Thursday, July 20, 2017

“Labels are for cans, not for people.”

        — Andy Warhol

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

“People tend to make rules for others and exceptions for themselves.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.”

        — William Shakespeare

Monday, July 17, 2017

“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

Friday, July 14, 2017

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

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

If you ever code something that “feels like a hack but it works,” just remember that a CPU is literally a rock that we tricked into thinking.

        — Ben Driscoll (@daisyowl)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

“You just have to make the transition from weird to eccentric and then you’re okay.”

        — John Elder Robinson

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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

        — John F. Kennedy, 1962

Monday, July 10, 2017

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”

        — Abraham Lincoln

Friday, July 7, 2017

“I follow a healthy lifestyle, but I rarely catch up with it.”

        — Thin Lines by Randy Glasbergen

Thursday, July 6, 2017

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

        — Unknown

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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

        — John Shirley

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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

        — Matthew Henry

Monday, July 3, 2017

“If you lend someone twenty dollars, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.”

        — Unknown

Friday, June 30, 2017

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

        — Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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

        — Unknown

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

        — Ann Landers

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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

        — Torbjörn Gyllebring (@drunkcod)

Monday, June 26, 2017

“Ordinary people need to lead and not sit there and think that governments are going to spoon feed them.”

        — Ian Kiernan

Friday, June 23, 2017

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

        — Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Thursday, June 22, 2017

“But considering that the ancient Greeks created democracy and civilisation, you would think they would have created copyright law if they had wanted to.”

        — Lloyd Kaufman #

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“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, June 20, 2017

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.”

        — Neil Gaiman

Monday, June 19, 2017

“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, June 16, 2017

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

        — Unknown

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

        — David Jameson

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

“As user friendly as a cornered rat.”

        — Seen in a software review

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

“I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can our eyes.”

        — Richard Steele

Monday, June 12, 2017

“All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.”

        — Demosthenes

Friday, June 9, 2017

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

        — George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

        — Pablo Casals

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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

        — Cinderella by Oscar Hammerstein II

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

“Could you make it less literal and more obvious?”

        — Unknown, from Clients From Hell

Monday, June 5, 2017

“Golf is a lot of walking, broken up by disappointment and bad arithmetic.”

        — Unknown

Friday, June 2, 2017

“Never wear anything that panics the cat.”

        — P. J. O’Rourke

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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

        — Unknown

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

        — Unknown, from Clients From Hell

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

“Political speeches are like steer horns. A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull in between.”

        — Alfred E. Neuman

Monday, May 29, 2017

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

        — Turkish Proverb

Friday, May 26, 2017

“They gave each other a smile with a future in it.”

        — Ring Lardner

Thursday, May 25, 2017

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”

        — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.”

        — Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BC-43BC)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

“A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they’re dead.”

        — Leo Rosten

Monday, May 22, 2017

“I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.”

        — Kurt Vonnegut

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy.

        — Maciej Cegłowski @pinboard

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

        — Robert Heinlein

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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

        — Evan Edgar

Monday, May 15, 2017

“You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”

        — Sam Keen

Friday, May 12, 2017

“Nothing destroys a good idea faster than a mandatory consensus.”

        — Jessica Hagy #

Thursday, May 11, 2017

“I am having an out of money experience.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

“You only have to succeed the last time.”

        — Brian Tracy

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

“Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.”

        — Unknown

Monday, May 8, 2017

“Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.”

        — Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Friday, May 5, 2017

“Don’t anthropomorphise computers. They hate it.”

        — Unknown

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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

        — Seth Godin

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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

        — Josh Billings

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

“Hatred is one long wait.”

        — René Maran

Monday, May 1, 2017

“My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.”

        — Errol Flynn

Friday, April 28, 2017

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

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

        — Nick Portokalos

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

“The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy.”

        — Sigmund Freud

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

“People often find it easier to be a result of the past than a cause of the future.”

        — Anonymous

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

        — Sigmund Freud

Friday, April 21, 2017

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

        — Louis D. Brandeis

Thursday, April 20, 2017

“It always seems impossible until it is done.”

        — Nelson Mandela

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“‘Need’ is irrelevant here. People do not need phones. They need food, shelter, and running faster than lions.”

        — Thomas Pornin in The DMZ

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

“On the Internet, nobody can hear you being subtle.”

        — Linus Torvalds

Monday, April 17, 2017

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

        — Grey Livingston

Friday, April 14, 2017

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

        — Irisa Hail

Thursday, April 13, 2017

“It’s so useless but it’s awesome!”

