Friday, December 31, 2010

“Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.”

        — Spanish Proverb

Thursday, December 30, 2010

“Work like you owe money to a Russian, love like you’ve never looked in the mirror, dance like a drunk badger attacking a hedge.”

        — Dolly (@TheDollSays) #

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

“Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.”

        — Ralph Waldo Emerso

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Debt, n.

An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave driver.

        — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

Monday, December 27, 2010

“What is more important in a library than anything else - than everything else - is the fact that it exists.”

        — Archibald MacLeish

Sunday, December 26, 2010

“Then what are we fighting for?”

        — Winston Churchill in response to a suggestion of cutting arts funding to support the war effort

Saturday, December 25, 2010

“There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.”

        — Erma Bombeck

Merry Christmas to the child in all of us.

Friday, December 24, 2010

“They say a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth gets its pants on. Why the truth is pantsless, no one mentions.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

“Design without a cost target is just art class”

        — Clothing designer from Nike

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

“If it’s a new problem, perhaps it demands a new approach. If it’s an old problem, it certainly does.”

        — Seth Godin

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

“Never let your past dictate who you are, but let it be a part of who you’ll become.”

        — Nick Portokalos

Monday, December 20, 2010

“Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.”

        — Malcolm Muggeridge

Sunday, December 19, 2010

“You can’t plough a field by turning it over in your mind.”

        — Irish Proverb

Saturday, December 18, 2010

“The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.”

        — Benjamin Jowett

Friday, December 17, 2010

“For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.”

        — Clifton Fadiman

Thursday, December 16, 2010

“God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another”

        — William Shakespeare, Hamlet Act III Scene I

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”

        — Paul Boese

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

“Americans will always reach for their lawyers first.”

        — Neil Brennan, Ignite Melbourne 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

        — Plato

Sunday, December 12, 2010

“Critical decisions need to be made as late as possible, but before they make themselves.”

        — Mary Poppendieck, YOW! 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

“Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.”

        — Horace Mann

Friday, December 10, 2010

“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace”

        — Robert J. Sawyer

Thursday, December 9, 2010

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”

        — Henry Winkler

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

“I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words.”

        — Ruth St. Denis

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

“Sysops people need to think of servers as cattle rather than pets…”

        — Michael Nygard, YOW! 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”

        — Isaac Asimov

Sunday, December 5, 2010

“Some people are like slinkies – not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.”

Saturday, December 4, 2010

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

        — Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Friday, December 3, 2010

“He was jeopardising his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.”

        — Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Thursday, December 2, 2010

“You never truly understand concurrency until you’ve had your second child”

        — Old Erlang saying

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little.”

        — Sydney Smith

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

“Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance.”

        — Unknown

Monday, November 29, 2010

“On my best days I know there is God.”

        — Gordon Atkinson

Sunday, November 28, 2010

“Santa Claus has the right idea – visit people only once a year.”

        — Victor Borge

Saturday, November 27, 2010

“Fortunately excitement is one of the contagious things children carry.”

        — Tatu Saloranta (@cowtowncoder)

Friday, November 26, 2010

“Men argue, nature acts.”

        — Voltaire

Thursday, November 25, 2010

“Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.”

        — Ira Gassen

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

“Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

“It wasn’t until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say ‘I don’t know’.”

        — W. Somerset Maugham

Monday, November 22, 2010

“I praise loudly, I blame softly.”

        — Catherine the Great

Sunday, November 21, 2010

“Music is an outburst of the soul.”

        — Frederick Delius

Saturday, November 20, 2010

“Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.”

        — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Friday, November 19, 2010

“To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there’s no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.”

        — Jack Handey

Thursday, November 18, 2010

“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”

        — Lane Olinghouse

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

“Indecision becomes decision with time.”

        — Unknown

Monday, November 15, 2010

“When you judge someone it doesn’t define who they are, it defines who you are”

        — Unknown

Sunday, November 14, 2010

“I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.”

        — Horace Greeley

Saturday, November 13, 2010

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.”

        — Henrik Ibsen

Friday, November 12, 2010

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears that this is true.”

        — James Branch Cabell

Thursday, November 11, 2010

He who think by the inch,
and talk by the mile,
ought to be kicked by the foot.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

“Respect for the truth is an acquired taste.”

        — Mark van Doren

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages”

        — Jacques Deval

Monday, November 8, 2010

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”

        — W. M. Lewis

Sunday, November 7, 2010

“I have 1,500 Facebook friends, and I don’t know who any of them are.”

