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#794 Never to fly to Vegas

The first step is almost always to sit down and start working, and it’s almost never to fly to Vegas and wait for somebody to offer you a business venture. Sid Meier, in “Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games”

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#793 Only because of accidental encounters

Many battles took place only because of accidental encounters, and sometimes not even with the enemy. During World War I, for example, the British submarine HMS G9 stumbled upon the British destroyer HMS Pasley, and the two exchanged fire until the G9 split in half and sank, leaving only one[…]

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#792 What doesn’t go into the game

These days, the easiest thing in the world to do is more, and if we’re not careful we can end up with three or four games all jammed into one. Deciding what doesn’t go into the game is sometimes more important than deciding what does. Sid Meier, in “Sid Meier’s[…]

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#791 If you can do it

“Then do it,” he insisted, his wounded pride already forgotten. “If you can do it, I can sell it.” Sid Meier, in “Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games”

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#790 Find the fun

“No subject is universally boring; everything contains a core of fascination somewhere, and the primary job of a game designer is not to make something fun, but to find the fun.” Sid Meier, in “Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games”  

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#789 The great joy

“The great joy of web design & typography is that just its presentation can matter a little to all your pages. Writing is hard work, and any new piece of writing will generally add to the pile of existing ones, rather than multiplying it all; it’s an enormous amount of[…]

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#786 Stop Watching the News

The number-one thing to filter out if you want more equanimity in your life? The news! Epictetus had it right: “You become what you give your attention to… If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will.” He also said that if we[…]

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