Friday, December 30, 2011

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.”

        — Joey Adams

Thursday, December 29, 2011

“The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.”

        — Georges Bernanos, The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos (1955), “Why Freedom?”

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

“Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.”

        — Mark Twain

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

“The obstacle is the path.”

        — Zen Proverb

Monday, December 26, 2011

“Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit.”

        — Unknown

Friday, December 23, 2011

“A Merry Christmas to all my friends except two.”

        — W. C. Fields

Thursday, December 22, 2011

“If nothing changed, there’d be no butterflies.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

“What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.”

        — Pearl Bailey

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

“My writing process: 50 percent pacing, 20 percent snacks, 18 percent furious weeping, 12 percent actual writing.”

        — Brendan I. Koerner (@brendankoerner)

Monday, December 19, 2011

“Weeks of programming can save you hours of planning.”

        — Unknown

Friday, December 16, 2011

“There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.”

        — Laurence Peter

Thursday, December 15, 2011

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

        — Aesop

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

“The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?”

        — Pablo Casals

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

“There’s a word for a writer who never gives up… published.”

        — Joe Konrath

Monday, December 12, 2011

“Always back the horse named self-interest, son. It’ll be the only one trying.”

        — Jack Lang

Friday, December 9, 2011

“There are only two kinds of [programming] languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses.”

        — Bjarne Stroustrup

Thursday, December 8, 2011

“Liz is different from all the other girls I’ve known. For one thing, she likes me.”

        — Jon, Garfield

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

“People are people through other people.”

        — African Proverb

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

“People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty.”

        — Richard J. Needham

Monday, December 5, 2011

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

        — Henry Brooks Adams

Friday, December 2, 2011

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

        — John F. Kennedy

Thursday, December 1, 2011

“The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose.”

        — William E. Simon

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

“A Platypus is a duck designed by a committee.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

“Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.”

        — Ann Landers

Monday, November 28, 2011

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.”

        — William James

Friday, November 25, 2011

“My project is 90% done. I hope the second half goes as well.”

        — Scott W. Ambler (@scottwambler

Thursday, November 24, 2011

“Good design is clear thinking made visible. Bad design is stupidity made visible.”

        — Edward Tufte

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

“We must have reasons for speech but we need none for silence.”

        — Proverb

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

“Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?”

        — Ernest Gaines

Monday, November 21, 2011

“God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily.”

        — Unknown

Friday, November 18, 2011

“He flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.”

        — Stephen Leacock

Thursday, November 17, 2011

“The difference between a stupid man and a wise one is the stupid man’s inability to calculate the consequences of the action. The same goes for government.”

        — Brian Penton

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

“If a web site goes down, and there’s nobody searching for it, is it really offline?”

        — Gary Markstein and Anthony Rubino Jr, Daddy’s Home

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

        — Edmund Burke

Monday, November 14, 2011

“Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.”

        — Howard Mumford Jones

Friday, November 11, 2011

“Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.”

        — Robert Byrne

Thursday, November 10, 2011

“Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

“I was married by a judge – I should have asked for a jury.”

        — Groucho Marx

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

“To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.”

        — E. B. White

Monday, November 7, 2011

“So long as there’s a jingle in your head, television isn’t free.”

        — Jason Love

Friday, November 4, 2011

“Always kiss your children good night, even if they’re already asleep.”

        — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.”

        — Alfred Korzybski

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

“The biggest mistake men make is thinking they have to even remotely understand what it is that they’re apologising for.”

        — Caprice Crane (@CapricecCrane)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

“The law locks up the man who steals the goose from the common, but leaves the greater criminal loose who steals the common from the goose.”

        — Australian convict saying

Monday, October 31, 2011

“Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?”

        — Cinderella by Oscar Hammerstein II

Friday, October 28, 2011

“No, no, you’re not thinking; you’re just being logical.”

        — Niels Bohr

Thursday, October 27, 2011

“The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

“Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.”

