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)

Quote: Desire is Destiny

February 5, 2009

You are what your deep, driving desire is.

As your desire is, so is your will.

As your will is, so is your deed.

As your deed is, so is your destiny.

–Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5

Quote: The Price of Discipline

February 4, 2009

The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret

–Nido Qubein (quoted by Robin Sharma)

Quote: Immortality

December 4, 2008


What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.

-–Albert Pine

Quote: Programmers are Romantics

December 1, 2008

Programmers are romantics. We’re lovers not fighters.

Why, developers are widely regarded as being the sexiest creatures on the planet. Our beauty causes people in other professions to go blind. We are love. We are truth. We are sex at a keyboard.

— Peter O’Hanlon, Code Project.