Posts Tagged ‘quotes’

Tweet Spree!

January 10, 2012 Leave a comment

While browsing through my online Amazon book notes, I decided to go on a short, hodgepodge tweet spree. What do you think of my spontaneous selections?

Thus, I’m a fickle, stupid, conscious (but paradoxically robotic) being living in a quantized universe who’s neither growing or developing and can’t maintain a coherent train of thought. D’oh!

Are you a member of this tribe too?

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Psychopaths And Bozeltines

August 26, 2011 2 comments

As I sat down to write my next post, I was staring at the blank page when this quote came to mind:

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. – Damian Conway


I really do try to take Damian’s message to heart. How about you? Do you buy into it? Do you buy into this instead:

Always code as if the maintainers of your code will be bozeltines who won’t have a freakin’ clue about what it does, how it works, or how to modify it – and so that they’ll be in awe of how much smarter you are than them.

Quote Mangling

December 18, 2010 1 comment

I love quotes because they pack a lot of energy into small packages without requiring a long winded and jargon filled explanation. I also like extending quotes to give another take on the wisdom imparted by the original text because I’ve learned to never believe anything 100 percent; including my own twisted and anguished thoughts. Here are some snarky Bulldozer00 quote enhancements:

  1. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going – right out the door with the cash.” (English proverb + Bulldozer00)
  2. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody – another key to failure is trying to piss everybody off.” (Bill Cosby + Bulldozer00)
  3. “A lot of people mistake unnecessary complexity for sophistication – and those people are usually managers.” (Dan Ward + Bulldozer00)
  4. “If you are indispensable, you’re unpromotable – but at least you know how to directly create value.” (Unknown + Bulldozer00)
  5. “I love deadlines because I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by – and the angst they instill in the managers who dictated them.” (Doug Adams + Bulldozer00)
  6. “Multitasking is not for serious work – it’s for managerial make-work.” (Bjarne Stroustrup + Bulldozer00)
  7. “I believe that there is such a thing as objective truth, but a lot of people have an objective truth that differs from mine – and those people are wrong.” (Cynthia Tucker+ Bulldozer00)
  8. “Debugging is like farting, it’s not so bad when it’s your own code – except when you crap your pants.” (Unknown + Bulldozer00)
  9. “What we need is more people to lose their temper in public – unless people in power are in the vicinity.” – (Watts Wacker + Bulldozer00)
  10. “The point of quotations is that one can use another’s words to be insulting – D’oh! and WTF?.” – (Amanda Cross+ Homer Simpson + Bulldozer00)

What quotes would you like to extend?

The Beauty Of Quotes Is…

April 25, 2009 2 comments

that they are both dense and concise. When I hear a quote that hits close to home it rocks my world like a Mike Tyson power punch (when he was in his prime). Sometimes the effect is positive and sometimes it’s negative, but it’s always impactful. Here’s a top 10 list of my current favorites:

  1. “Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.” – A. H. Weiler
  2. “An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.” – Robert A. Humphrey
  3. “A picture is worth a thousand words. A metaphor is worth a thousand pictures.” – Ben Tamari
  4. “Comprehensiveness is the enemy of comprehensibility.” – Martin Fowler
  5. “Creation is an intimate act of communication between the creator and the created.” – W. L. Livingston
  6. “Facts are useful because they give the conscious mind something to do while the emotions decide what’s true” – Dale Dauten
  7. “I hold great hopes for UML, which seems to offer a way to build products that integrate hardware and software, and that is an intrinsic part of development from design to implementation. But UML will fail if management won’t pay for quite extensive training, or toss the approach when panic reigns.” – Jack Gannsle
  8. “If I had an hour to save the world, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute finding solutions” – Albert Einstein
  9. “I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” – Socrates
  10. “It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.” – William James

What’s your current favorite list?

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