        — George Eliot

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

“Programming is 10% science, 20% ingenuity, and 70% getting the ingenuity to work with the science.”

        — Unknown

Monday, October 24, 2011

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

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

Friday, October 21, 2011

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

        — Greek proverb

Thursday, October 20, 2011

“Growth for growth’s sake is the ideology of the cancer cell.”

        — Edward Abbey

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

“As user friendly as a cornered rat.”

        — Seen in a software review

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

        — Nelson Mandela

Monday, October 17, 2011

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

        — Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, October 14, 2011

“UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.”

        — Dennis Ritchie (1941–2011)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

“A company that focuses solely on profits ultimately betrays both itself and society.”

        — Bill Hewlett and David Packard

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

“Kindness has converted more people than zeal, science, or eloquence.”

        — Mother Teresa

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

“They make it look so easy. Connecting with another human being. It’s like no one told them it’s the hardest thing in the world.”

        — Dexter, “The Big One”

Monday, October 10, 2011

“Thinking big generally scares everyone.”

        — Neil Gilmer

Friday, October 7, 2011

“It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice.”

        — Matthew Henry

Thursday, October 6, 2011

“Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

“It is expecting too much for a politician to be sincerely interested in the free flow of information.”

        — Graham Perkins

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

“The English are not a very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity”

        — George Bernard Shaw

Monday, October 3, 2011

“If you are using PowerPoint to even 25% of its potential, your presentation will probably suck.”

        — Karl Seguin, Goodbye Microsoft Office

Friday, September 30, 2011

How can we call ourselves “evolved” when signs are needed to remind people to wash their hands after they go to the bathroom?

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.”

        — Flash Rosenberg

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

“You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.”

        — Bonnie Prudden

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

        — Unknown

Monday, September 26, 2011

“Give someone a program, and you’ll frustrate them for a day. Teach someone to program, and you’ll frustrate them for a lifetime.”

        — Unknown

Friday, September 23, 2011

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”

        — Colin Powell

Thursday, September 22, 2011

“Depressed people think they know themselves, but maybe they only know depression.”

        — Mark Epstein

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

        — John F. Kennedy, 1962

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

“Give a man a free hand and he’ll run it all over you.”

        — Mae West

Monday, September 19, 2011

“The best possible company management is one that combines a sense of corporate greatness and destiny, with empathy for, and fidelity to, the average employee.”

        — Bill Hewlett and David Packard

Friday, September 16, 2011

“Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.”

        — Will Rogers

Thursday, September 15, 2011

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”

        — John Locke

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.”

        — Merry Browne

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

“Take from the altars of the past the fire – not the ashes.”

        — Jean Jaures

Monday, September 12, 2011

“No matter what it is I’m doing, there’s always about an 85% chance I’m supposed to be doing something else.”

        — Caprice Crane (@CapricecCrane)

Friday, September 9, 2011

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week”

        — Spanish Proverb

Thursday, September 8, 2011

“A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.”

        — H. L. Mencken

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

“A man’s feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.”

        — George Santayana

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

“Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbour is a spiritual one.”

        — Nikolai Bardlyaev

Monday, September 5, 2011

“Vegetarian – that’s an old Indian word meaning ‘lousy hunter.’”

        — Andy Rooney

Friday, September 2, 2011

“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.”

        — Zen Proverb

Thursday, September 1, 2011

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”

        — Joseph Conrad

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

“In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.”

        — Mignon McLaughlin

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

“Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.”

        — Charles Schulz

Monday, August 29, 2011

“A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.”

        — William Faulkner

Friday, August 26, 2011

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.”

        — John Greenleaf Whittier

Thursday, August 25, 2011

“Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes.”

        — Washington Irving

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

“I think it’s adorable when people assume I’m interested in anything they have to say before I’ve had my coffee.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”

        — Mark Twain

Monday, August 22, 2011

“Well done is better than well said.”

        — Benjamin Franklin

Friday, August 19, 2011

“The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on the list!”

        — Unknown

Thursday, August 18, 2011

“If it ain’t broke, it’s probably a banker.”

