It’s Your Ship

Just finished It’s Your Ship, and can’t recommend it highly enough! I haven’t read a book in a while that spoke to what I might call a “personal philosophy”, but this is about as close as it gets. Love the focus on feedback, fun, and treating people like responsible adults.

Leadership principles outline in the book:

  • Take command
  • Learn real leadership
  • Lead by example
  • Listen aggressively
  • Communicate purpose and meaning
  • Create a climate of trust
  • Look for results, not salutes
  • Take calculated risks
  • Go beyond standard procedure
  • Build up your people
  • Generate unity
  • Improve your people’s quality of life
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Still the Most Important Piece of Financial Advice Youโ€™ll Ever Receive

โ€œOf course, simply spending less may not be the solution to every financial problem that we encounter. But it is the solution to most.โ€

Still the Most Important Piece of Financial Advice Youโ€™ll Ever Receive

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Telling Our Kids To “Walk Up, Not Out” Isn’t Just Wrong, It’s Incredibly Dangerous

Absolutely love every bit of this. Just a few nuggets…

“it isn’t an either/or proposition”

“Walking out is a powerful political statement being made by students too young to vote, but old enough to have performed multiple lockdown drills in their school.”

“insinuating that children are responsible for mass gun violence because they simply don’t take the time to “befriend the lonely kid” is not only victim-blaming, it’s dangerous”

“Walk up to the mirror, look yourself in the eyes, and tell yourself that you’ve done everything you can to prevent the next mass shooting. And if you can’t, stop looking to the students to save themselves and start looking at yourself.”

Telling Our Kids To “Walk Up, Not Out” Isn’t Just Wrong, It’s Incredibly Dangerous

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The Value of Fasting (from Anything). And How to Get Started.

Have been trying this in various forms since around the beginning of this year. Thus far I’ve had success with abstaining from alcohol for almost 100 days, and intermittent fasting off and on. Haven’t had anything stick, but it does feel good to know that sometimes you can maintain some of that old self control… at least for a while.

The Value of Fasting (from Anything). And How to Get Started.

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401(k)s Aren’t ‘Bullshit’

There’s a lot of truth here, just as there is inย Oh Damn, 401(k)s Aren’t Magicย …

401(k)s Aren’t ‘Bullshit’

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Feed Your Kid Dinner at 3 P.M.

Seems like an interesting concept if you can pull it off. My only reservation is that it can cut down on “family time”, but if it means better bedtime routines then it may just be worth it.

Feed Your Kid Dinner at 3 P.M.

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Porn is not the worst thing on obscure social media sites

Love the reminder why my kids arenโ€™t getting a phone or going on social media any time soon (if ever)…

โ€œPuberty is harrowing enough in physical form, asking a child to also manage an online ego is like asking them to thread a needle while the plane is going downโ€

Porn is not the worst thing on Musical.ly. โ€“ Anastasia Basil โ€“ Medium

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A Funny Look at the Unintended Consequences of Technology

Funny and scary at the same time…

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Execute MySql script from the command line

This tip is very similar to how to “Execute a SQL file via the MySQL command line in one line” only this time specifying the DB you want to execute the script against and being prompted for your password…

mysql -u user -p -h localhost MyDb < ~/SQL/script.sql
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Using sed to view and replace text on a specific file in Linux

Ever need to replace very specific text on a particular line in a very large file on Linux? Enter the sed command.

To view the line (let’s say line 864 in this case) in the specific file, issue this command…

$ sed -n '864'p myfile.txt

And let’s say you get back the string ” I hate cheese”. Since we all know that’s not true, you can use a different variation of the sed command to replace “hate” with “love” like so…

$ sed -i '864s/hate/love/' myfile.txt

And if you’re really curious on how this even came about, it was due to an error in the phpMyAdmin export.php script when you had to change “break 2” to “break” on line 846 as identified here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/928883/500-error-on-phpmyadmin-export-on-phpmyadmin-export-php/930975

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