Juan Uys


  • Alan Kay is almost definitely always right.
  • Simpler is better, but no simpler.
  • Show, don’t tell.
  • Build upon what came before.
  • S-expressions is the good way to program.
  • Don’t use silos, unless it’s your own silo.
  • Invest in a good bed, good shoes and merino whool shirts without scratchy labels.
  • Get a tailored mix of micro-nutrients.
  • Move as often as possible. Movement through space is good, like jogging.
  • Read varied good books often.
  • Do no harm.
  • Delete your social media accounts. People who matter and value you will bubble to the top anyway.
  • Have something to do? Go offline.
  • Edit ruthlessly. Don’t hoard.
  • Check email once in the morning, and once in the evening.
  • Put your phone on the side-table. If it’s important, someone will ring.
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