1. 25 Books That Changed The Course Of History →

    businessinsider:

    Every reader knows that a book can change your life.

    But what about the lives of an entire generation?

    Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.

    From the Torah to Orwell’s “1984,” these 25 titles have had a major impact (listed here in alphabetical order). 

  2. fastcompany:

Join our live chat with Udacity cofounder Sebastian Thrun on December 3rd at 3pm (ET)!

    fastcompany:

    Join our live chat with Udacity cofounder Sebastian Thrun on December 3rd at 3pm (ET)!

  3. Code Avengers and HeadFirst Java

    I got to be honest with you. My last posted i wrote it three days after my first post, but it was in draft for all these weeks by now i have started and finished the first level of HTML from Code Avengers and got to chapter 5 in the Book HeadFIrst Java. So far so good

    So whats next? the CSS level 1 of Code Avengers and trying to finish HeadFirst Java before next year.

    We ll see how much i accomplish and learn

    So as you can tell for now my plan is to learn Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript and Android

  4. So i have my first project idea…. =/

    Couple week ago i was brushing my teeth and this ideas came to my head…yeah out of the blue, it just came

    I think its kind of cool and would help me a lot. The problem is that im not sure if i can do it using only Java =s 

    What i ll do is to begin during the weekends with Treehouse 2hrs on Sat and Sundays until i become a “web designerr” That inclues HTML, CSS, Javas Script

    http://teamtreehouse.com/learning-adventures/become-a-web-designer

    Then use code School to learn more in the future

  5. Times to drink Coffee!

    So couple things to keep in mind!

    Coffee is not harmful as long as you drink a max of 3 cups a day

    its a good practice no to drink coffee during certain hours and drink it at other times because of the cortisol concentration in the blood is at its peak.

    Here are the following time to not drink coffee and to drink it:

    8 - 9am         No

    9:30-11:30   Yes

    12 - 1pm      No

    1:30 - 5pm   Yes

    5:30  - 6:30  No

    7 pm - ?       “Yes”***

    *** its not recommendable to drink coffee after 5-6 pm during the week if your sleep time is between 10 - 12 pm. It really depends on everyone’s body reaction but most people will have trouble sleeping if drank coffee at 7pm.

  6. mashable:

Expectation vs. Reality of Your Life Plans.

It’s so true!!!

    mashable:

    Expectation vs. Reality of Your Life Plans.

    It’s so true!!!

  7. "No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

    Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

    "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

    — Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 

  8. "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."

    — 

    Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech  

  9. mashable:

    It’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend!

  10. How I choose to learn Java: New to programming

    After an exhausted research week
    I decided to start learning Java, because  there are a lot of Java jobs out there for junior developers and i can also code in Android. I also notice i can use Python, Ruby, Scala, Clojure with the JVM =)

    I’m learning Java using the following websites:

    Udacity.com
    Oracle java tutorial
    Pluralsight: Java Fundamentals 1
    Programmr

    What really works for me at the moment is 

    Pluralsight: doing the examples and trying different things

    at the end of course 1 i ll try out the examples on Programmr.com

    Then i ll take the Java Foundations 2 and i ll repeat the same exercise as before, using Programmr.com

    Then i ll use Oracle Java Tutorial

    i ll do the exercises at the end of chapters

    or i ll jump back to udacity.com

    I found the Udacity.com course on java a little bit confusing. Im not sure it it is because they use Bluej or what, but i got completely lost at the Lesson 3, even though i just got the concepts from Pluralsight course

    i ll write more later as i finish the course on Java Fundamentals 1