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I just found this little gem and started using it today. LinqToExcel Rocks! 
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Ira Glass

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners,
I wish someone told me.
All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste.
But there is this gap.
For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good.
It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.
But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer.
And your taste is why your work disappoints you.
A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit.
Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this.
We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have.
We all go through this.
And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work.
Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions.
And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile.
It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

I look back on stuff I made even 3 years ago and think "ugh". And I'm sure it will be just the same 3 years from now. I'm very hard on myself, but it's the only way to improve.

From my experiences with competitive gaming, olympic lifting, and independent development, I really believe there is no such thing as talent. Talent gets you above the crowd, when everyone is a beginner. After that, the 10000 hour rule applies.
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LOL ... I may or may not have experienced this exact situation ... OK not 'exact' but you get the picture. 
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This is called a Swedish flame. make your cuts like your cutting cake. leave about 6 inches at the base. throw some fuel oil in there. (about a cap full.) it burns up to two to three hours.

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This is a really cool way to view/present data in an accessible way!
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I grew up in the small town of Placerville Ca. with my wonderful family. After I graduated from El Dorado Adventist School in 2002 I moved to Butte MT. I went to college there (1 Semester), before realizing there was something missing. I joined the Army as an Automated Logistics Specialist in 2003. A rewarding experience that while stressful, aggravating and a pain at times; I would not change it for the world. I learned so much and grew even more as a person and a friend. During my time in the service, I meet my beautiful wife. We live in Mass, with our wonderful Chocolate Lab Mocha.

Just finished my Masters in Information Systems (MIS). I love learning, and have always been fascinated with problem solving. Which could be one of the many reasons I was drawn to software development as it allows an outlet for my incessant desire to solve problems (some of which I create).

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Completed my MIS program (a 2 year program) in 14 months, with a 3.84 GPA, while working full time.
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  • University of Phoenix
    Masters in Information Systems, 2012 - 2013
  • UOP (University of Phoenix)
    BS Information Technology & Software Engineering, 2007 - 2011
  • Montana Tech
    Software Engineering
  • EAS (El Dorado Adventist School)
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