        — Dolly (@TheDollSays)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

“It’s great to be great but it’s greater to be human.”

        — Will Rogers

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

“You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.”

        — Bonnie Prudden

Monday, August 15, 2011

“Bore: A man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.”

        — Gian Vincenzo Gravina

Friday, August 12, 2011

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”

        — Frank Scully

Thursday, August 11, 2011

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.”

        — Jorge Luis Borges

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

“Be curious, not judgemental.”

        — Walt Whitman

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

“I am no longer willing to drive toward the future, using the rear-view mirror as my means of navigation.”

        — Anthony Robbins

Monday, August 8, 2011

“He bites his tongue who speaks in haste.”

        — Turkish Proverb

Friday, August 5, 2011

“Yesterday. All those backups seemed a waste of pay. Now my database has gone away. Oh, I believe in yesterday.”

        — Ben Simo (@QualityFrog)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

“If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record.”

        — Jan McKeithen

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.”

        — John Dewey

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

“I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone.”

        — Bjarne Stroustrup

Monday, August 1, 2011

“Technology doesn’t make us dumb. It just allows us to make others aware of how dumb we are.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Friday, July 29, 2011

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

        — Robert Louis Stevenson

Thursday, July 28, 2011

“I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things I haven’t done.”

        — Lucille Ball

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

“Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”

        — Leo Buscaglia

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

“Show me a person who doesn’t like to laugh and I’ll show you a person with a toe tag.”

        — Julia Roberts

Monday, July 25, 2011

“Process is an embedded reaction to prior stupidity.”

        — Clay Shirky

Sunday, July 24, 2011

“A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.”

        — Barnett Cocks

Saturday, July 23, 2011

“Silence was never written down.”

        — Italian Proverb

Friday, July 22, 2011

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

        — Vivian Greene

Thursday, July 21, 2011

“People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.”

        — Anne Tyler

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

“A man in the house is worth two in the street.”

        — Mae West

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

“On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.”

        — Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Monday, July 18, 2011

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.”

        — Luciano de Crescenzo

Sunday, July 17, 2011

“Abnormal: doing something more often than a psychologist would.”

        — Tony Atwood, MSc PhD AFBPsS MAPS MCCP

Saturday, July 16, 2011

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.”

        — Jeff Hammerbacher

Friday, July 15, 2011

“One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.”

        — Unknown

Thursday, July 14, 2011

“Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul.”

        — Library at Thebes, inscription over the door

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

“The worst thing to be is successful as someone else.”

        — Jay-Z

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

        — John Lubbock

Monday, July 11, 2011

“Never be afraid to try, remember… Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.”

        — Unknown

Sunday, July 10, 2011

“Once the last developer is locked up and the last idea patented you will realise that lawyers can’t program.”

        — Christian Heilmann (@codepo8)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

“Every time someone makes a programming tool for people who can’t program, you get programs written by people who can’t program.”

        — Scott Bellware (@ampgt)

Friday, July 8, 2011

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

        — Carrie Fisher

Thursday, July 7, 2011

“There’s no thief like a bad movie.”

        — Sam Ewing

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

“To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.”

        — Ghose Aurobindo

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

“If it weren’t for physics and law enforcement, I’d be unstoppable.”

        — Unknown

Monday, July 4, 2011

“You only have to succeed the last time.”

        — Brian Tracy

Sunday, July 3, 2011

“Home is where you hang your @.”

        — Unknown

Saturday, July 2, 2011

“For business reasons, I must preserve the outward signs of sanity.”

        — Mark Twain

Friday, July 1, 2011

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.”

        — Reba McEntire

Thursday, June 30, 2011

“Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.”

        — Ursula K. Le Guin

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

“Three words, eight letters, three syllables, five vowels, three consonants, two nouns, one emotion, many meanings, a big lie, a rare truth: I LOVE YOU!”

        — MJ (@_iamMJ)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

“Listen to many, speak to a few.”