        — Unknown #

Saturday, November 6, 2010

“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.”

        — Frederick B. Wilcox

Friday, November 5, 2010

“Someday humanity will defeat Skynet by installing iTunes and McAfee on it.”

        — Lowell (@howtogeek)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

“Good things come to those who bait.”

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

“Like I’ve always said, love wouldn’t be blind if the braille weren’t so damned much fun.”

        — Armistead Maupin, Maybe the Moon

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

“Never wear anything that panics the cat.”

        — P. J. O’Rourke

Monday, November 1, 2010

“I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.”

        — George Best

Sunday, October 31, 2010

“Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.”

        — Clarence Darrow

Saturday, October 30, 2010

“Failure is an event, never a person.”

        — William D. Brown

Friday, October 29, 2010

“Call on God, but row away from the rocks.”

        — Hunter S. Thompson

Thursday, October 28, 2010

“The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.”

        — Paul Fix

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

“Nobody realises that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

        — Albert Camus

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

“Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.”

        — William Stafford

Monday, October 25, 2010

“I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand.”

        — Charles M. Schulz

Sunday, October 24, 2010

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

        — Albert Einstein

Saturday, October 23, 2010

“You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.”

        — P. J. O’Rourke

Friday, October 22, 2010

“Almost anything is easier to get into than to get out of.”

        — Agnes Allen

Thursday, October 21, 2010

“Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.”

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

“It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different opinion.”

        — William Ralph Inge

Monday, October 18, 2010

“The weirder you’re going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.”

        — P. J. O’Rourke

Sunday, October 17, 2010

“When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.”

        — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Saturday, October 16, 2010

“I don’t mind suffering is silence, as long as everyone knows I’m suffering in silence."

        — Boho the hippopotamus, from the Jungle Doctor story, “Sweet and Sour Hippo”

Friday, October 15, 2010

“I am in favour of preserving the French habit of kissing ladies’ hands - after all, one must start somewhere.”

        — Sacha Guitry

Thursday, October 14, 2010

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

        — Richard Buckminster Fuller

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

“It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting.”

        — Millard Fuller

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

“If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait till you hire an amateur.”

        — Red Adair

Monday, October 11, 2010

“Being a creator of software systems is like being a god. Only without the omnipotence, omnipresence or omniscience.”

        — Brent Snook (@brentsnook)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

“When C++ is your hammer, everything starts to look like your thumb.”

        — Amazon interview candidate

Saturday, October 9, 2010

“Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.”

        — Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, October 8, 2010

“Socialising on the internet is to socialising, what reality TV is to reality.”

        — Aaron Sorkin

Thursday, October 7, 2010

“I’ve been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out.”

        — Lee Grant

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

“Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backward.”

        — Soren Kierkegaard

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

“Change is inevitable. Unless you need it to feed the parking meter. Then it’s nowhere to be found.”

        — Caprice Crane

Monday, October 4, 2010

“Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.”

        — P. J. O’Rourke

Sunday, October 3, 2010

“Capslock does not make technical support want to help you more.”

        — Lindsay (Trampoline Sept 2010)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

“Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.”

        — Helen Hays

Friday, October 1, 2010

“Don’t worry that children never listen to you, worry that they are always watching you.”

        — Robert Fulghum

Thursday, September 30, 2010

“If you have a parrot and you don’t teach it to say, ‘Help, they’ve turned me into a parrot’, you are wasting everybody’s time.”

        — Julia Segal (@juliasegal)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

“Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

“The liberation of humanity is all or nothing.”

        — May 1968 Graffiti #

Monday, September 27, 2010

“One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.”

        — G. M. Weilacher

Sunday, September 26, 2010

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

        — Milton Berle

Saturday, September 25, 2010

“Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.”

        — Rita Mae Brown

Friday, September 24, 2010

“Reality continues to ruin my life.”

        — Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Thursday, September 23, 2010

“Stock photos are the bullet points of the twenty-first century.”

        — Martin Fowler

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

“There’s much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.”

        — Diana Trilling

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

“Young people need models, not critics.”

        — John Wooden

Monday, September 20, 2010

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

        — Anne Frank

Sunday, September 19, 2010

“Writing code a computer can understand is science. Writing code other programmers can understand is an art.”

        — Jason Gorman (@jasongorman

Saturday, September 18, 2010

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”

        — Mario Andretti

Friday, September 17, 2010

“Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.”

        — Anonymous

Thursday, September 16, 2010

“It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”

        — Sir Winston Churchill

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, pride, and arrogance.”

