No attitude

Have you ever said yes to something, only to dread the obligation when it comes due? I have, many-many times. I recently read a blog post by Seth Godin on saying “no.” Here are his thoughts (republished with permission):

Seth Godin: On saying “no”
– If you’re not proud of it, don’t serve it.
– If you can’t do a good job, don’t take it on.
– If it’s going to distract you from the work that truly matters, pass.
– If you don’t know why they want you to do this, ask.
– If you need to hide it from your mom, reconsider.
– If it benefits you but not the people you care about, decline.
– If you’re going along with the crowd, that’s not enough.
– If it creates a habit that costs you in the long run, don’t start.
– If it doesn’t move you forward, hesitate then walk away.

Thanks, Seth. I’ll respectfully add a couple of my own to your list:
– If you’re going to say no, do it now. “Maybe” is not fair to the asker.
– If you’re saying yes out of fear of offending the asker, say no, you’ll grow stronger.
– If you’re unsure, sleep on it, then say no in the morning.

 

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New Podcast – ultrabezci.cz

I start doing podcast. Utltrabezci.cz

ultrabezci_cz

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London 2 Brighton challenge – 100k run

My first ultra and pictures from training as part of project to raise some money for charity.
http://zaparka.cz/london-2-brighton-challenge-training/

London to Brighton challenge

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Photo project

I’m starting my little photo project. More info here: http://zaparka.cz/365-photo-project/

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CSS for grownups by Andy Hume

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Quite nice best CSS practises.

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How To Keep Your Best Programmers | DaedTech

I just read pretty good article about reasons why are good programmers leaving and why others staying.

How To Keep Your Best Programmers | DaedTech.

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CarrierWave file exists?

If you ever wondered how to check for file if exist while you were using carrierwave gem with storage on amazon S3 here is how.

Assuming you have User class:

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  mount_uploader :avatar, AvatarUploader
end

and uploader class
class AvatarUploader < CarrierWave::Uploader::Base
  storage :fog
end

then only thing that you have to do is this

user = User.first
user.avatar.file.exists?

thats it. I kind of assumed that it should be simple avatar.exist? but you have to get fog instance of file to be able to access exists? method.

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Expend your life for another 10 years

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life | Video on TED.com.

Here’s a link for Super better game from talk.

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9 Keys to Business & Career Success

This article is quite good, but as every article you have to make up your min about it. Don’t follow every advice blindly. Think and then you practice. Remember, start behaving like someone who you would like to be and then you will become that person.

via 9 Keys to Business & Career Success | Inc.com.

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The Higgs Boson Explained on Vimeo

If you ever wander what is all that fuss about Higgs boson, then today is your lucky day. Here’s a  great explanation on Vimeo.

The Higgs Boson Explained from PHD Comics on Vimeo.

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