        — William Shakespeare

Monday, June 27, 2011

“God writes a lot of comedy. The trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.”

        — Garrison Keillor

Sunday, June 26, 2011

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

        — Saint Augustine

Saturday, June 25, 2011

“Labour disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labour.”

        — Ulysses S. Grant

Friday, June 24, 2011

“I don’t wanna live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light.”

        — Woody Allen

Thursday, June 23, 2011

“Serendipity is not randomness, serendipity […] is unexpected relevance.”

        — Jeff Jarvis, This Week in Google

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

“The heart is the first feature of working minds.”

        — Frank Lloyd Wright

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

“All the coffee in Columbia won’t make me a morning person.”

        — Unknown

Monday, June 20, 2011

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.”

        — George Jean Nathan

Sunday, June 19, 2011

“There are two seasons in Scotland: June and winter.”

        — Billy Connolly

Saturday, June 18, 2011

“There are those that avoid failure, and those that seek success; those that avoid complexity, and those that seek simplicity.”

        — Simon Harris (@haruki_zaemon)

Friday, June 17, 2011

“There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice.”

        — Po Bronson

Thursday, June 16, 2011

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is.”

        — Francis Bacon

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

“Corporate policy is the great leveller, allows the gibbering idiot not to think and drives the intelligent to gibbering idiocy.”

        — Adam Donnison

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

“Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.”

        — Max L. Forman

Monday, June 13, 2011

“In a perfect world, you and I probably wouldn’t exists, so let’s not hope for one.”

        — Ze Frank, The Show, 18 Apr 2006

Sunday, June 12, 2011

“A library is thought in cold storage.”

        — Herbert Samuel

Saturday, June 11, 2011

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.”

        — Garrison Keillor

Friday, June 10, 2011

“The object-oriented version of ‘Spaghetti code’ is, of course, ‘Lasagna code’. (Too many layers).”

        — Roberto Waltman

Thursday, June 9, 2011

“The wages of sin are death, but after they take the taxes out, it’s more like a tired feeling.”

        — Paula Poundstone

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

“The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.”

        — Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

“A morning without coffee is like sleep.”

        — Unknown

Monday, June 6, 2011

“Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.”

        — Turkish Proverb

Sunday, June 5, 2011

“Does anybody remember Microsoft? They use to be a big company.”

        — Mitch Wagner, This Week in Google

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Javascript had to “look like Java” only less so, be Java’s dumb kid brother or boy-hostage sidekick. Plus, I had to be done in ten days or something worse than Javascript would have happened.

        — Brendan Eich, creator of Javascript

Friday, June 3, 2011

“Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”

        — Plato

Thursday, June 2, 2011

“Saints are sinners who kept on going.”

        — Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.”

        — Rita Mae Brown

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

“I quote others only in order the better to express myself.”

        — Michel de Montaigne

Monday, May 30, 2011

“Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.”

        — Rich Kulawiec

Sunday, May 29, 2011

“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.”

        — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, May 28, 2011

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.”

        — Margaret Fuller

Friday, May 27, 2011

“We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.”

        — Paul Boese

Thursday, May 26, 2011

“Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of.”

        — Bruce Lansky

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

“Perfect pitch is when you throw a banjo into a trash can and hit an accordion.”

        — Willie Nelson

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

        — Albert Einstein

Monday, May 23, 2011

“If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”

        — Unknown

Sunday, May 22, 2011

“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”

        — John Wooden

Saturday, May 21, 2011

“I guess cows aren’t into the four food groups, especially when they are two of them.”

        — Anthony Clark

Friday, May 20, 2011

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”

        — Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, May 19, 2011

“The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.”

        — Kin Hubbard

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

“I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.”

        — Banksy

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

“As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.”

        — Joan Gussow

Monday, May 16, 2011

“Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.”

        — Johann von Goethe

Sunday, May 15, 2011

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

        — Dale Carnegie

Saturday, May 14, 2011

“People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.”

        — Abigail Van Buren

Thursday, May 12, 2011

“A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.”

