Friday, December 30, 2016

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

        — Werner Trobin

Thursday, December 29, 2016

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

        — Unknown

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

“Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.”

        — Lady Bird Johnson

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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

        — Zen Proverb

Monday, December 26, 2016

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

        — Carl Sagan

Friday, December 23, 2016

“Stupidity got us into this mess, why can’t it get us out?”

        — Will Rogers

Thursday, December 22, 2016

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

        — Lewis Thomas

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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

        — M. H. Alderson

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

“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

Monday, December 19, 2016

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

        — Dennis M. Ritchie

Friday, December 16, 2016

“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, December 14, 2016

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

        — Franz Kafka

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

“No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.”

        — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, December 12, 2016

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

        — William Gibson

Friday, December 9, 2016

“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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

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

        — Unknown

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

“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”

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”

        — Don Herrold

Monday, December 5, 2016

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

        — Mana (@damana)

Friday, December 2, 2016

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

        — Steve Gonedes

Thursday, December 1, 2016

“One accurate measurement is worth more than a thousand expert opinions.”

        — Grace Hopper

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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

        — Leon Bambrick (@secretGeek)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

“Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.”

        — Spanish Proverb

Monday, November 28, 2016

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

        — Robert Anthony

Friday, November 25, 2016

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

        — Confucius

Thursday, November 24, 2016

“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.”

        — Franklin P. Jones

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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

        — Unknown

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

        — Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, November 21, 2016

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

        — Bonnie Prudden

Friday, November 18, 2016

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

        — Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

“Seek simplicity, and distrust it.”

        — Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician & philosopher

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

“I’m going to buy him a copy of the Mythical Man Month. Actually I’m going to buy him two copies so he can read it twice as fast.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

“If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake.”

        — Eli Siegel

Monday, November 14, 2016

“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.”

        — Claude Lévi-Strauss

Friday, November 11, 2016

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”

        — George S. Patton

Thursday, November 10, 2016

“May you live in interesting times.”

        — Chinese curse (apocryphal)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

“I can’t recall the last time I was in a fight like that. No moral ambiguity. No hopeless battle against ancient and overwhelming forces. The were the bad guys, as you say. We were the good guys. And they made a very satisfying thump when they hit the floor.”

        — G’Kar, Babylon 5, A Late Delivery from Avalon

Monday, November 7, 2016

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

        — Laurence Peter

Friday, November 4, 2016

“There is nothing so costly to the state as a ruined life.”

        — Catherine Spence

Thursday, November 3, 2016

“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”

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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

        — Christian Heilmann (@codepo8)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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

        — Mitch Wagner, This Week in Google

Monday, October 31, 2016

“Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.”

        — Indira Gandhi

Friday, October 28, 2016

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.”

        — Jonathan Winters

Thursday, October 27, 2016

“There is no failure. Only feedback.”

        — Robert Allen

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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

        — Johann von Goethe

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

“No man is a failure who is enjoying life.”

        — William Feather

Monday, October 24, 2016

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.”

        — Tallulah Bankhead

Friday, October 21, 2016

“The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.”

        — Unknown

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The phrase, “Don’t take this the wrong way,” has a zero percent success rate.

        — Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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

        — Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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

        — Edward Phelps

Monday, October 17, 2016

“Process is an embedded reaction to prior stupidity.”

        — Clay Shirky

Friday, October 14, 2016

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

        — Garfield (by Jim Davis)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

“Money may talk, but chocolate sings.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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

        — Lucille Ball

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

“English is already a fairly succinct language, but it appears to be succinctering.”

        — Steve Yegge (@Steve_Yegge)

Monday, October 10, 2016

“If you can put an axe through it, it’s hardware; if you want to put an axe through it, it’s software.”

        — Unknown

Friday, October 7, 2016

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

        — Vivian Greene

Thursday, October 6, 2016

“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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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

        — Jack London

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

“I mean seriously, aren’t there days when you’d rather open an artery than check your email?”

