Big thoughts that resonate with me today… The Art of Living by John Stuart Mill, 1848 Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater population to live the same life of drudgery and imprisonment, and an increased number [...]
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I need to call in sick for work.Â I’ve got nintendonitis. (via my wife) Technorati Tags: Humor, Excuse, Nintendo
The Haunted House, by Walter Hubbell begins amusingly with this introduction: The manifestations described in this story commenced one year ago. No person has yet been able to ascertain their cause. Scientific men from all parts of Canada and the United States have investigated them in vain. Some people think that electricity is the principal [...]
Summed up neatly: “UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.” Doug Gwyn I like to do clever things. (Cribbed from this BoingBoing post about how Hollywood is going to wage a technical war on their customers.)
Great minds think alike. Here’s a nice quote from Wil Wheaton: Here is the most important thing I can tell you: You do not need the so-called traditional channels of distribution to get your work to an audience, and you’ll probably be happier and more successful by not going through those channels. I’ve done it [...]
Andy Rooney Quotes – The Quotations Page Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done. — Andy Rooney
Lisa has really got a lot on the ball. Enough so that I’m nominating this for the quote of the day: Art and thinking and all the Important Stuff is WAY too important to be left to the increasingly small number of people who are getting paid to do it. Way to go, Lisa.
SD Times – Is Software Engineering an Oxymoron? The problem, then, is that programming has changed from the study and implementation of algorithms to the study and creation of complex documents. I just thought it was a nice quote. I agree only in part with Holub’s article though. He thinks that computer science is turning [...]
Ray Bradbury Quotes – The Quotations Page You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
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“The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely [...]
I think the biggest threat to privacy is Moore’s law. The human population does not double every eighteen months but the ability to keep track of us does. This may be a prescription for an omniscient government. Democracy never had to face an all-knowing government. I don’t know how we’re going to get through that. [...]
“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought [...]