Lojban is an experiment in constructing a human language which could be universally understood by humans from different cultural backgrounds and unambiguously parsed by bots. Lojban (pronounced loʒban, where «ʒ» is like «s» in «pleasure») can serve as a speakable language, a literary language, an intellectual device for creative writing, a potential machine interlingua, a […]
In this post I’m going to summarize the most important points about English tenses I’ve learned so far. For me as a non-native speaker, it’s one of the most confusing topics in all of English grammar, because there are many verb forms expressing time reference in English and some of them look similar but have […]
The Pomodoro Technique® is a technique helping to manage time, avoid distractions, eliminate burnout, and keep safe from procrastination. It’s especially useful for people spending a lot of time with computer, like developers, designers, bloggers, researchers, or students. That’s why I find it potentially very useful for us Steemit users — everyone here is a […]
If you have too much tasks on your todo list and are burning out under this pressure, you’ll find this little trick refreshing and useful. Just select from your list one big, three medium and five small items and narrow down your to-do list for the day just to these nine things.
Random Stimulus is a simple yet powerful idea generation method. It can be used to find solutions and develop creative thinking. If you want to get the wheels moving on a project, it’s the tool to use.
Plutarch, a famous classical Greek author, once wrote a brilliant sentence which could be easily applied to our identity search here on Steemit. «We do not expect a vine to bear figs, nor an olive grapes, yet nowadays, with regard to ourselves, if we have not at one and the same time the privilege of […]
To me, money is the equivalent of love to life. It means to be open to infinite new possibilities life brings about and to do things I never tried before. If I only focus on things I find most important, I’m in a box, however smart and hard-working I am. To love life implies seeking […]
Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters. Bernard of Clairvaux
When searching for manliness, a man is actually searching for integrity. He is searching for power, but one of a special kind. It’s a power springing out of inner silence, quietude and wholeness. It’s like the silence of a forest — it’s silent, but not empty. It’s like the silence of Spirit — not ignorant, […]
«The more a vicious man denies his vice, the more does it insinuate itself and master him: as those people really poor who pretend to be rich get still more poor from their false display.» Plutarch, Moralia