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The lack of branching or skip logic is a minor concern, but using optional fields can substitute for that, and it isn't terribly difficult to filter out bad data from a limit like that. If there is an API for those forms, it wouldn't be too hard to write something around it that DID support conditional logic.
There is no limit to the time that can be wasted thinking that something can't be done. Taking the leap and actually doing it often reveals that we haven't given ourselves the credit we deserve.
So don't let doubt slow you down, get out there and find out for sure!
Are Response Limits Crippling?
In short, no.
Creative Research Systems suggest that a sample size of 249 should accurately reflect a population of up to 180,530 with an 88.8% confidence level or higher.
While the method used to arrive at this number is not disclosed, it does align with similar calculations by MaCorr Inc. It presumably assumes a sufficiently randomized sample base (which may not be a controllable factor for an online opt-in survey).
Survey Monkey is also a viable option. While the limit of 100 responses per survey may not be as flexible as the 250/month offered by SurveyGizmo, it may be more valuable to create multiple surveys aimed at different audiences.
Finally, if you really want maximum flexibility, a self-hosted solution such as LimeSurvey may be the right answer. I have a bit of experience with it, so if you find it giving you trouble, or just need some pointers, let me know.
"I am human."
I draw two things from this. The statement "I am human" is generally used to imply that failure is inevitable. If failure is bound to happen or time or another, surely it's not all that bad. It is something we can pick ourselves up from, dust off, and try again.
The danger here is when the "I am human" mindset leads to expecting failure. Worse still are the cases where we do not assess how we failed, and simply write it off as a "human error". If we do not learn from out mistakes, are we not doomed to repeat them?
"I am alive."
A constant reminder that we have had a lifetime of learning to equip us for success, and that each decision we make will only add to that arsenal of knowledge, whatever the outcome of that choice.
"The only reason I am having a bad day is because of my current perspective."
Absolutely. Regardless of the events up until now, what happens next could go in any direction. How you view the situation colors the decisions you make. If you allow a few unrelated bad calls to affect your confidence, then you plant the seeds of doubt. All that does is leave you second-guessing yourself, even if you know what to choose. Taken from the other side, successive good decisions can lull you into carelessness.
Keep a level head and treat each decision as independent from all others in a day (unless a sensible relationship exists between the events), like a series of die rolls.
I'm going to disagree with you on a few of these points, so if that bothers you I would suggest not reading further. ^_~
The impression I get from your comment is that my phrasing of "I don't want to make time" implied it was negative. I'll change that to "I choose not to make time", to clarify my intent. The phrase "I don't have time" is never true unless the person uttering it is moments from death, but choosing not to make time is the point.
Given the choice between ways to spend our time, we must decide. The choice to not create time for something is one of those options. There is no implication that not making time for something is a bad decision. Far from it!
The idea is not to pack our time as tightly as possible. The idea is to own our choices, and draw strength from the fact that we made a decision.
With that in mind, I'd like to discuss the "dimensions" you describe.
Those who wish they had the resources.
Regardless of available resources, we are never powerless. If time (or energy, money, etc) is scarce, we choose the things we value most to spend it on.
Those content to do less have already chosen. They have recognized what is important to them, and are remaining true to it. This is an honorable mindset, worthy of praise.
You mention intensity, the on-the-go, fast-paced lifestyle, and the "never still" mindset, and I wonder if that's what you thought I was talking about. I don't advocate a "do it now, do it all" lifestyle, but I think people tend to sell themselves short when it comes to their limits. Sometimes overburdening yourself (even temporarily) draws out strength you didn't know you had. We don't ever really know our limits until we push past them, and accepting those limits as constants is dangerous.
It's one thing to think. It's quite another to know.
Those who do not realize that they have choices (and are making them) are the ones most in need of empowerment. And yes, there are systems in play designed to discourage choice, and promote acceptance of things as they are. We need to break these systems, and the best way to do that is to promote awareness.
A diminished variety of disciplines is not something I believe to be an effect of self-directed learning. Being driven by passion has the wonderful perk of freedom to follow that desire. In my case, that path has led me to delve into programming, writing, photography, and other (shorter term) adventures.
I must agree though, passion is indispensable when it comes down to the wire.
I'm not entirely sure what the word I'm looking for is. Any ideas?
That said, is it the place of a proxy operator to prevent access to content, even if it is equal denial to all content of a certain data type?