        — James Freeman Clarke

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

“The ABC’s of Life: Accept differences; Be kind; Clear your browser history.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

“Those that think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow colour blind.”

        — Austin O’Malley

Monday, May 9, 2011

“No individual raindrop considers itself responsible for the flood.”

        — Unknown

Sunday, May 8, 2011

“I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment.”

        — Seen on an insurance form

(Happy mothers’ day.)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

“Your mobile phone has more computing power than all of NASA in 1969. NASA launched a man to the moon. We launch a bird into pigs.”

        — George Bray (@GeorgeBray)

Friday, May 6, 2011

“Life is a beta.”

        — Jeff Jarvis, TEDx NYED

Thursday, May 5, 2011

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

        — Derek Bok

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

“Vegetarian: A person who eats only side dishes.”

        — Gerald Lieberman

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

“HTTP is the dial tone of the web.”

        — Chris Tucker

Monday, May 2, 2011

“If we aren’t supposed to eat animals, then why are they made of meat?”

        — Unknown

Sunday, May 1, 2011

“A vegetarian is a person who won’t eat anything that can have children.”

        — David Brenner

Saturday, April 30, 2011

“Git gets easier once you get the basic idea that branches are homeomorphic endofunctors mapping submanifolds of a Hilbert space.”

        — Isaac Wolkerstorfer (@agnoster)

Friday, April 29, 2011

“A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”

        — Edgar J. Mohn

Thursday, April 28, 2011

“So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things.”

        — Ryan Singer

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

No matter what your Chinese symbol tattoo says, I’m going to assume the translation is: “Please think I’m cool.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

“Computers are like air conditioners: they stop working as soon as you open Windows”

        — Unknown

Monday, April 25, 2011

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.”

        — Harold Wilson

Sunday, April 24, 2011

“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you’re still a rat.”

        — Lilly Tomlin

Saturday, April 23, 2011

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”

        — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, April 22, 2011

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

        — Mae West

Thursday, April 21, 2011

“Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don’t think.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

“It was pretty much an accident because I didn’t mean it!”

        — Raven Hinton, aged 8

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

“The two best weapons for fighting off the demons of fear: laughter and math. I’m lousy at math.”

        — Jake Adelstein (@jakeadelstein)

Monday, April 18, 2011

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”

        — Jack London

Sunday, April 17, 2011

“It isn’t kind to cultivate a friendship just so one will have an audience.”

        — Lawana Blackwell

Saturday, April 16, 2011

“One man’s constant is another man’s variable.”

        — Alan Perlis

Friday, April 15, 2011

“Dig the well before you are thirsty.”

        — Chinese Proverb

Thursday, April 14, 2011

“Arrogance and rudeness are training wheels on the bicycle of life – for weak people who cannot keep their balance without them.”

        — Laura Teresa Marquez

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

“Education - The ability to quote Shakespeare without crediting it to the Bible.”

        — Evan Edgar

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

“Decorate yourself from the inside out.”

        — Terri Guillemets

Monday, April 11, 2011

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”

        — Danny Kaye

Sunday, April 10, 2011

“Ironically, making a statement with words is the least effective method.”

        — Grey Livingston

Saturday, April 9, 2011

“Twitter spoils us. If only we could limit people in real life to 140 characters or less.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Friday, April 8, 2011

“A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion but doesn’t.”

        — Tom Waits

Thursday, April 7, 2011

“No absolute is going to make the lion lie down with the lamb unless the lamb is inside.”

        — D. H. Lawrence

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

“Men are taught to apologise for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.”

        — Lois Wyse

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

“Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.”

        — Lily Tomlin

Monday, April 4, 2011

“Our marriage was built on mutual trust and a lot of acting ability.”

        — Unknown

Sunday, April 3, 2011

“If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.”

        — Unknown

Saturday, April 2, 2011

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”

        — Dale Carnegie

Friday, April 1, 2011

“Labels are for cans, not for people.”

        — Andy Warhol

Thursday, March 31, 2011

“Men play the game; women know the score.”

