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Tone — JJJ

A well thought out and written essay on written communications from of my favorite philosophers…

Tone is more important than the words you use, until all you have is words. On the web, we’ve skirted tone for a long while with emoticons. 🙂 Thankfully, the wide adoption of Emoji is rescuing us from writing obscure combinations of syntactically invalid punctuation, and I think that’s a good thing. If you read as […]

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The next generation of hackers… raised by the government?

This is not your typical summer sleepaway camp.

Bonfires and archery? Try Insecure Direct Object References and A1-Injections.

The dozen or so teenagers staring at computers in a Marymount University classroom here on a recent day were learning — thanks to a new National Security Agency cybersecurity program that reaches down into the ranks of American high school and middle school students — the entry-level art of cracking encrypted passwords.

via N.S.A. Summer Camp: More Hacking Than Hiking – The New York Times.

Jealousy Is Sabotaging Your Prosperity

Cory Miller, CEO of iThemes and a good friend of mine, just posted a great article about Imposter Syndrome’s partner in crime: Jealousy.

I had gotten consumed in seeing other people succeed with less effort and honesty, by taking shortcuts, getting more acclaim and traction while we toiled without our proper due. And I was mad. I felt it wasn’t fair. I felt we were justly entitled to that success. So I grumbled. I groaned. I got angry.

And it affected everything in my life and business. It crippled our progress and prosperity.

Sadly, it took maybe a year of this self-inflicted misery and self-sabotage, to realize and fully embrace one simple yet ironic truth about it all:

It’s not about them. 

It was never about them. And it should never have been about them.

Cory goes on to talk about how to turn that jealousy around and become a more productive, successful person.

Check out the post, it’s definitely worth a read: Jealousy Is Sabotaging Your Prosperity.

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