        — J. Michael Straczynski (@straczynski)

Monday, October 3, 2016

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

        — Jean Jaures

Friday, September 30, 2016

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

        — T. S. Eliot

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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

        — Mae West

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

        — Ernest Gaines

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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

        — Malcolm Muggeridge

Monday, September 26, 2016

“Visual programming is like trying to get to the moon by climbing a tree. You make a lot of good early progress, at first, but pretty soon you have to go back to your funding agency and ask for a bigger tree.”

        — Unknown

Friday, September 23, 2016

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

        — Mae West

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

        — Joe Konrath

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.”

        — Yiddish Proverb

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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

        — Unknown

Monday, September 19, 2016

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

        — Edgar J. Mohn

Friday, September 16, 2016

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

        — Werner Finck

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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

        — John Locke

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

        — Ziggy by Tom Wilson

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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

        — John Cassis

Monday, September 12, 2016

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

        — Michel de Montaigne

Friday, September 9, 2016

“Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.”

        — Byron J. Langenfeld

Thursday, September 8, 2016

“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

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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

        — Mother Teresa

Monday, September 5, 2016

“There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

        — Winston Churchill

Friday, September 2, 2016

“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, September 1, 2016

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

        — Charles Buxton

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

“Choose being kind over being right, and you’ll be right every time.”

        — Richard Carlson

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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

        — Marshall Lumsden

Monday, August 29, 2016

“Most passport pictures are good likenesses, and it is time we faced it.”

        — Katharine Brush

Friday, August 26, 2016

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

        — Richard J. Needham

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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

        — George Santayana

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”

        — Mark Twain

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

        — Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, August 22, 2016

“Programming close to the hardware is bare metal. Programming close to javascript is bare stupid.”

        — Eamon Brosnan

Friday, August 19, 2016

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

        — William Gormley

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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

        — Martin Fowler

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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

        — Dwight Eisenhower

Monday, August 15, 2016

“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

Friday, August 12, 2016

“Silence was never written down.”

        — Italian Proverb

Thursday, August 11, 2016

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

        — George Jean Nathan

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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

        — Douglas MacArthur

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

“Way too much coffee. But if it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.”

        — David Letterman

Monday, August 8, 2016

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

        — Mark Twain

Thursday, August 4, 2016

“…and on the 3rd day God finished creating the Earth, and it looked fantastic and worked really well. And then he checked it in IE…”

        — Simon (@intruth)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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

        — Fred Brooks

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.”

        — Mary Manin Morrissey

Monday, August 1, 2016

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

        — Frank Lloyd Wright

Friday, July 29, 2016

“Do not confuse the value of learning something with the actual value of the thing learned.”

        — Ted Nyman (@tnm)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

        — Franklin P. Jones

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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

        — Edna Woolman Chase

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

        — Unknown

Monday, July 25, 2016

“Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and informed just to be undecided about them.”

        — Laurence J. Peter

Friday, July 22, 2016

“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

Thursday, July 21, 2016

“It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

“Outside noisy, inside empty.”

        — Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

“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)

Monday, July 18, 2016

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

        — Milton Berle

Friday, July 15, 2016

“Leadership is action, not position.”

        — Donald H. McGannon

Thursday, July 14, 2016

“The most valuable commodity of the twenty-first century will be undivided attention.”

        — Phil Cooke

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

“Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”

        — Les Brown

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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

        — Jason Love

Monday, July 11, 2016

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

        — Sidney Greenberg

Friday, July 8, 2016

“Every day one should at least listen to a little song, read a good poem, look at a fine painting, and, if possible, say a few reasonable words.”

        — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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

        — Emma Goldman

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.”

        — Robert Graves

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

“Never try to look cool and learn something at the same time. You must have an awkward phase.” — Ta-Nehisi Coates

Monday, July 4, 2016

“The shortest answer is doing.”

