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It sounds like you might be having a difficult time transitioning from the non-work (personal?) mindset to the work mindset. If this is indeed the case, I have found the following to help: develop a middle ground that warms you up for whichever mindset you shall transition to.
Find some topics within the work domain that interest you personally. (Maybe jot some down as you come across an idea or two while working, then set them aside for this semi-work period.) Allow yourself to look into these, slowly getting yourself interested in moving into the work mindset.
This may feel like you’re further postponing work, but it may in fact lead you to start work much sooner than if you did not do this.
I’ve been a professional JS developer for a few years, doing both in-browser and node-based automation stuff (never desktop apps in JS though, thankfully). What I mean is that while new JS revisions are trying to catch up and become somewhat pleasant to write in, there’s still tons of baggage of back decisions from the past that make this language simply awful when compared to basically any other popular language – and those aren’t stagnating either.
Just in order to retain your sanity, you need to use several layers above JS to transpile your code – like JSX when you do UI or TypeScript when you do… well, anything.
I believe that JS is considered easy only because you can get your first impressive results very quickly when combined with HTML and CSS, which makes it easy to not lose your focus when learning. That might make it a good language to learn in, say, primary school on IT lessons – of course, only if there weren’t other, better suited stuff available targeting these cases specifically already. Anything else actually makes JS harder than, say, Python. Or Go. Or C#. Or Java. Or even C++ with Qt. Or Rust. There’s just so much stuff you have to keep in your head while writing JS, it’s not worth it. You just have to let go of “I know it, so I’ll use it, no matter how well suited it is” mentality.
I wonder if now would be a good time to invest in ethereum or litecoin. I mean, when the bitcoin bubble burst, will it drag down the price of other cryptocurrencies or cause a mass migration to them?
I lean liberal but a significant portion of my family is conservative.
Their thinking with regards to taxes is that it’s spent on one of the following:
- Welfare, which is supposedly rampant with fraud to the point that most people who are on welfare don’t “need” it
- Unspecified government waste
Not that these don’t exist- it’s just that it’s the majority of government spending, according to them.
If taxes are cut, they claim welfare will get cut, forcing people to find work, and that government will somehow cut their other wasteful spending while still managing to fund the necessities.
I live in suburban NJ, so it’s a bit easier for me to see where my taxes go- police, fire, public transit, a handful of schools. But in rural America, where 911 response times can be around 30 minutes, there’s no train to get to a nearby city, and there’s only two schools in your town? It looks like that money vanished.
Their rates were about 4 BTC to rent 1 TeraHash/s of mining capacity for 24 hours. Some of their pools for rent had 1800 miners, some were solo operations. I was looking into renting mining time through them a few days ago.
There is always Infinite Chess https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_chess and other games with complete information, but unbounded state. (Or even just bounded, but finite, such as Hex.) Monte Carlo + NN seems like a good approach, so maybe it’d be worth a go.
Imperfect information games seem like a much more interesting challenge though.
I’m only a fairly pedestrian chess player, but I looked at one of these games between AGZ and SF and aside from the endgame, AGZ played in a manner that almost seemed alien. It seemed to completely ignore various little rules of thumb which is to be expected in hindsight but fairly mind-blowing when you actually watch a game.