Wednesday, March 31, 2010

“Everyone is famous for 15 Gigabytes.”

        — Cory Doctorow

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

“The shortest answer is doing.”

        — George Herbert

Monday, March 29, 2010

“Talk doesn’t cook rice.”

        — Chinese Proverb

Sunday, March 28, 2010

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”

        — Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday, March 27, 2010

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

        — William Gormley

Friday, March 26, 2010

“I know I am getting better at golf because I’m hitting fewer spectators.”

        — Gerald Ford, former U.S. President

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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

        — H. H. Munro

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

“Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.”

        — Albert Einstein

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

        — Michelangelo Buonarroti

Monday, March 22, 2010

Go placidly among the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever you labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

        — Anonymous – found in Old St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, Maryland (dated 1692)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”

        — Jean Cocteau

Saturday, March 20, 2010

“Code indentation is a good idea (although probably not as good an idea as the Python people think)”

        — Marty Pauley

Friday, March 19, 2010

“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, March 18, 2010

“The best thing to hold on to in life is each other.”

        — Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

        — George Burns

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

“Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.”

        — Samuel Butler

Monday, March 15, 2010

“…Plus it’s the only way George Lucas characters will ever be three dimensional.”

        — Peter David

Sunday, March 14, 2010

“Stupidity on the Internet is there for everyone to see for all times in perpetuity.”

        — Ron Kuby

Saturday, March 13, 2010

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”

        — Plutarch

Friday, March 12, 2010

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

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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

        — Giles Bowkett

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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

        — Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

“I am pretty sure no matter what I put in my Facebook status, I won’t cure cancer, help Haiti or raise awareness for anything, except my Facebook status.”

        — Lyz Lenz (@lyzl)

Monday, March 8, 2010

“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”

        — Saint Francis of Assisi

Sunday, March 7, 2010

“When you sling mud, you lose ground.”

        — Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

“My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.”

        — Oscar Wilde

Friday, March 5, 2010

“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, March 4, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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

        — Michael Lopp (@rands)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

“Often we don’t really need advice or guidance from each other. Sometimes we just need a friend to deposit courage into our soul.”

        — Mike Foster

Monday, March 1, 2010

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

        — Torbj√∂rn Gyllebring (@drunkcod)