        — Roger Waddis

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”

        — Peter Drucker

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

“I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.”

        — Unknown

Monday, March 28, 2011

“Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.”

        — John LeCarre

Sunday, March 27, 2011

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple”

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

Saturday, March 26, 2011

“Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones.”

        — Mignon McLaughlin

Friday, March 25, 2011

“Sometimes there is a silver bullet for boosting software engineering productivity. But you need to shoot the right person.”

        — Michael Stal (@stal_m)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

“Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.”

        — George Orwell

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

“Moore’s Law of Mad Science: Every eighteen months, the minimum IQ necessary to destroy the world drops by one point.”

        — Eliezer Yudkowsky

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.”

        — Sandra Carey

Monday, March 21, 2011

“Kindness in words creates confidence; kindness in thinking creates profoundness; kindness in giving creates love.”

        — Lao Tzu

Sunday, March 20, 2011

“Those who play with cats must expect to be scratched.”

        — Miguel de Cervantes

Saturday, March 19, 2011

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.”

        — Douglas MacArthur

Friday, March 18, 2011

“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”

        — Shelby Foote

Thursday, March 17, 2011

“I prefer the word homemaker, because housewife always implies that there may be a wife someplace else.”

        — Bella Abzug

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

“If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.”

        — Louis D. Brandeis

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

“My mother loved children – she would have given anything if I had been one.”

        — Groucho Marx

Monday, March 14, 2011

“Love is like Pi – natural, irrational, and VERY important.”

(Happy Pi day.)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

“The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.”

        — Mark Russell

Saturday, March 12, 2011

“Find love when you have time, and find time when you already found the one to love.”

        — Terry Pratchett

Friday, March 11, 2011

“Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.”

        — George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, March 10, 2011

“Being realistic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity.”

        — Will Smith

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

        — Richard Bach

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

“To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”

        — Confucius

Monday, March 7, 2011

It raises unwelcome questions when a restaurant puts unnecessary quote marks around a menu item, like “hamburger.”

        — Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

“The more laws the more offenders.”

        — Thomas Fuller

Saturday, March 5, 2011

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

        — Upton Sinclair

Friday, March 4, 2011

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”

        — Kimberly Johnson

Thursday, March 3, 2011

“Seek simplicity, and distrust it.”

        — Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician & philosopher

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

“I have gained and lost the same ten pounds so many times over and over again my cellulite must have déjà vu.”

        — Jane Wagner

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”

        — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Monday, February 28, 2011

“Exercise machines are just torture devices with better marketing campaigns.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

“Everybody always talks about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it.”

        — Mark Twain

Saturday, February 26, 2011

“No one plans to fail. They just go online. Then check their e-mail. Then go to twitter… and it just happens organically.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Friday, February 25, 2011

“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

        — Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

“Dogs with thumbs would make you coffee, cats with thumbs would steal your car.”

        — Richard Stevens (@rstevens)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”

        — Erica Jong

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

“Everybody wants to eat at the government’s table, but nobody wants to do the dishes.”

        — Werner Finck

Monday, February 21, 2011

“The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.”

        — Carl Sagan

Sunday, February 20, 2011

“Don’t fall in love, Odie. You already act stupid enough.”

        — Garfield (by Jim Davis)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

“In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.”

        — Paul Eldridge

Friday, February 18, 2011

“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.”

        — Charles Dickens

Thursday, February 17, 2011

“My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.”

        — Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech in Detroit, 7 Oct 1952

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

“Lo, I have wrangled with ftp and the command line and I have emerged victorious if slightly queasy.”

        — Sarah Stokely (@stokely)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

“Start every day with a smile and get it over with.”

        — W. C. Fields

Monday, February 14, 2011

“It’s better to crash into a nap than to nap into a crash.”

        — Unknown

Sunday, February 13, 2011

“Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty, and sometimes attract pests.”

        — Unknown

Saturday, February 12, 2011

“I think of optimism as a brave choice rather than an ignorant position.”

