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今日推荐开源项目:《家国梦 JiaGuoMengCalculator》
今日推荐英文原文:《10 Signs You’ve Got a Stupid Idea》
开源日报第570期:《家国梦 JiaGuoMengCalculator》
今日推荐开源项目:《家国梦 JiaGuoMengCalculator》传送门:GitHub链接
推荐理由:《家国梦》是由人民日报和腾讯游戏共同创作的公益手游。游戏以中国建国70周年作为主旋律,号召玩家为中国,为家乡的建设,贡献力量……看看介绍,感觉这是一个不算太复杂的游戏。但是如果把所学的知识和这个看似不复杂的手游混合在一起的话会怎么样呢?这个项目是一个计算在游戏中建筑最优配置的计算器,也就是把算法的知识和这个游戏结合的成果。虽然看起来大有种杀鸡用宰牛刀的感觉,但是最起码你拥有了一个驳倒“读书有啥用,拿去买菜吗?”的完美理由了——谁说知识不能用在打游戏上的?
今日推荐英文原文:《10 Signs You’ve Got a Stupid Idea》作者:Jessica Wildfire
原文链接:https://medium.com/swlh/10-signs-youve-got-a-stupid-idea-b585049f6774
推荐理由:总有些时候我们需要一个灵感来推进任务——但是很明显有的灵感只是犯蠢的想法

10 Signs You’ve Got a Stupid Idea

We all have them. Learn how to spot them on sight.

Even geniuses have terrible ideas. They’re just good at spotting them. They know what a good ideal feels like.

A good idea makes you go hell yeah.

A good idea won’t usually make you rich or famous. It might not meet with a ton of praise. But you don’t regret it, either. It’s hard to know when you’ve got a truly stupid idea, and when you’re just doubting yourself.

Hard, but not impossible.

Recently, I spent 7 hours on a stupid idea. Then I made a fresh pot of coffee and stared out the kitchen window for a while. When I came back to my idea, I found myself whispering, “Holy shit… this is terrible.” So I deleted the whole thing and wrote this instead.

I’m coming off fresh from a stupid idea, with firsthand knowledge of what it feels like from start to finish:

You feel like it’s utterly brilliant

The idea feels like a masterpiece waiting to happen. You haven’t even started working on it, and yet you just know somehow. Yeah, right. When you catch yourself marveling at the light bulb above your head, it’s time to take a break. You’re not thinking clearly.

You’re obsessed with its originality

Nobody has ever thought of this before, right? You’ll be the first. In truth, nobody’s ever the first to come up with an idea. Not anymore. Humans have lived too long. Every idea just adds a little something. The novelty of an idea doesn’t matter as much as the quality of execution.

You focus on the bells and whistles

The idea should be enough. It doesn’t need special features or gimmicks. If it does, you’ve got a stupid idea.

You can’t wait to show it to someone

That’s because you feel insecure about your brilliant idea, and you want external validation right away. You don’t just want someone else to nod and go “cool.” You want them to react like a cartoon.

It forms out of desperation

You’re probably deep in the swamp of failure. You’re not feeling great about yourself. You’re looking for any reason to feel better. This means you’re more likely to overestimate the quality of your ideas. When you’re not starving, you know how to toss back the little fish.

You feel an urge to get it done now

Part of you sees what’s going on, and it tries to get you to slow down and think. Your better self doesn’t want you throwing away ten hours on an idea with no merit. Ironically, this puts the rest of your brain into overdrive. It doubles down on your bad idea, and tries to get as much work in as possible before you wise up. We become strangely fixated on bringing our stupid ideas to their rotten fruition.

It’s completely unfeasible

That’s the part that tantalizes you. It looks really hard, perhaps even impossible, and right now you want the distraction of a challenge. You might lack the skill set to bring your idea into being, but that won’t stop you. You’ll find a shortcut somehow.

You care more about the idea than anything

The best ideas add value to other people’s lives. When you skip over this part, that’s a red hot sign that you should stop and relax. You’ve started caring more about the idea, and the attention it will bring you, than what you’re actually bringing to the table.

You start fearing that it will fail

What if nobody cares about your brilliant idea? You’ve invested all this time and energy. If it doesn’t vomit rainbows, you’ll be devastated. That means you probably know it’s going to fail. Not only that, you’re starting to see why — and just can’t admit it to yourself. A good idea will get better through criticism. A stupid idea completely falls apart.

It’s actually torturing you

A good idea should feel good. You shouldn’t be sweating too much over it. You should be approaching it with a calm, patient attitude. It’s hard, but the good kind of hard — not the kind that makes you agitated, swinging back and forth between euphoria and panic attacks.

Sometimes a good idea is just a cool little idea. It doesn’t take long to implement — and you don’t expect much. These ideas might excite people more than you expected, but not less.

You know you should be doing something else

Your utterly brilliant idea could just be a distraction from parts of your life that you’re neglecting. That little voice in your head keeps saying, “Are you sure this is worth your time?” The little voice doesn’t doubt you, just this idea. It feels like you could be doing something more worthwhile, like taking a shower. Have you smelled yourself?

Stop waiting for the next brilliant idea

We spend so much time trying not to give up. But sometimes you do yourself the biggest favor by stepping back from those brilliant ideas. They’re just stupid ideas wearing a cool suit. It’s okay, you can give up on a stupid idea without giving up on yourself.
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