Web Development

I consider myself a hobbyist web developer, if not more than that. I’ve spent a good amount of effort learning some computer languages and, in the process, I have gained much respect for people who develop software and develop the web. This knowledge is so specialized, and each project really becomes a niche area of software and web development.

The people who develop software and the web are really special people, in my opinion. It takes so much patience to learn the vast amount of knowledge that is available to learn. It takes a keen sense to learn which path is worth learning about.

My most recent learning venture has been to update my knowledge of Javascript. There have been updates to the language since I first dabbled in the language. ES6 and newer updates such as classes, promises, chaining, importing, let, const, etc. The language is such a cool language to learn. Now-a-days you can build anything with JS… native OS programs included.

Of course, if you don’t want to reinvent the wheel, it could be worth choosing a library or framework to work with – or build your own libraries… This, I haven’t done yet. I’ve just been learning good ‘ole vanilla JS… and it is awesome. I, however, would like to choose frameworks to work with… though which ones? There are so many! What is your opinion… which frameworks & libraries do you use and like?

Well, as far as web & software development goes, I’m going to keep on truckin’ with hopes that one day I will actually build something valuable and worthwhile to people.

Inhale Exhale

To gain mindfulness and perspective, try conscious breathing where you actively become aware of each of your breaths. Inhale and exhale. Inhale, paying attention to your breath. How does it feel? Exhale. How does it feel? Try closing your eyes for a moment and feel each breath. Conscious breathing is an excellent way to find calm and relaxation.

Lighthouse

Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days.

I was serving on the lead battleship and was on watch on the bridge as night fell. The visibility was poor with patchy fog, so the Captain remained on the bridge keeping an eye on all activities.

Shortly after dark, the lookout on the wing of the bridge reported “Light, bearing on the starboard bow.”

“Is it steady or moving astern?” The Captain called out.

Lookout replied, “Steady, Captain.”

Which meant we were on a dangerous collision course with that ship.

The Captain then called to the signalman, “Signal that ship: we are on a collision course, advise you change course 20 degrees.”

Back came a signal, “Advisable for you to change course 20 degrees.”

The Captain said, “Send, I’m a Captain, change course 20 degrees.”

“I’m a seaman second class,” came the reply. “You had better change course 20 degrees.”

By that time, the Captain was furious. He spat out, “Send, I’m a battleship. Change course 20 degrees.”

Back came the flashing light, “I’m a lighthouse.”

We changed course.

Organizational Success

The success of an organization depends upon the maintenance of an equilibrium of complex character in a continuously fluctuating environment… which calls for readjustment of processes internal to the organization. We shall be concerned with the nature of the external conditions to which adjustment must be made, but the center of our interest is the processes by which it is accomplished.

The Moon’s Wisdom

All too often we are human
who explore / look / search to find ourselves.
This place of being we say it’s good / okay / true, when we’ve found ourselves.
And when we haven’t yet seen our true mirror, what do we call that place of being?
Some days I wish I could ask the moon to let me in on what it knows.
Because the moon reflects the sun, only then could I know the nature of day.

Freedom, Nirvana, Truth

To introduce the three-point entrance to this itself---
Realize past mind as trackless, clear, and void,
Future mind as unproduced and new,
And present awareness as staying natural, uncontrived.
Thus knowing time in its very ordinary way.
When you nakedly regard yourself,
Your looking is transparent, nothing to be seen.
This is naked, immediate, clear intelligence,
It is clear voidness with nothing established.
Purity of clarity-voidness nonduality;
Not permanent, free of any intrinsic status,
Not annihilated, bright and distinct,
Not a unity, multidiscerning clarity,
Without plurality, indivisible, one in taste,
Not derivative, self-aware, it is this very reality.