Surviving (and thriving) on your own: Know Thyself

@Jason: Thanks for the comment!

I fixed up the link to the article, I found it inspiring when in college.

Re: Steve Pavlina, I think his site has changed its focus over the years. The main essays I first enjoyed were about the “courage to live consciously”, i.e. taking the time and effort to pursue the question of what you wanted to do.

Thanks for the encouragement! The next article is in the works.

Sorry, my English isn’t good,
Could u tell me what is “exerts”? ( from: Read the “experts”)
Thanks very much, I found your blog is quite inspiring.

Here’s a snowflake generator I wrote for you in processing. You’re awesome!

Snow flake generator.
Written by Saji.
Public domain.

import processing.opengl.*;

int TN = 8; // Number of triangles in half a leaf. Lower == better frame rate.
float[][] ts = new float[TN][];
color[]tc = new color[TN];

void setup(){
size(300,300,P3D); // Lower resolution == better frame rate. Also, try OPENGL instead of P3D
for(int i = 0; i < TN; i++){
ts[i] = triangle_points();
tc[i] = color(random(255),random(255),random(255),50);

void draw(){
if(frameCount % 400 == 0) {
for(int i = 0; i < TN; i++){
ts[i] = triangle_points();
tc[i] = color(random(255),random(255),random(255),50);
translate(width/2, height/2);
for(int a = 0; a < 360; a += 60){

float[] triangle_points(){
return new float[] {
random(0, width/2), 0,
random(0, width/2), random(0, height* 1/4),
random(0, width/2), 0

void leaf(int a){
for(int i = 0; i < TN; i++){
triangle(ts[i][0],ts[i][1], ts[i][2],ts[i][3], ts[i][4],ts[i][5]);
triangle(ts[i][0],ts[i][1], ts[i][2],ts[i][3], ts[i][4],ts[i][5]);

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@thyt: Thanks!

its very nice… very helpfull

good job brother i agree with you

Instead of maintaining text files, I found a very good tool for creating your docs.

Disclaimer: I don’t work for hackpad.

I started both, a FeelGood.txt list and a FeelBad.txt… can anyone persuade me not to start one or the other?

Really great. Gifted ideology.