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DalaiLamaCoding

Instructions for Coding in the new millennium from the Dalai Lama (sorta wink):

  1. Take into account that great code and great achievements involve great risk.
  2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions.
  4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  8. Spend some time offline every day.
  9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
  10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  12. A loving atmosphere in your community is the foundation for your project.
  13. In disagreements with fellow coders, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
  14. Document your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
  15. Be gentle with the new guy.
  16. Once a year, go some place you've never been before.
  17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  19. Approach love and coding with reckless abandon.


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