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An attachment to Carol Dweck’s research, which calls for a “growth mindset.” This entails a belief that you can be better and everything can be improved if you’re prepared to work at it. In her words, “effort is what makes you smart or talented” (Mindset, p. 16), and failure is merely an incentive to try a different approach next time. It is the opposite of the belief that we’re all born with a given amount of ...

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I am amazed at the things I have been able to accomplish by steadily chipping away at a problem. I know the basics of computer vision and of the USB protocol. I have been able to delve into the depths of code I thought I'd never be able to touch. I have successfully built and operated two 3d printers, added my own upgrades, and changed their firmware. Most of this seemed far out of reach a few years ago.