Limiting Beliefs

Limiting Beliefs
http://changingminds.org/explanations/belief/limiting_beliefs.htm

How To Identify Your Limiting Beliefs And Get Rid Of Them Once And For All
https://medium.com/change-your-mind/how-to-identify-your-limiting-beliefs-and-get-rid-of-them-once-and-for-all-dafa4c477a9e

Limiting Beliefs: What Are They And How Can You Overcome Them?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joyburnford/2019/01/30/limiting-beliefs-what-are-they-and-how-can-you-overcome-them/#1d203a5d6303

4 Steps to Release “Limiting Beliefs” Learned From Childhood
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/focus-forgiveness/201311/4-steps-release-limiting-beliefs-learned-childhood

What is learned helplessness?
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325355.php

Self-Esteem

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem – Nathaniel Branden
https://bankofnotes.wordpress.com/tag/self-esteem/

What matters most is how you see yourself. an abstract from the above link:

Self-concept is destiny. If you have a high opinion of yourself, you’re more likely to get positive emotional feedback from others which will reinforce your strong self-image; if you have a low opinion of yourself, you’re more likely to get negative feedback from others, “proving” that you were right all along.


Healthy self-esteem correlates with:
rationality
realism
intuitiveness
creativity
independence
flexibility
ability to manage change
willingness to admit and correct mistakes
benevolence
cooperativeness
Poor self-esteem correlates with:
irrationality
blindness to reality
rigidity
fear of the new and unfamiliar
inappropriate conformity or inappropriate rebelliousness
defensiveness
over-compliant or over-controlling behavior
fear of, or hostility to, other people
“The union of two abysses does not produce a height.”
“Poor self-esteem places us in an adversarial relationship to our well-being”
Self-efficacy is the conviction that we are able to think, to judge, to know, and to correct our errors. It is trust in our mental processes and abilities. It is not the conviction that we can never make an error. It is trust in our processes, not necessarily in the outcomes.
“Self-esteem is not a substitute for the knowledge and skills one needs to operate successfully in the world. But it does increase the likelihood that one will obtain those skills.”
Physical manifestations of self-esteem:
eyes that are alert, bright, and lively
shoulders that are relaxed, yet erect
hands that tend to be relaxed and graceful
arms that tend to hang in an easy, natural way
a posture that tends to be unstrained, erect, well-balanced
a walk that tends to be purposeful
a voice that tends to be modulated with an intensity appropriate to the situation and with clear pronunciation “

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The Six Pillars of Self Esteem, Dr. Nathaniel Branden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfFUVnwCNVY&t=38s

Self Esteem Mini-Course by Marisa Peer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofU58-8q7_M

Learning to Love Yourself | Amanda Jetté Knox | TEDxYouth@Nepean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vkQk3ywgb0

Docker containers in Production

I wanted to compile some resources about docker usage in production environments.

Interesting facts — Companies and the use of Docker
https://medium.com/@tao_66792/interesting-facts-companies-and-the-use-of-docker-948baa8cf309

Customer Success
Carnival, Citizens Bank, Liberty Mutual, Lindsay Corporation, and Nationwide won the 2019 Docker customer awards for innovation and transformation
https://www.docker.com/customers

What do teams at Square, Airbnb, and Spotify have in common?
https://www.quora.com/Is-it-safe-to-use-Docker-in-production

Are Docker containers really secure?
https://opensource.com/business/14/7/docker-security-selinux

These Are Not The Containers You’re Looking For
https://www.forbes.com/sites/udinachmany/2019/02/11/these-are-not-the-containers-youre-looking-for/#3921aecb3a89

The 2019 Microservices Ecosystem
https://glasnostic.com/blog/the-2019-microservices-ecosystem

Should You Run Your Database in Docker?
“Someone mentioned not running databases in containers, but I don’t understand why it would be bad…”
https://vsupalov.com/database-in-docker/