        — George Herbert

Friday, July 1, 2016

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

        — Soren Kierkegaard

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

        — Jay-Z

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

“If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn’t be human. You’d be a game-show host.”

        — Heathers

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

“It’s good to shut up sometimes.”

        — Marcel Marceau

Monday, June 27, 2016

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

        — Mark Twain

Friday, June 24, 2016

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

        — Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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

        — Pearl Bailey

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

“If at first you don’t succeed, that’s one data point.”

        — xkcd by Randall Munroe

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child.”

        — Mencius

Monday, June 20, 2016

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

        — Josephine Hart, Damage

Friday, June 17, 2016

“Be curious, not judgemental.”

        — Walt Whitman

Thursday, June 16, 2016

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”

        — Roger Miller

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”

        — Japanese Proverb

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

“If the guy next to you is swearing like a wharfie he’s probably a billionaire. Or, just conceivably, a wharfie.”

        — Australian observation

Monday, June 13, 2016

“His speeches left the impression of an army of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an idea.”

        — William McAdoo

Friday, June 10, 2016

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

        — Unknown

Thursday, June 9, 2016

“Talk doesn’t cook rice.”

        — Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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

        — Old Erlang saying

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

“O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.”

        — William Penn

Monday, June 6, 2016

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

        — Sacha Guitry

Friday, June 3, 2016

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

        — Howard Scott

Thursday, June 2, 2016

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

        — Lucille Ball

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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

        — Plato

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“Begin each day as if it were on purpose.”

        — Mary Anne Radmacher

Monday, May 30, 2016

“Gantt charts aren’t a management tool. They are a visualization tool. Management tools are listening, acting, and faith.”

        — John Kordyback ‏(@jkordyback)

Friday, May 27, 2016

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

        — Agnes Allen

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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

        — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”

        — E. Joseph Cossman

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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

        — Clarence Darrow

Monday, May 23, 2016

“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)

Friday, May 20, 2016

“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, May 19, 2016

“Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

        — Lily Tomlin

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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

        — Benjamin Jowett

Monday, May 16, 2016

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

        — Ziggy by Tom Wilson

Friday, May 13, 2016

“I will get through today with coffee and patience. Right now, what I have is coffee.”

        — Unknown

Thursday, May 12, 2016

“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.”

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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

        — Thomas C. Gale

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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

        — Proverb

Monday, May 9, 2016

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how.”

        — Unknown

Friday, May 6, 2016

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

        — Archibald MacLeish

Thursday, May 5, 2016

“Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.”

        — P. J. O’Rourke

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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

        — Isaac Wolkerstorfer (@agnoster)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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

        — Tom Waits

Monday, May 2, 2016

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

        — George Bernard Shaw

Friday, April 29, 2016

“I know that you gave us exactly what we asked for, but these are really not what we were hoping for.”

        — Unknown, from Clients From Hell

Thursday, April 28, 2016

“Respect for the truth is an acquired taste.”

        — Mark van Doren

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

“Failure is an event, never a person.”

        — William D. Brown

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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

        — Unknown

Monday, April 25, 2016

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

        — Cory Doctorow (@doctorow)

Friday, April 22, 2016

“I am driven by two main philosophies: know more about the world than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

        — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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

        — G. M. Weilacher

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

“If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.”

        — George Barzan

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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

        — Max L. Forman

Monday, April 18, 2016

“Listen to many, speak to a few.”

        — William Shakespeare

Friday, April 15, 2016

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

        — Saint Augustine

Thursday, April 14, 2016

“A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs – jolted by every pebble in the road.”

        — Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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

        — William James

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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

        — Gian Vincenzo Gravina

Monday, April 11, 2016

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

        — Leo Buscaglia

Friday, April 8, 2016

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

        — Unknown

Thursday, April 7, 2016

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

        — Shelby Foote

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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

        — Jeff Hammerbacher

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

“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, April 4, 2016

“If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.”

        — Lois Wyse

Friday, April 1, 2016

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

        — Richard Buckminster Fuller

Thursday, March 31, 2016

“He bites his tongue who speaks in haste.”