        — Samuel Butler

Monday, September 13, 2010

“Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.”

        — Unknown

Sunday, September 12, 2010

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”

        — Sidney Greenberg

Saturday, September 11, 2010

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

        — Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, September 10, 2010

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

        — George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) “Maxims for Revolutionists”

Thursday, September 9, 2010

“I used to think I wasn’t a morning person, but things never got better after lunch.”

        — Wally from Dilbert by Scott Adams

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

“Don’t be sad because its over. Smile because it happened.”

        — Dr. Seuss A.K.A. Theodore Giesel

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

“The older I grow the more I listen to people who don’t talk much.”

        — Germain G. Glien

Monday, September 6, 2010

“It requires less character to discover the faults of others than is does to tolerate them.”

        — J. Petit Senn

Sunday, September 5, 2010

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

        — Mark Twain

Happy Fathers’ Day

Saturday, September 4, 2010

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”

        — Bill Cosby

Friday, September 3, 2010

“The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.”

        — Frances Willard

Thursday, September 2, 2010

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”

        — Jerry Rice

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.”

        — Tom Brokaw

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

        — Carl Bard

Monday, August 30, 2010

“You can safely assume you have created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”

        — Ann Lamott

Sunday, August 29, 2010

“One man with courage makes a majority.”

        — Andrew Jackson

Saturday, August 28, 2010

“How come Steve Jobs liver can be replaced, but the battery in my iPod can’t be?”

        — Julias Shaw (@mentalartist)

Friday, August 27, 2010

“Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”

        — Henry Van Dyke

Thursday, August 26, 2010

“If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.”

        — M. H. Alderson

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

        — Christopher Morley

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

        — Plato

Monday, August 23, 2010

“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.”

        — John Ruskin

Sunday, August 22, 2010

“If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”

        — Jim Barksdale (former Netscape CEO)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal”

        — Emma Goldman

Friday, August 20, 2010

“When you’re in that voting booth with just your conscience and a pen, take the pen because that’s all you’ll ever get out of them.”

Thursday, August 19, 2010

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.”

        — David Starr Jordan

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

“The freedom of others extends mine infinitely.”

        — May 1968 Graffiti #

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

        — Hilary Cooper

Monday, August 16, 2010

“Eagles may soar high, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.”

        — John Benfield

Sunday, August 15, 2010

“It was not a laugh but merely a loud smile.”

        — Unknown

Saturday, August 14, 2010

“We want structures that serve people, not people serving structures.”

        — May 1968 Graffiti #

Friday, August 13, 2010

“We’ve gotten to the point where everybody’s got a right and nobody’s got a responsibility”

        — Newton Minow

Thursday, August 12, 2010

“One irresponsible programmer can keep any five top-notch programmers busy.”

        — Eric Evans

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.”

        — Clay Shirky, South by Southwest 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

“Bing is a great Website for doing Internet searches. I know that, because I Googled it.”

        — Stephen Colbert

Monday, August 9, 2010

“Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm living public opinion.”

        — Wendell Phillips

Sunday, August 8, 2010

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”

        — Robert Anthony

Saturday, August 7, 2010

“There are 2 hard problems in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-1 errors.”

        — Leon Bambrick (@secretGeek)

Friday, August 6, 2010

“I remember when social networking was something that happened in person. How awkward.”

        — Caprice Crane

Thursday, August 5, 2010

“The word ‘politics’ is derived from the word ‘poly’, meaning ‘many’, and the word ‘ticks’, meaning ‘blood sucking parasites’.”

        — Larry Hardiman

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

        — Winston Churchill

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

“At some point the entire universe will become a black, cold, lifeless void. So pass me my damned coffee.”

        — Unknown

Monday, August 2, 2010

“Any sufficiently advanced information is indistinguishable from noise.”

Sunday, August 1, 2010

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”

        — Oscar Wilde

Saturday, July 31, 2010

“There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life – reciprocity.”

        — Confucius

Friday, July 30, 2010

“I tried twittering but I got thrush.”

        — Dennise Drysdale, Hey Hey It’s Saturday

Thursday, July 29, 2010

“A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.”

        — Jo Godwin

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving words in evidence of the fact.”

        — George Elliot

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

“A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.”

        — The Knights of Pythagoras

Monday, July 26, 2010

“No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.”

        — Dave Barry

Sunday, July 25, 2010

“When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat.”

        — Otto von Bismarck

Saturday, July 24, 2010

“My husband lets me have all the scrapbooking supplies I can hide.”

