assuming you have it installed already) 2. Expand the ‘org’ group 3. Expand ‘gnome’ 4. Expand ‘gnome-panel’ 5. Expand ‘layout’ 6. Expand ‘toplevels’ 7. click on ‘bottom-panel’ and an options window should appear […]

Note To Self: Be Specific In Contracts

This is to me & all that at one point felt more specific contractual terms would have saved a lot of headaches: Always state Who does What until When Always in writing Always repeat and send confirmation emails Aways have written minutes Over-communicate instead of under-communicate. Being in between the two is often ineffective Use […]

A farmer had only one horse… fable

As I’m waiting for the end of the month to see what will happen with my staying/ leaving in Poland, I can only think that the best is yet to come and what will happen will happen for a reason. The fable I found on Derek Sivers‘ blog translates into words my current state of […]

My Wage by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse

I found this poem while reading Think And Grow Rich. This book is powerful, the poem is startling… My Wage   “I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store.   For Life is a just employer, He gives you […]

The wisdom of Abbé Faria

This is by far one of the best chapters of The Count of Monter-Cristo. Read Chapter 17. The Abbe’s Chamber. or, the French version, La chambre de l’abbé. Here’s a quote from the chapter: “What are you thinking of?” asked the abbe smilingly, imputing the deep abstraction in which his visitor was plunged to the […]

A coaching session with Abbé Faria – English version

This passage is too good, so here is the English version of Abbé Faria coaching Edmond Dantès. “Come,” said the abbe, closing his hiding-place, and pushing the bed back to its original situation, “let me hear your story.” Dantes obeyed, and commenced what he called his history, but which consisted only of the account of […]