8 Components You Need to Run Containers in Production

  1. Engine
  2. Orchestration
  3. Network
  4. Storage
  5. Monitoring
  6. Logging
  7. Service Mesh
  8. Container Deployment Pipeline
    https://blog.cloud66.com/8-components-you-need-to-run-containers-in-production/

The Most Widely Used Images Are NGINX, Redis, and Postgres
https://www.datadoghq.com/docker-adoption/

Subjective Validation, Barnum Effect, Forer Effect

The Barnum Effect – Why People Believe In Astrology And Psychics

Barnum effect

The Barnum effect, also called the Forer effect, is a common psychological phenomenon whereby individuals give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically to them, that are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people.[1] This effect can provide a partial explanation for the widespread acceptance of some paranormal beliefs and practices, such as astrology, fortune telling, aura reading, and some types of personality tests.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_effect

The Barnum Effect
“The Barnum effect is named after P.T. Barnum, the showman who declared “there零 a sucker born every minute.” He found many ways to separate “suckers”, as he called gullible people, from their money.

The Barnum effect in psychology refers to the gullibility of people when reading descriptions of themselves. By personality, we mean the ways in which people are different and unique. However, it is possible to give everyone the same description and people nevertheless rate the description as very very accurate”
http://psych.fullerton.edu/mbirnbaum/psych101/barnum_demo.htm

Forer (or Barnum) Effect

chatbot as a therapist?

Meet the chatbots doing your job: Therapy Today, June 2018 Volume 29 Issue 5
https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/therapy-today/june-2018/meet-the-chatbots-doing-your-job/

Woebot
Think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
https://woebot.io/

The chatbot therapist will see you now
https://www.wired.com/2017/06/facebook-messenger-woebot-chatbot-therapist/

Wysa
“Sometimes we get all tangled up inside our heads, unable to move on. Wysa is great at helping you get unstuck. Co-designed by therapists, coaches, users and AI folk, Wysa lets you set the pace, helps when it can, and never judges. It is free and anonymous – so give it a try!”
https://www.wysa.io/

Meet Tess: the mental health chatbot that thinks like a therapist
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/25/meet-tess-the-mental-health-chatbot-that-thinks-like-a-therapist

Eliza, the Computer Therapist
“The original ELIZA first appeared in the 60’s. She seems almost human. This example of artificial intelligence works best, however, if you limit your conversation to talking about yourself and your feelings. Full sentences will give better results.”
https://www.cyberpsych.org/eliza/

Mitsuku
“Mitsuku, a four-time winner of the Loebner Prize Turing Test, is the world’s best conversational chatbot. As featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Guardian, Wired, and more.”
https://www.pandorabots.com/mitsuku/

Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/28/chatbot-ai-lawyer-donotpay-parking-tickets-london-new-york

Supreme Court decision announced in Pimlico Plumbers case

Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another (Appellants) v Smith (Respondent)
https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2017-0053.html

UK Supreme Court rejects appeal from Pimlico Plumbers in landmark gig economy case
“Worker status means entitlement to national minimum wage, holiday pay and protection from discrimination”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pimlico-plumbers-uk-supreme-court-gig-economy-employees-gary-smith-a8396471.html

Supreme Court decision announced in Pimlico Plumbers case
https://www.employmentlawwatch.com/2018/06/articles/employment-uk/supreme-court-decision-announced-in-pimlico-plumbers-case/

The Pimlico Plumbers case was a win for workers – but there’s a long way left to go
“Limb (b)” workers are the core of the so-called gig economy. The ruling in their favour by the Supreme Court is good news, but the battle will continue to rage.
https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2018/06/pimlico-plumbers-case-was-win-workers-there-s-long-way-left-go

The Pimlico Plumbers Case Matters for Workers’ Rights: Here’s Why
“In a landmark decision this week, the UK’s Supreme Court held that a plumber was entitled to employment rights during his time working for Pimlico Plumbers – despite the company saying he was only a freelance contractor. RightsInfo takes a look at what impact this ruling might have on others working in the so-called ‘gig-economy’?”
https://rightsinfo.org/why-pimlico-case-matters-uk-workers/

