New Semester is Looooming :)

Posted on August 15, 2015


I can’t remember how I found these rules sometime last year — they’re at

RULE ONE: Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile.

RULE TWO: General duties of a student — pull everything out of your teacher; pull everything out of your fellow students.

RULE THREE: General duties of a teacher — pull everything out of your students.

RULE FOUR: Consider everything an experiment.

RULE FIVE: Be self-disciplined — this means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.

RULE SIX: Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.

RULE SEVEN: The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things.

RULE EIGHT: Don’t try to create and analyze at the same time. They’re different processes.

RULE NINE: Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It’s lighter than you think.

RULE TEN: “We’re breaking all the rules. Even our own rules. And how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X quantities.” (John Cage)

HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully, often. Save everything — it might come in handy later.

I had emailed our “making android apps” teacher to let him know I’d had success w/ the video switching to Android Studio and he confirmed that yes, the course was making the switch … and I asked what he thought about me taking the class again and… he asked if I’d get anything from repeating what would be essentially the same course just with different developing environment.

Snork.  I figured I had two choices:   decide he Didn’t Want Me TO Take THe Class or … Answer the question.

I sent a litany, including  the “rules.”

Happily for me, I got an email saying “Good Points! Enroll if you’d like!!”   And no, since I am going to be in the class, it will *not* just be a repeat 😛   Rule #2 and #7 … so I can do #3… will help with #9…

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