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Apr 15

Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. ”

– Terry Pratchett, Hogfather.

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Nov 14

The best programmers are not marginally better than merely good ones. They are an order-of-magnitude better, measured by whatever standard: conceptual creativity, speed, ingenuity of design, or problem-solving ability.”

– Randall E. Stross

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Oct 20

No matter how slick the demo is in rehearsal, when you do it in front of a live audience, the probability of a flawless presentation is inversely proportional to the number of people watching, raised to the power of the amount of money involved.”

— Mark Gibbs

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Oct 12

The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec.”

— Marcus Dolengo

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Oct 08

How rare it is that maintaining someone else’s code is akin to entering a beautifully designed building, which you admire as you walk around and plan how to add a wing or do some redecorating. More often, maintaining someone else’s code is like being thrown headlong into a big pile of slimy, smelly garbage.”

— Bill Venners

Doing everything with nothing

Doing everything with nothing

Jun 15

“We the unwilling, led by the unknowing, have done so much with so little for so long, that now we are qualified to do everything with nothing.” – Harold Jones, Maryland National Bank, 1978 I love that quote (the Mr. Harold Jones version…), it reminds me so much of my early… well, OK, pretty much entire career in software development. I have always had to make do...