The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion
Fancy algorithms are slow when n is small, and n is usually small.
A good definition of terrorism, by Georgetown professor Bruce R. Hoffman:
an act of violence that was politically motivated, perpetrated to influence a broader audience, involved an organized group, targeted civilians and was carried out by a person outside the government.
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted to other things then power.
Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.
XML is like violence — if it doesn’t solve your problems, you are not using enough of it.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives
If something saps your energy and puts you in a bad mood, delegate it even if you have to pay someone more to do it than it would cost you do to yourself. And if something gives you energy, maybe you should do it yourself even if someone else could do it cheaper.
It’s easy to get caught up in the heady buzz of making money. You should regard money as fuel for what you really want to do, not as a goal in and of itself. Money is like gas in the car — you need to pay attention or you’ll end up on the side of the road — but a well-lived life is not a tour of gas stations!