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Animals

I have been vegeterian for over 4 years now and it has been one of the best decisions I have made thus far in my life.

I think everyone has a choice nowadays of what they can eat and animal suffering can be avoided.

Sharing

I really love sharing things I make and I am really open about most things I do and like as can be seen in this page already.

I share most of the code I write and release it as Open Source for all other people to use and reuse as they like.

And I love tracking all the various things about myself.

Writing

I share my knowledge and experiences by writing about it in my blog and I maintain my own personal wiki in the spirit of continuous learning.

Music

I really love listening to new and interesting music and I curate many playlists of music I like.

Photographs

I really like collecting beautiful photographs and images but also creating photographs of my own.

Great Software

Most notably:

But there is many more.

I hope to build my own app or tool that will join this list soon too.

Alfred

Of most of software I like to use, Alfred takes the top place. I love extending this awesome launcher with workflows of my own. I use AwGo library for writing nearly all my workflows and I share all the workflows I made here.

Automation

I am a bit obsessed with automation and productivity. And I like to share all the interesting things I learn on this journey to a perfect setup.

Of course automation is not all and everything that I do but it greatly increases my satisfaction and happiness as I love focusing on solving problems and making new and interesting things rather than repeating myself over and over again.

Quotes

I curate a GitHub list of all the interesting quotes I like here.

Below are some of my favourite quotes that I really love.

Starting with my favourite quote of all by Alan Watts.

We thought of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end, and the thing was to get to that end, success or whatever it is, maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or to dance while the music was being played.

If you don’t know Alan Watts, I really do reccomend you check who he is. He wrote a few books and did many talks.

When you change yourself you change the world.

He who fears death is a slave of life.

The best time to plant a tree was 50 years ago. The second best time is today.

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

Pass it on, …. That’s the game I want you to learn. Pass it on.

Mistake only stays a mistake if you don’t learn from it.

The grass isn’t greener on the other side, it’s greener where you water it.

Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.

A language isn’t something you learn so much as something you join.

Write like you speak.

Never use a long word when a short one will do.

Everything you can imagine is real.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

The details are not the details. They make the design.

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

We’re only visitors in this life after all. Might as well be humble and act respectfully.

Life’s about the journey not the destination.

The trick is to live life in a constant state of departure, while always arriving. It saves on hellos and goodbyes.

To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.

Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.

When you get the message, hang up the phone.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Empower people. Embrace change. Eliminate waste.

Focus is a matter of deciding what not to do.

The purpose of abstraction is not to be vague, but to create a new semantic level in which one can be absolutely precise.

Are you moving one step in 20 directions or 20 steps in one direction?

Knowledge means knowing where it’s written down.

Premature optimization is the root of all evil.

An unexamined life is not worth living.

You can’t be free if you judge people.

The less I needed, the better I felt.

It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.

For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.

Only the shaman knows that culture is a game. Everyone else takes it seriously. That’s how he can do his magic.

The dose makes the poison.

Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

A programmer will be able to understand a problem in full only when he has solved it at least once.

One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.

If I have to do the same thing twice, I’m doing something wrong.

Any sufficiently advanced software is indistinguishable from magic.

People have lot invested in this ride.

You are an extra in everyone else’s movie.

Thoughts become words, words become actions.

These are all just metaphors for something that simply cannot be put into words.

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.

Dying is but a moment.

So it goes.