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Coding Living

I survived a hacker attack!

I was attacked by hacker last week and I survived!

So good to be alive!

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Coding Drumming Living

A long-term hobby

Life is full of frustrations, especially in learning new things. We feel frustrated because we care. We care because we want to be better.

Teach yourself
Teach yourself

SET your pace

When I teach myself, even my students, I like to focus on whether I’m moving forward today, no matter how big the step I made. We have a job for living, but having a hobby is for relaxing. Set your own pace, no rush!

Shoulder the weight

Another thing is also necessary to make you better.

It’s PRESSURE.

Nobody loves pressure. Pressure is like medicine. It’s definitely a good treatment once you don’s abuse it.

Pressure can definitely make us concentrate on what we’re doing once you set an appropriate goal. To convey the pressure that you can handle to yourself and ensure you can make it later. Once you make it, you get the energy to keep moving again.

Size doesn’t matter!

Keep doing something for a long time is not that easy, even doing the things you love.

Set a goal, shoulder some weight, keep moving forward. Don’t care about the SIZE of the step you made. Even it’s a tiny one, it’s YOU MADE IT. You should be proud of yourself!

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Coding Drumming Living

4 Stages to Greatness

I watched a Drumeo lesson features Dom Famularo. He mentioned 4 stages to be a great drummer.

The 4 stages are as below:

  1. Unconscious incompetent
  2. Conscious incompetent
  3. Conscious competent
  4. Unconscious competent

After watching the video, I was wondering which stage I am. Stage 1?, Stage3?. The interesting thing is that we may be on 4 stages at the same time, but on 4 different areas. I am a software engineer, programming is what I’m good at. So I could be on stage 3 or 4. As an electric bass player, I’m still a beginner , so I could be on stage 1 or 2.

It doesn’t matter which stage you are. The point is how to be CONSCIOUS, to be aware of things, to sense things when you learn.

Be a teacher and teach yourself!

Purchase an iPhone stand and start videotaping yourself. Check the video for thousand times as a Grammy judge, and criticize you in your play, including your gestures, body motion, balance, timing, dynamic, energy …etc. That will develop your sensibility.

You can also show the video to your friends, your teacher or band member, and ask for the TRUTH! The truth is always cruel, but it’s the only way to pull you out of the stage 1 (Unconscious incompetent). That will provide you with different point of views so that you can be a better teacher to teach yourself next time.

Try to be a great teacher, and teach you to be great!