        — Unknown

Friday, July 23, 2010

“I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.”

        — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thursday, July 22, 2010

“No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.”

        — Sam Rayburn

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

“Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should get used to it.”

        — Robert Heinlein

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

“Programming is an art form that fights back.”

Monday, July 19, 2010

“To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.”

        — Charles de Montesquieu

Sunday, July 18, 2010

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

        — Bertha Calloway

Saturday, July 17, 2010

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

        — Oscar Wilde

Friday, July 16, 2010

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

        — C. S. Lewis

Thursday, July 15, 2010

“Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.”

        — Lynda Barry

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

“Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

“A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.”

        — Howard Scott

Monday, July 12, 2010

“Television has changed a child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.”

        — Laurence J. Peter

Sunday, July 11, 2010

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”

        — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Saturday, July 10, 2010

“The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.”

        — W. Somerset Maugham

Friday, July 9, 2010

“A pun is the lowest form of humour, unless you thought of it yourself.”

        — Doug Larson

Thursday, July 8, 2010

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

        — Plato

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

“People can be taught to hate. And people can be taught to spell. But apparently, it’s one or the other.”

        — Caprice Crane

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

“A man who marries his mistress leaves a vacancy in that position.”

        — Oscar Wilde

Monday, July 5, 2010

“I saw `cout’ being shifted “Hello world” times to the left and stopped right there.”

        — Steve Gonedes

Sunday, July 4, 2010

“By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”

        — Socrates

Saturday, July 3, 2010

“The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.”

        — Lewis Thomas

Friday, July 2, 2010

“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.”

        — Mark Twain

Thursday, July 1, 2010

“The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.”

        — Joan Rivers

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

“Religion is like a drug, in small doses it’s curative, in large, it’s addictive.”

        — Eli Gold, The Good Wife

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

“Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

Monday, June 28, 2010

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.”

        — Charles Buxton

Sunday, June 27, 2010

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

        — Oscar Wilde

Saturday, June 26, 2010

In reference to the 2010 World Cup: “The French give up, the Americans turn up at the last minute and England are left to face the Germans. Does that ring any bells?”

        — Simon Cuce (@simoncuce)

Friday, June 25, 2010

“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, ‘Mother, what was war?’”

        — Eve Merriam

Thursday, June 24, 2010

“You can’t build a reputation on what you intend to do.”

        — Liz Smith

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

“At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.”

        — Marshall Lumsden

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

“Unix never says ‘please’”

        — Rob Pike

Monday, June 21, 2010

“You can’t run from your problems forever. Eventually, you’ll have to take a car or a plane to really avoid them.”

        — Caprice Crane

Sunday, June 20, 2010

“I know God wouldn’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.”

        — Mother Teresa

Saturday, June 19, 2010

“Courage is tiny pieces of fear all glued together.”

        — Irisa Hail

Friday, June 18, 2010

“Dear coffee: we had a deal. I’d put you in my body, you would give me super powers. WTF happened?”

        — Cory Doctorow (@doctorow)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

“The (computer) mouse is probably the narrowest straw you could try and suck all of human expression through.”

        — Joy Mountford

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

“It’s good to shut up sometimes.”

        — Marcel Marceau

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”

        — Tom Clancy

Monday, June 14, 2010

“It’s a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.”

        — David Harris

Sunday, June 13, 2010

“I loved Git until I tried it. Now I love Mercurial.”

        — Tor Norbye, The Java Posse Podcast

Saturday, June 12, 2010

“Organisations are perfectly designed to get the results they get.”

        — David Hanna, Designing Organizations for High Performance

Friday, June 11, 2010

“The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the ability to reach it.”

        — Unknown

Thursday, June 10, 2010

“I have never lowered myself to name calling, and I’m not about to start on account of that prat.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yesterday it built.
No change; today it does not.
The code has feelings.

        — Pete Goodliffe

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

“This is everything we asked for but not what we wanted.”

        — Unknown, from Clients From Hell

Monday, June 7, 2010

“May you get to Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you’re dead.”

        — Irish Blessing

Sunday, June 6, 2010

“Truth is not determined by majority vote.”

        — Doug Gwyn

Saturday, June 5, 2010

“A generous man forgets what he gives and remembers what he receives.”

        — Proverb

Friday, June 4, 2010

“We do not inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children.”

        — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Thursday, June 3, 2010

“He who has begun is half done.”

