We turn to books when we want to tap into accumulated knowledge of human society. Depending on your dedication you can learn anything from quantum physics to ancient style of Japanese carpentry. But more than often we turn to books for answers to our daily struggles. And one of the universal struggle of our lives is achieving success and fulfilling our goals. Unsurprisingly, captivation by success has dominated the top-selling book lists since the beginning of the top-lists. Goal setting, motivation and success has probably been approached from every single possible angle. Pop-science, spirituality, mathematics and all kinds of pseudo sciences, just pick one and you will find a book about it. But no matter how many more books are written and printed, it still does not feel like we have discovered the secret method of achieving our goals.
Learning languages is good for your brain. Scientists say it can help prevent alzheimer’s disease. Others say it changes your perception of the world. But most of all, learning languages is fun. Well…. It is fun when you are in a bar with multi-cultural group of friends and you learn how to say “Cheers!” and “Thank you” in five different languages. Or when you learn how to say “my bear drinks beer” in Russian on Duolingo. But past the basics, learning languages is quite hard. I am definitely feeling the struggle while learning Danish and this motivates me to look for ways to hack the learning process.
Quick overview of ways to iterate an array in TypeScript.
I am sitting in my study, it’s dark and completely silent, I am in the creative flow, typing away the last lines of code for my new Chromecast game. I hit build and strange sound fills the room. This strange sound might fool someone into thinking that I am about to make serious breakthrough in molecular physics. But in reality my Macbook Air is trying to build 200 unique lines of code wrapped in megabytes of Android libraries. My flow is gone, and I am left with flashbacks of Android development from five years ago.