Clean Code Notes

Naming

Ottinger’s Rules for Variable and Class Naming
http://www.maultech.com/chrislott/resources/cstyle/ottinger-naming.html

programming style from a cs class CS490 by Dr.Chan
http://www.cs.uakron.edu/~chanc/CS490/SeniorSeminar2012/Lecture%202%20-%20Program%20Style/programming%20style.pdf

 

 

Social help resources

Social help resources for addiction, std, counselling, and others.

narcotics anonymous http://ukna.org/
gamblers anonymous https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/
positive east http://www.positiveeast.org.uk/
http://dean.st/ 56 Dean Street: Dean Street is an award winning HIV and sexual health NHS clinic
https://www.brook.org.uk/ brook: Sexual health & wellbeing for under 25s
https://londonirisharc.com/ london irish abortion rights campaign
http://pinktherapy.mobi/ pink therapy
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice stonewall
http://www.wgn.org.uk/ women and girls network
http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/ british legion
https://www.ssafa.org.uk/ ssafa: the Armed Forces Charity

https://www.hams.cc HAMS is a peer-led and free-of-charge support and informational group for anyone who wants to change their drinking habits for the better
https://www.smartrecovery.org.uk/

 

diet and brain

Power Foods for the Brain | Neal Barnard | TEDxBismarck
Alzheimer disease studies: saturated fat, trans fat, vitamin e, vegetables,  anti-oxidant grapes, and exercise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_ONFix_e4k

 

 

mythology

 

Irish mythology

Irish mythology
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_mythology

Top 10 Irish Myths and Legends
http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-irish-myths-and-legends.php

Sidhe in Irish mythology
“Bean sídhe or banshee, a female spirit in Irish mythology
Leanan sídhe, a beautiful fairy woman in Irish mythology who takes a human lover
Cat Sidhe or Cat sìth, a fairy creature from Scottish and Irish mythology”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidhe_(disambiguation)

Changeling
“A changeling is a creature found in folklore and folk religion. A changeling child was believed to be a fairy child that had been left in place of a human child stolen by the fairies. The theme of the swapped child is common in medieval literature and reflects concern over infants thought to be afflicted with unexplained diseases, disorders, or developmental disabilities.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changeling

Hobgoblin
“A hobgoblin is a mischievous spirit, typically appearing in folklore. Shakespeare identifies the character of Puck in his A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a hobgoblin”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobgoblin
“Hobgoblin is a term typically applied in folktales to describe a friendly but troublesome creature. The most commonly known hobgoblin is the character Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
http://mythology.wikia.com/wiki/Hobgoblin

Puck
“In English folklore, Puck, sometimes known as Robin Goodfellow, is a domestic and nature sprite, demon, or fairy.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puck_(mythology)

 

European folklore
“European folklore or Western folklore refers to the folklore of the western world, especially when discussed comparatively. There is, of course, no single European culture, but nevertheless the common history of Christendom during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period has resulted in a number of traditions that are shared in many ethnic or regional cultures of Europe.
This concerns notably common traditions based on Christian mythology, i.e. certain commonalities in celebrating Christmas, such as the various Christmas gift-bringers, or customs associated with All Souls’ Day.
In addition, there are certain apotropaic gestures or practices found in large parts of Europe, such as the knocking on wood or the fingers crossed gesture.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_folklore

Fairy
“A fairy (also fata, fay, fae, fair folk; from faery, faerie, “realm of the fays”) is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy

The White Moon Goddess Gallery Presents: The Cailleach
“The Cailleach (pronounced “kye-luhkh”) is one of the more fascinating, more powerful, and sometimes more terrifying of the Celtic goddesses.
The Cailleach is said to be ancient.”
http://orderwhitemoon.org/goddess/Cailleach/