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”

        — Kimberly Johnson

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

“The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.”

        — George Bernard Shaw

Monday, April 10, 2017

“In Seattle you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.”

        — Jeff Bezos

Friday, April 7, 2017

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

        — William Shakespeare, Hamlet Act III Scene I

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

        — John LeCarre

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

        — Helen Hays

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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

        — John Wooden

Monday, April 3, 2017

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

        — Mark Twain

Friday, March 31, 2017

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

        — Robert J. Sawyer

Thursday, March 30, 2017

“The Internet is a marvellous tool for finding solutions to problems I never had prior to the Internet.”

        — Unknown

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

        — Robert Fulghum

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

        — Unknown

Monday, March 27, 2017

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

        — Unknown #

Friday, March 24, 2017

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

        — Albert Einstein

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

        — Ghose Aurobindo

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”

        — Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

“Forever is composed of nows.”

        — Emily Dickinson

Monday, March 20, 2017

“Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.”

        — Howard Aiken

Friday, March 17, 2017

“The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late”

        — Seymour Cray

Thursday, March 16, 2017

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

        — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

        — Dale Carnegie

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done.”

        — Unknown

Monday, March 13, 2017

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

        — W. H. Auden

Friday, March 10, 2017

“Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.”

        — Benny Hill

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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

        — Charles M. Schulz

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

“In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.”

        — John Churton Collins

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

        — Albert Camus

Monday, March 6, 2017

Acceptance is such an important commodity, some have called it “the first law of personal growth.”

        — Peter McWilliams

Friday, March 3, 2017

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

        — Brendan I. Koerner (@brendankoerner)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

“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, March 1, 2017

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

        — Jacques Deval

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”

        — Woodrow Wilson

Monday, February 27, 2017

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

        — H. H. Munro

Friday, February 24, 2017

“When it comes to making a big change in your life, you have to want it more than you fear it.”

        — Unknown

Thursday, February 23, 2017

“I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes.”

        — Mark Twain

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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

        — Liz Smith

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

“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

Monday, February 20, 2017

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

        — Michael Lopp (@rands)

Friday, February 17, 2017

“There’s nothing more noble than a good try.”

        — Gordon Parks

Thursday, February 16, 2017

“The bigger the hat, the smaller the property.”

        — Australian Proverb

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“We’ve spent more money bailing out the banks, in one year, than we’ve spent on Science in Britain, since Jesus.”

        — Professor Brian Cox

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

“In the olden days, if you wanted to watch an American TV show as soon as it came out, you had to get an expensive flight to America every week. But now, thanks to the internet, it’s much easier to find cheaper flights to America.”

        — Tim Berners-Lee

Monday, February 13, 2017

“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, February 10, 2017

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

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

“I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.”

        — Mark Twain

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

“All the world’s a stage! And here I am in the blooper reel!”

        — Ziggy by Tom Wilson

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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

        — African Proverb

Monday, February 6, 2017

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

        — Henry Brooks Adams

Friday, February 3, 2017

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

        — Washington Irving

Thursday, February 2, 2017

“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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

“The easiest way to save face is to keep the lower half shut.”

        — Unknown

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Monday, January 30, 2017

“UNIX was not designed to stop its users from doing stupid things, as that would also stop them from doing clever things.”

        — Doug Gwyn

Friday, January 27, 2017

“Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.”

        — Arthur Freed

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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

        — John Lubbock

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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

        — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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

        — Rich Kulawiec

Monday, January 23, 2017

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

        — Charles de Montesquieu

Friday, January 20, 2017

“I have never listened to anyone who criticised my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”

        — Ray Bradbury

Thursday, January 19, 2017

“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)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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

        — Joseph Conrad

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

        — Bill Cosby

Monday, January 16, 2017

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

        — Fake AP Stylebook (@FakeAPStylebook)

Friday, January 13, 2017

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

        — American Proverb

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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

        — Sir Winston Churchill

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

“Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”

        — Henri Louis Bergson

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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

        — Jon, Garfield

Monday, January 9, 2017

“You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.”

        — Will Rogers

Friday, January 6, 2017

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

        — Frank Scully

Thursday, January 5, 2017

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”

        — Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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

        — Unknown

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.”

        — Sydney J. Harris

Monday, January 2, 2017

“Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it necessary? Is it true? Does it improve upon the silence?”

        — Shirdi Sai Baba