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kleinbl00  ·  3576 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hopping on a Soapbox -- Musings about Hubski

A word of advice? Try not to take it too seriously.

One of the things I like best about Hubski is the fact that the kids can be kids and the fogeys can be fogeys and we can find common ground without having to be identical. As a high school junior you are allowed to have your own perspective on things that MUST be different than those of us with mortgages.

That's part of what we like about you. That's why we listen.

I'm glad you were able to get over your intimidation. Consider it a life lesson: in the end, the only thing you will ever have is your perspective and your experience. Learn how to share them for the betterment of others and the world shall be your oyster.

And pay attention in math class. An understanding of Calculus gives you a Neo-like view of the Matrix that is the world. Trust me on this, because it'll be a while before you see it.

PS. Caffe Ladro > SCW





demure  ·  3079 days ago  ·  link  ·  

holy shit calculus makes everything make sense

kleinbl00  ·  3079 days ago  ·  link  ·  

=)

ironpotato  ·  3576 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    And pay attention in math class. An understanding of Calculus gives you a Neo-like view of the Matrix that is the world. Trust me on this, because it'll be a while before you see it.

Math is love, math is life.

Seriously though... Math is so useful. It may be because I'm a programming major, but I really wish I remembered more from my highschool math classes. I've always been good at it, but I haven't used it in so long it takes me a while to get back the basics every time I go to do something even remotely complex.

demure  ·  3576 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks kleinbl00, it means a lot for you to have read this all the way through. I am taking Calc 1-2 H this year (think AP Calc)...so that should be fun :)

I'll do my best to balance everything -- this essay was more about just getting some thoughts out to the world.

PS. I only had time to visit a few! Drank also at Caffe Artigiano in Vancouver and Fonte Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle. Next trip I wanna see Storyville, Vivace, Victrola, and I guess Caffe Ladro. Damn that's a lot of cafes.

edit: first badge! thanks :)

goobster  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Try Stumptown, too. From Portland. Lots of stores in Seattle carry it, and it is my #1 favorite.

demure  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm from the San Francisco area. Lots of great choices locally too! Verve, Four Barrel, and the more mainstream Blue Bottle. Sightglass, even (though I've never had anything from there).

kleinbl00  ·  3576 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ladro's a chain. I remember when they opened the first one back in 2002; guess there's 14 of them now. i'm not much for fancy coffee, but fresh beans brewed simply makes for pretty good coffee. Ladro's pretty good for that.

katakowsj  ·  3574 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey kleinbl00 I like that line about calculus and The Matrix. I plan on reusing that with the middleschoolers I teach. Gotta help them keep the long-view in mind. Thanks.

Also, demure, you'll hopefully find that Hubski is a place for people to trade ideas and upgrade their worldview and lives. Basically like kids and trading cards, just cooler.