Blog of Sara Jakša

Assumptions that we make

When I was programming the application for the descriptive experience sampling, there was one thing that I could not find out how to deal with. And this was time. JavaScript has a relatively good native way of dealing with the time. But for some reason, it always think I am one hour off.

I know the time right now is almost 1 o'clock, but the JavaScript in React Native and in my browser tell me that my time is almost noon. On the other side, the clock in my panel and the Linux command date does give me the right time.

This is how I figured out that LeechBlock most likely uses JavaScript, since its blocking is also off by an hour.

As I was looking for a way, how to resolve it, I did not find it. But I did find a couple of interesting articles, that deal with the assumptions from the programmer perspective. But I think they are a fun and interesting reading also for people, that are not programmers. They just deal with assumptions we make about time and people's names.

Here are the links:

I think they are quick and fun read to remind each and every one of us, how many assumption do we make in everyday life, which they might not be true. Which might be important for the success in the life. Here is an interesting article, The Cook and the Chef: Musk’s Secret Sauce, that talks about the importance of dealing with assumptions on the case study of Elon Musk.