Thursday, July 31, 2014

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

        — Richard Bach

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

        — Ryan Singer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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

        — Anne Frank

Monday, July 28, 2014

“When you sling mud, you lose ground.”

        — Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Friday, July 25, 2014

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

        — Giles Bowkett

Thursday, July 24, 2014

“Only drug dealers and software companies call their customers ‘users’”

        — Edward Tufte

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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

        — Rabindranath Tagore

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

        — Aristotle

Monday, July 21, 2014

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

        — Richard Whately

Friday, July 18, 2014

That’s why it was left to wizards, who knew how to handle it safely. Not doing any magic at all was the chief task of wizards — not “not doing magic” because they couldn’t do magic, but not doing magic when they could do and didn’t. Any ignorant fool can fail to turn someone else into a frog. You have to be clever to refrain from doing it when you knew how easy it was. There were places in the world commemorating those times when wizards hadn’t been quite as clever as that, and on many of them the grass would never grow again.

        — Terry Pratchett

Thursday, July 17, 2014

“Dig the well before you are thirsty.”

        — Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

“The first rule of being in a hole is to stop digging.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

        — Wendell Phillips

Monday, July 14, 2014

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

        — Jason Gorman (@jasongorman)

Friday, July 11, 2014

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

        — Graham Perkins

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

        — James Oppenheim

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

“The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their pockets for new vocabulary.”

        — James Nicoll

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

“Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.”

        — Ray Bradbury

Monday, July 7, 2014

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

        — William Somerset Maugham

Friday, July 4, 2014

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

        — Mistinguett

Pucker up, this Sunday is International Kissing Day!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

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

        — Malcolm Muggeridge

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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

        — Adam Donnison

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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