Friday, April 26, 2013

python: no user

One possible failure of downloading packages with node.js is "gyp ERR! stack Error: Command failed: python: no user {random number}" while executing "npm install -d".

If that happens, try

1) reinstall node.js first
2) put this into your .bash_profile:

The cause might be that the particular instance of Python is running from a protected space in the fs.

export PATH

Python seems to operate from 2 directories: /usr/bin 
and the aforementioned 
(I was able to download with the latter)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The case for maxing out IRA/401k limits while young

I never quite got my coworker's advice on maxing my 401k limits; but I think I get it now.

Max out now when u are young and steadily reduce til after u turn 50 because there's no more tax-free growth. (here's the rub; do you trust the gov't?)

Then again, you don't use all your retirement in the 1st year so even contributions at 60 grow while u don't use it.


Monday, April 22, 2013

I understand Autumn now

I think I get those people that like autumn more now. It may be common knowledge but I missed it.

In Spring, the air is still cold so standing in the shade is chilly. The sun is also stronger so going to the sunny side heats one up too fast.

In autumn, the air has already been warmed up by the summer's sun so standing in the shade is comfortable and the sun is less so standing in it doesn't overheat you.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

An update to 6 Keys to Happiness: a Narrower View

Now that I think about it: Life is the pursuit of the perfect balance of control and wonder shared with other people. Just 3 items.

I got that from combining some of the terms in a past post:

-optimism is simply control of mental facilities perceiving future growth
-purpose is again control of perception of future worth
-challenging work is the wonder of surprise (not knowing if you're succeed)
-fun is fun (the balance)
*and the crux is having friends in close relationships; sharing

**So, this is it: the pursuit of happiness!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Facebook Home and what it means to Apple & Google


is the experience of Fb Home that great; I doubt it; if so, does that mean iPhone users will have a less engrossing experience?

If the experience of Fb Home is really great; Apple needs to ramp up iOS or buy a social with all it's cash!

with Fb Home, Facebook effectively buys more time to take search away from Goog; android hijacking is secondary  

to counter Fb Home, google needs to ramp up their project glasses game so it can be in the same revenue realm as Apple. (money thru devices over search ad market)