Some links to especially nice things:
- Ken Thompson Hack:
Ken Thompson wrote the original Unix. In his speech “Reflections on trusting trust” after receiving the ACM Turing award he tells the following story: (1) he changed the C compiler so it would, when compiling the login command, add code that allowed a certain password to be accepted. (2) He added more code to the C compiler to detect when it itself was compiled and add both the login-altering and self-compile-detecting code. (3) He removed both pieces of code from the source, knowing the compiler will re-introduce them every time it compiles their sources. Pure magic.
Some, in my view, very helpful pages about emotions:
- Brené Brown — The power of vulnerability (TED talk)
This video has some of the best advice I’ve heard for a long time on how to lead meaningful relationships (in the broad sense of the word).
- Seele und Gesundheit (Dr. med. Michael Depner)
(In German) Eine Schatztruhe an Informationen über Emotionen, Seele und Psyche. Gut geschrieben und ohne Geschwurbel.
- Alain de Botton on Love
Alain de Botton is a philosopher and has a very healthy view on remanticism and how it makes it hard or even impossible to have a good, long-term, satisfying relationship. Plus, he’s fun to watch.
- Barbara Oakley: Learning how to learn | TEDxOaklandUniversity
- Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace
- Elizabeth Lesser: Take “the Other” to lunch | TED Talk
How to learn something from people we disagree with? Simple: talk to them. But do it in a way that is honest and open so both sides can appreaciate that the other is not the monster we imagine them to be.
And some fun: