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How to manage the spilled task within deadline? It's easy. You move it. Seriously, if the interruptions are happening at such scale that you can't keep up with your original plan, that means that either your original planning was too ambitious or you are not handling interruptions properly. Assuming that you do your best, it condenses to a plan. Now, ...


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What components of yourself do you consider uncharismatic? Break it down into specific components that you have to improve or habits you want to develop. Some example goals: Walk naturally with proper posture. Smile when on the phone and typing replies. Avoid defensive gestures like crossing arms, putting hands in pocket, or covering the crotch. Say hello ...


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I am not a natural born programmer, but it is something that I have taught myself to tolerate and even enjoy at times. Here are a few things that helped me: 1.) find out which part of programming most interests you. "Programming" is such a large topic. Do you enjoy working with databases, creating web services? Then the "back-end" might be more your cup ...


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Never plan 100%. If you have 8 hours/day available to do the work, plan only 6. This way you have 25% 'slack time'. You are actually planning the interruptions. Is 25% enough? Measure how much extra time you need now, or how much of the work you don't do, and after a few weeks you will have a pretty good estimate of the percentage you can plan in.


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Programing can be fun. Especially if you like Math and Languages - you are likely the type of person who can enjoy programming. But it can be very frustrating at times as well. The most important in making the new activity likeable is to achieve the so called Flow state - when tasks that you perform are hard enough to be interesting, but easy enough to be ...


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When it comes to programming we're on the same page, I am somewhat a starter in programming and often times I find myself feelings stupid too, thinking how on earth did people manage to learn it. I may not be an expert yet So my advice won't be technical but an advice that will keep you going. Don't give up. As Anthony Liccione said "Don't give up because ...


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I dislike that part of your speech when you said "I feel like I'm too stupid to learn". NO YOU ARE NOT STUPID ! Please,Try be kind with yourself and avoid those Self-deprecating thoughts. You probably are not mediocre. Check this slides from a presentation about the impostor syndrome. And see this video, that's helps me a lot . Not knowing about a specific ...


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As a passionate programmer I suggest for you to look at the amazing things that you can do with programming: Computer will folow your words, you are his master. The math is language of nature, but programming is language of the machine. If you start a company you only need a computer witch is like free ;) The programming tutorials are the bigest and all ...


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Why setting youself a goal you don't even know how to measure? There should be some reason why you want to improve it. What do you want out of the improved charisma? Sell more stuff? Get more friends? Pick up chicks? Charisma doesn't exist in the vacuum, it only manifests in the specific social contexts. Measure the sucess in the specific context you care ...


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Get the necessary tools and materials I'm assuming you already have a computer with windows. You need the development environment. Microsoft has a community edition of Visual Studio at http://www.visualstudio.com/products/free-developer-offers-vs Video Training Get video training at http://www.Pluralsight.com. The cost is about $25 a month for all you ...


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I think the thing about programming that makes life hell is that it take up a lot of time! It need focus to do well at it! And it also comes with all kinds of challenges and I think that is what most of the programmers love. I think programming sucks as a job! It is much better if you take it as a hobby! It sucks because it takes a lot of focus and time! ...


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Why do you program if you don't like to program? Do you work with programming? If so, how did you end up with such a job? Either way, I think it's good to understand the nature of programming. When you're doing something familiar, you're working very fast, and when doing something new, you'll spend a lot of time. This means that you'll spend a lot of time, ...



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