Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My 4-year old told me how a double-sided pencil can be used even if one end is broken. I told her how to say “fault-tolerant redundancy.”

        — Chris Houser (@chrishouser)

Monday, January 30, 2012

“Don’t get your knickers in a knot. Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny.”

        — Kathryn Carpenter

Friday, January 27, 2012

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”

        — James Bryant Conant

Thursday, January 26, 2012

“Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf.”

        — Jonatan MÃ¥rtensson

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

        — George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

“A book must be an axe for the frozen sea inside of us.”

        — Franz Kafka

Monday, January 23, 2012

“Faith moves mountains, but only knowledge moves them to the right place.”

        — Joseph Goebbels

Thursday, January 19, 2012

“This crash always occured with the Skype toolbar, speaking of malware.”

        — Firefox Developer, Linux.conf.au 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

“There is now ten times as many lines of legal text about BusyBox than there is lines of source code.”

        — Bruce Perens, Linux.conf.au 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

“It’s so useless but it’s awesome!”

        — Benjamin Humphrey (@humphreybc), Linux.conf.au 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

“If we decide the real world is wrong because it does not match our lab, we are not doing science, we are doing economics.”

        — Linux.conf.au 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

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

        — Glyn Moody (Linux.conf.au 2010 keynote)

Note: I will be at Linux.conf.au 2012 next week, so don’t be surprised if there are a lot of techie quotes for the next few days!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

“To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.”

        — Paul Ehrlich

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

“Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours.”

        — Doug Larson

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

“If Tetris has taught me anything, it’s that errors pile up and accomplishments disappear.”

        — Mana (@damana)

Monday, January 9, 2012

“Some people have cats and go on to lead normal lives.”

        — Unknown

Friday, January 6, 2012

“A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.”

        — Unknown

Thursday, January 5, 2012

“The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilisation.”

        — Sigmund Freud

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

“Out in the bush, the tarred road always ends just after the house of the local mayor.”

        — Australian observation

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

“Laughter is a part of the human survival kit.”

        — David Nathan

Monday, January 2, 2012

“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.”

        — William Connor Magee