        — Horace

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”

        — James Oppenheim

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

        — George Bernard Shaw

Monday, May 31, 2010

“Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped.”

        — African Proverb

Sunday, May 30, 2010

“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.”

        — Ziggy by Tom Wilson

Saturday, May 29, 2010

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

        — John Cassis

Friday, May 28, 2010

“You have reached the Internal Revenue Service. To confess in English, press one…”

        — Ziggy by Tom Wilson

Thursday, May 27, 2010

“I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.”

        — Sigmund Freud

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

        — T. S. Eliot

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

“A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.”

        — Miguel de Cervantes

Monday, May 24, 2010

“To avoid criticism , do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”

        — Elbert Green Hubbard

Sunday, May 23, 2010

“Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.”

        — Rebecca West

Saturday, May 22, 2010

“Whatever your advice, make it brief.”

        — Horace

Friday, May 21, 2010

“Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”

        — Garth Brooks

Thursday, May 20, 2010

“Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.”

        — Edward H. Harriman

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

“Don’t judge those who try and fail, judge those who fail to try.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

        — Hanlon’s Razor

Monday, May 17, 2010

“There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.”

        — Josh Billings

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hip-hop music that is no longer popular should simply be referred to as “hop.”

        — Fake AP Stylebook (@FakeAPStylebook)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

“God is good, but never dance in a small boat.”

        — Irish Saying

Friday, May 14, 2010

“To love would be an awfully big adventure.”

        — J. M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

“A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbour’s.”

        — Richard Whately

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

“If there were an antisocial networking site, I might join, but what would be the point?”

        — Annoyed Librarian

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.”

        — Erma Bombeck

Monday, May 10, 2010

“Treat others as ends, never as means.”

        — Dag Hammerskjold

Sunday, May 9, 2010

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”

        — William Makepeace Thackeray

Happy Mothers’ Day to all.

“No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him.”

        — W. A. Nance

Saturday, May 8, 2010

“The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.”

        — Doug Larson

Friday, May 7, 2010

“A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point.”

        — Mistinguett

Thursday, May 6, 2010

“We’re not just just humans anymore. We’re not multiple personalities, we’re many personalities… uh, one of my personalities happens to be a multiple personality but that doesn’t make me a multiple personality. I’m looking for a little nuance here.”

        — Alpha, Dollhouse

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

“The illiterate of the 21st Century won’t be those can’t read and write, but those who can’t learn, unlearn and re-learn.”

        — Alvin Tofler

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

“Women were meant to be loved, not to be understood.”

        — Oscar Wilde

Monday, May 3, 2010

“Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”

        — Andre Gide

Sunday, May 2, 2010

“The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.”

        — Arthur Lacey

Saturday, May 1, 2010

“A man chases a woman until she catches him.”

        — American Proverb

Friday, April 30, 2010

“You’re making this too complicated when it’s really quite simple. All you have to do is make the software completely configurable so it can do whatever I need it to.”

        — Unknown, from Clients From Hell

Thursday, April 29, 2010

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”

        — John Cage

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

“Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.”

        — Sam Brown

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

“An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.”

        — Dwight Eisenhower

Monday, April 26, 2010

“In waking a tiger, use a long stick”

        — Mao Tse-Tung

Sunday, April 25, 2010

“We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don’t know.”

        — W. H. Auden

Saturday, April 24, 2010

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.”

        — Albert Einstein

Friday, April 23, 2010

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

        — Dwight Eisenhower

Thursday, April 22, 2010

“To the people who’ve got iPhones: you just bought one, you didn’t invent it!”

        — Marcus Brigstocke

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

“During a campaign the air is full of speeches – and vice versa.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Haikus are easy,
but sometimes they don’t make sense.

Monday, April 19, 2010

“No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.”

        — Dave Barry

Sunday, April 18, 2010

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”

        — Judy Garland

Saturday, April 17, 2010

“A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.”

        — Rodney Dangerfield

Friday, April 16, 2010

“He was either going to hit somebody or start a blog. To tell you the truth I’m kinda glad he hit you.”

        — “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman

Thursday, April 15, 2010

“What little food grows here is tough and tasteless. The people that grow here, even more so.”

        — Hiccup, How to Train Your Dragon

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashion.”

        — Lillian Hellman

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

“Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.”

        — American Proverb

Monday, April 12, 2010

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”

        — Ellie Wiesel

Sunday, April 11, 2010

“Buildings and bridges are made to bend in the wind. To withstand the world, that’s what it takes. All that steel and stone is no match for the air, my friend. What doesn’t bend breaks.”

