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September 20th, 2007

What do you really want to accomplish in the next month, the next year, the next decade? Is your career on track? Are your relationships developing correctly? Do you really even know? The Yardstick We cannot measure our success without knowing what success will look like. Our goals should be the yardsticks for our lives. [...]

It sometimes seems that bathing has become a lost art among the technically-minded. That’s a real shame, because there’s no reason you can’t program hidden Markov models and also smell like a bed of roses. Here’s some basic advice to get you smelling fresh again.

This is a companion to Bathing Tips for the Smelly Masses. It was a little long to leave in the main article. Its lessons are nonetheless important if you are thinking about going down the dangerous path of colognes and perfumes.

Here’s the deal: I’m judging you based on appearances, and so is everyone else. Not only is it happening, but I argue that it should happen, that it’s right to judge people based on appearances. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s unfair, or you think I’m a cold-hearted ass. You can get up in arms if you want, but it won’t affect anything.

Our emotions drive us, whether we like it or not. Logic and reason always seem to take a back seat to anger, resentment, or jealousy. Unfortunately, we often fail to realize this, and never to good effect.