Practice Over Natural Ability

Each man practices as he feels inclined. It is said the warrior’s is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways.
Even if a man has no natural ability he can be a warrior by sticking assiduously to both divisions of the Way.
— Miyamoto Musashi in The Book of Five Rings

This book was first published over three centuries ago, by the Japanese famous Samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Short read, great book. Many concepts and ideas are still applicable nowadays.

One does not need a natural ability or innate talent to become great at something. Practice is what makes all the difference.

How to Change macOS Default Screen Shot Folder

That’s something that has always bothered me. Unfortunately there is no way to do it via a user interface. But it can be easily achieved running the following commands in the Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/Screenshots/
killall SystemUIServer

Change the ~/Desktop/Screenshots/ with the desired path you want to save the screen shots. It is important to note that you need to create the target folder before changing the path.

Hello, World!

I’ve never been much of a writer, but since I started pursuing a Ph.D., you sort of not have a choice anymore. You gotta put the work and write a lot. That was one of the reasons why I started a blog about Python and Django a couple of years ago — to write more on a regular basis.

Without much expectation, after six months posting every week, the blog took off. And I gotta say, I’m very proud of the results so far. I still love publishing new articles and tutorials and engaging with the audience. In fact, I have big plans for the next semester.

In the very beginning, I sort of had more freedom on the content I published there. But as the blog started to grow and other sites started indexing its RSS feed, and people started subscribing via email, I felt some pressure regarding the quality of the content (and what) I publish there.

To write about anything else, long or short texts, with no commitments or a particular subject, I created this blog. Probably I will be writing about tech stuff for the most part, but I might also share some personal thoughts every now and then.

See you around!