23.2.17

"Run… Run, you clever boy — and remember."

It's odd, slightly weird, even. How someone can get right under your skin, just like that.
Though I do suppose it's a bit akin to the snow — not to say just, but still a reflection of what echoes inside of me.
How often in life does it happen to ever take second chances. So why am I still scared?

19.2.17

"How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math" by Barbara Oakley

Over at Nautilus. While the title is questionable at best, the content strongly resonates with my own experiences.

The problem with focusing relentlessly on understanding is that math and science students can often grasp essentials of an important idea, but this understanding can quickly slip away without consolidation through practice and repetition. Worse, students often believe they understand something when, in fact, they don’t. By championing the importance of understanding, teachers can inadvertently set their students up for failure as those students blunder in illusions of competence.

9.2.17

Freeman Dyson on science & engineering.

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.

7.2.17

MongoDB: Dump and restore Meteor data.

First off, get your url and port, should they be non-default:

$ meteor mongo --url
mongodb://127.0.0.1:3001/meteor

Dump your data:
mongodump -h 127.0.0.1 --port 3001 -d

Restore your data:
mongorestore -h 127.0.0.1 --port 3001 -d meteor --drop dump/meteor

Note that you will need to change the names accordingly if you also want to restore other databases, such as the admin one.

30.1.17

"Navigating Mid-Success" by Sam Altman

Over at Y Combinator's blog.

When you start a startup, you get pushed off the side of a cliff with a bag of aerospace parts. You hope they are the parts for a spaceship, and they look like they might be, but it’s impossible to tell when they’re all in a bag.