        — Ani DiFranco

Saturday, April 10, 2010

“One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.”

        — Josh Billings

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ode to traffic jams
how I detest this time sink
where are flying cars?

        — Marissa (@dj_marz)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

“It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.”

        — Franklin P. Jones

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

“On the eighth day God created twitter and then all hell broke loose.”

        — Marcus Brown #

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

“The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing.”

        — Jean Baptiste Colbert

Monday, April 5, 2010

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you’”

        — Erich Fromm

Sunday, April 4, 2010

“The future is already here – it is just unevenly distributed.”

        — William Gibson

Saturday, April 3, 2010

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

        — Scott Adams

Friday, April 2, 2010

“Friends are God’s apology for family.”

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sometimes seventeen
syllables ain’t enough to
express a complete…

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

“Everyone is famous for 15 Gigabytes.”

        — Cory Doctorow

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

“The shortest answer is doing.”

        — George Herbert

Monday, March 29, 2010

“Talk doesn’t cook rice.”

        — Chinese Proverb

Sunday, March 28, 2010

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”

        — Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday, March 27, 2010

“People, when they talk about change, are thinking that it’s going to change for other people.”

        — William Gormley

Friday, March 26, 2010

“I know I am getting better at golf because I’m hitting fewer spectators.”

        — Gerald Ford, former U.S. President

Thursday, March 25, 2010

“He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death”

        — H. H. Munro

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

“Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.”

        — Albert Einstein

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

        — Michelangelo Buonarroti

Monday, March 22, 2010

Go placidly among the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever you labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

        — Anonymous – found in Old St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, Maryland (dated 1692)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”

        — Jean Cocteau

Saturday, March 20, 2010

“Code indentation is a good idea (although probably not as good an idea as the Python people think)”

        — Marty Pauley

Friday, March 19, 2010

“They say if you play that Microsoft CD backward you hear satanic messages. But that’s nothing, if you play it forward it installs Windows.”

Thursday, March 18, 2010

“The best thing to hold on to in life is each other.”

        — Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

        — George Burns

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

“Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.”

        — Samuel Butler

Monday, March 15, 2010

“…Plus it’s the only way George Lucas characters will ever be three dimensional.”

        — Peter David

Sunday, March 14, 2010

“Stupidity on the Internet is there for everyone to see for all times in perpetuity.”

        — Ron Kuby

Saturday, March 13, 2010

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”

        — Plutarch

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hate a liar more than hate a thief. A thief is only after our salary, a liar is after our reality.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

“Ever since I discovered Twitter, I’ve been trying to stop using it.”

        — Giles Bowkett

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”

        — Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

“I am pretty sure no matter what I put in my Facebook status, I won’t cure cancer, help Haiti or raise awareness for anything, except my Facebook status.”

        — Lyz Lenz (@lyzl)

Monday, March 8, 2010

“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”

        — Saint Francis of Assisi

Sunday, March 7, 2010

“When you sling mud, you lose ground.”

        — Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

“My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.”

        — Oscar Wilde

Friday, March 5, 2010

“I was a goth for two years. It turned out I was depressed.”

        — Toby Hede, “Things I have learned from a lifetime of failure” Ignite Melbourne 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

“Interpretive dance, when it succeeds, is still a failure.”

        — Toby Hede, “Things I have learned from a lifetime of failure” Ignite Melbourne 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

“Middle names exist so kids have a clear indication when they are in big trouble.”

        — Michael Lopp (@rands)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

“Often we don’t really need advice or guidance from each other. Sometimes we just need a friend to deposit courage into our soul.”

        — Mike Foster

Monday, March 1, 2010

It amazes me that the same people that consider “developers” fungible are upset when the resources consider them equally exchangeable.

        — Torbjörn Gyllebring (@drunkcod)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

“A computer without COBOL and Fortran is like a piece of chocolate cake without ketchup and mustard.”

Saturday, February 27, 2010

“Twitter: It’s like release early, release often for thinking.”

        — Glyn Moody ( 2010 keynote)

Friday, February 26, 2010

“The iPhone may be a fascist regime, but the trains run on time and the streets are very well maintained.”

        — Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

“Government is like compiling software, you find yourself in dependency hell. We just need a good package manager.”

        — Jason Ryan (@jasonwryan At 2010)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.

        — Michael Leunig

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

“Something tells me George Orwell wouldn’t have liked the idea of foursquare.”

        — Ryan (@ryanoncoffee)