Because of the lack of success that many of us have experienced in established academic settings, some of us have developed a sense of shame around anything that has to do with learning, memory or intelligence.
You’ve stuck to your diet today and you feel unstoppable…until your co-worker hands you a cupcake. “It’s just one,” you rationalize, devouring every inch. Guilt sets in. The once promising day is ruined, but not until you polish off a large pizza and a dozen cookies. Does this sound familiar?
Q: I would appreciate it if you could write an article contrasting the advantages and disadvantages of holding bond funds versus GICs. – A.R. All of my model Couch Potato portfolios include bond funds, and I’m frequently asked whether a ladder of GICs would be a good substitute.
Once you’ve learned one programming language or programming tool, it’s pretty easy to get into another similar one. Sometimes, though, the fine differences are hard to remember. Hyperpolyglot is an awesome tool for looking up the differences and similarities between programming languages and tools.