        — Unknown

Friday, February 11, 2011

“War does not determine who is right, only who is left.”

        — Bertrand Russell

Thursday, February 10, 2011

“You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

“Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.”

        — John Shirley

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

“The latest new features in C++ are designed to fix the previously new features in C++”

        — David Jameson

Monday, February 7, 2011

“I named my kitten Rose: fur soft as a petal, claws sharper than thorns.”

        — Astrid Alauda

Sunday, February 6, 2011

“An alternative spelling of passive aggressive is ‘mum’.”

        — Miss Cook

Saturday, February 5, 2011

“Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.”

        — Herbert Hoover

Friday, February 4, 2011

“Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.”

        — William Safire

Thursday, February 3, 2011

“Reality shows are great because they let you watch dysfunctional people without an annoying mirror.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

“I married beneath me - all women do.”

        — Nancy Astor

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

“Life is far too short not to have a little umbrella in your drink.”

        — Leigh Standley

Monday, January 31, 2011

“Forever is composed of nows.”

        — Emily Dickinson

Sunday, January 30, 2011

“C++ are the smartest programmers on the planet. If you don’t believe me, ask any one of them.”

        — Don Box

Saturday, January 29, 2011

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”

        — George E. Woodberry

Friday, January 28, 2011

“I don’t understand how the people of Tunisia overthrew their government without me signing an e-petition or changing my Twitter avatar.”

        — Matt Bailey (@mattb811)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

“Happiness is not a reward – it’s a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it’s a result.”

        — Robert Ingersoll

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.”

        — Charles M. Schulz

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

“Always be nice to people on the way up; because you’ll meet the same people on the way down.”

        — Wilson Mizner

Monday, January 24, 2011

“If some people got their rights they would complain of being deprived of their wrongs.”

        — Oliver Herford

Sunday, January 23, 2011

“PHP is a minor evil perpetrated and created by incompetent amateurs, whereas Perl is a great and insidious evil, perpetrated by skilled but perverted professionals.”

        — Jon Ribbens

Saturday, January 22, 2011

“What one programmer can do in one month, two programmers can do in two months.”

        — Fred Brooks

Friday, January 21, 2011

“Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.”

        — Edna Woolman Chase

Thursday, January 20, 2011

“The last good thing written in C was Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9.”

        — Werner Trobin

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

“Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.”

        — Martin Heidegger

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

        — Leo Tolstoy

Monday, January 17, 2011

“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.”

        — J. C. Watts

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I confessed to my mother that I’ve been hallucinating again and she said, “Well, at least, you’re seeing someone.”

        — Mr. Won’t (@Brain_Wash)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

“It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.”

        — Hofstadter’s Law

Friday, January 14, 2011

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

        — Erin Major

Thursday, January 13, 2011

“C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success.”

        — Dennis M. Ritchie

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

“I can picture in my mind a world without war and without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.”

        — Jack Handey (@Thinking_Deep)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.”

        — Lucille Ball

Monday, January 10, 2011

“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.”

        — Robert Heinlein

Sunday, January 9, 2011

“Outside noisy, inside empty.”

        — Chinese Proverb

Saturday, January 8, 2011

“The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.”

        — Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Critic

Friday, January 7, 2011

“The day Microsoft makes something that doesn’t suck is probably the day they start making vacuum cleaners.”

        — Ernst Jan Plugge

Thursday, January 6, 2011

“Perl – The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.”

        — Keith Bostic

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

“Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.”

        — Josephine Hart, Damage

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

“I think Microsoft named .Net so it wouldn’t show up in a Unix directory listing.”

        — Oktal

Monday, January 3, 2011

“Perfection [in design] is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

        — St Antoine de Exupéry

Sunday, January 2, 2011

“Good design adds value faster than it adds cost.”

        — Thomas C. Gale

Saturday, January 1, 2011

“May this new decade be one of diversity instead of paranoia, of forgiveness instead of punishment, of equality instead of privilege.”

        — Van Badham (@vanbadham)