        — Turkish Proverb

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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

        — Adam Donnison

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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

        — Michael Stal (@stal_m)

Monday, March 28, 2016

“The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.”

        — Rebecca Pepper Sinkler

Friday, March 25, 2016

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

        — Don Box

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

“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?”

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

“The only things that are certain in life are death and taxes and my murderous rage if you don’t order your own fries and keep eating mine.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Monday, March 21, 2016

“Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.”

        — Unknown

Friday, March 18, 2016

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

        — Groucho Marx

Thursday, March 17, 2016

“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

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

“Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?”

        — Maurice Freehill

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

“I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.”

        — Arthur C. Clarke

Monday, March 14, 2016

“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, March 11, 2016

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

Thursday, March 10, 2016

“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

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

“Books are the closest thing to real magic I could ever find. How else could sheets of paper transport me to another world?”

        — Brian Rathbone (@BrianRathbone)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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

        — Lawana Blackwell

Monday, March 7, 2016

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

        — Doug Larson

Friday, March 4, 2016

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

        — Oscar Wilde

Thursday, March 3, 2016

“He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever.”

        — Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“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

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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

        — Lane Olinghouse

Monday, February 29, 2016

“Then what are we fighting for?”

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

Friday, February 26, 2016

“There is absolutely no reason to make computers as stupid as people are.”

        — Nigel Jacob

Thursday, February 25, 2016

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

        — Caprice Crane

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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

        — Wilson Mizner

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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

        — Oliver Herford

Monday, February 22, 2016

“I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.”

        — Jennifer Yane

Friday, February 19, 2016

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

        — George Orwell

Thursday, February 18, 2016

We have not succeeded in answering all your problems.

The answers we have found only serve to raise a whole set of new questions.

In some ways we feel we are as confused as ever, but we believe we are confused on a higher level and about more important things.

        — Unknown

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

“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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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

        — Dennis Ritchie (1941–2011)

Monday, February 15, 2016

“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

        — Will Rogers

Friday, February 12, 2016

“Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart.”

        — Douglas Adams

Thursday, February 11, 2016

“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”

        — Winston Churchill

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether or not to say it.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

“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

Monday, February 8, 2016

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

        — Edward Tufte

Friday, February 5, 2016

“Have your master keys locked in a vault and guarded by dogs. Mean dogs. Dogs with two factor authentication.”

        — Tom Eastman (@tveastman) #lca2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

“Thoughtful and productive communities make us as a species better."

        — Jono Bacon #lca2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

        — Jim Rohn

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

“A nice thing about being single is when you’re setting the silverware it doesn’t matter which side you put the remote on.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Monday, February 1, 2016

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

        — Jorge Luis Borges

Friday, January 29, 2016

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

        — Doug Larson

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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

        — Germain G. Glien

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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

        — Mario Andretti

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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

        — Garth Brooks

Monday, January 25, 2016

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

        — Unknown

Friday, January 22, 2016

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

        — Winston Churchill

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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

        — Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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

        — Andy Rooney

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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

        — Carrie Fisher

Monday, January 18, 2016

“When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.”

        — Unkonwn

Friday, January 15, 2016

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

        — Pete Goodliffe

Thursday, January 14, 2016

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

        — Unknown

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

“Americans will always reach for their lawyers first.”

        — Neil Brennan, Ignite Melbourne 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.”

        — Unknown

Monday, January 11, 2016

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

        — Winston Churchill

Friday, January 8, 2016

“Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul.”

        — Library at Thebes, inscription over the door

Thursday, January 7, 2016

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

        — Plato

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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

        — George Eliot

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

“Eat the first Skittle in the bag like it’s the last Skittle in the bag.”

        — David Tate (@mixteenth)

Monday, January 4, 2016

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

        — Rita Mae Brown

Friday, January 1, 2016

“Home is where you hang your @.”

        — Unknown