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October 31, 2007

Tools

Filed under: social — Tags: — Hailin @ 8:31 pm

There is an old Chinese saying “if the worker wants to be good at his work, he must sharpen his tool first”.

I have believed that since my early years of my life, when my brothers and I had to cut grass or fire woods for fuel.  The first thing we did was to sharpen the knife. My third brother (now a college teacher) was a very hard working young man, and he would  work all day to clean up all the grass on many field banks, and fill up our entire attic.  

I am getting used to a few good knives: Eclipse, PHPEclise, PHP, MySQL, QuantumDB, etc.  I like them – they are blazing sharp.  The knife manual “PHPEclipse: A User Guide” by Shu-Wai Chow is also helpful.  

Which is more fun? Cutting grass for fuel, being a professor, or building consumer Internet application? I need to ask my third brother.

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