Quote: Rights and Reponsibilities at Home

January 22, 2010

You know you’re at home because you have refrigerator rights.

But if you eat, you wash up. Rights bring responsibilities.

— Bill Harman, Preacher


Quote: Don’t Try to Remember it All

November 5, 2009

Don’t even try to remember it all. Remember that what you’ve seen is possible. Remember what is an integral foundation to what you’re doing. Remember what you work with every day. Then remember to build a good reference library … for the rest.

— Robert Vieira (Professional Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Programming, Page 20)


Quote: Simplicity in IT

October 9, 2009

The cheapest, fastest and most reliable components of a computer system are those that aren’t there.

— Gordon Bell Encore Computer Corporation

Course Evaluation

September 18, 2009

From my comments on a course I attended:

Despite appearance the food was actually edible, but I vividly recall the sight of rubberized macaroni cheese looking up at me from a cardboard box (pulls face + shudders).

Quote: Luck

September 17, 2009

Luck is when preparation meets opportunity

— Seneca

Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician (5 BC – 65 AD)

Quote: Circumstances

September 15, 2009

Circumstances do not make the man; they merely reveal him to himself


Quote: Build a Ship

September 8, 2009

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Quote: Victory

April 23, 2009

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win

Chinese general & military strategist (~400 BC)

Quote: Application

March 13, 2009

Information without application leads to frustration.

Larry Burkett (?)

Quote: So Much Stranger

February 20, 2009

When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. No, the truth is the world is so much stranger than that, so much darker, and so much madder. And so much better.

— Russel T Davies,Dr. Who Series 2 Story 179: “Love and Monsters” (2006)