The Foo bar

Jul 23

“Many people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they are 75” — Benjamin Franklin

Jul 18

“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion” — Paulo Coelho

Jun 18

“Fancy algorithms are slow when n is small, and n is usually small.” — Rob Pike

Jun 11

What’s Terrorism?

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.

Jun 10

“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.” — David Brin

May 27

“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.” — Douglas Adams

“There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” — Phil Karlton

May 19

“XML is like violence — if it doesn’t solve your problems, you are not using enough of it.” — Nokogiri README

Apr 24

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” — Annie Dillard

Jan 01

“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.” — John D. Cook, Whether to delegate