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Remember that you are humans in the first place and only after that programmers. -- Alexandru Vancea
There is one meaning [for static in C]: a global variable that is invisible outside the current scope, be it a function or a file. -- Paolo Bonzini
Well, if you talk about programming to a group of programmers who use the same language, they can become almost evangelistic about the language. They form a tight-knit community, hold to certain beliefs, and follow certain rules in their programming. It’s like a church with a programming language for a Bible. -- Gary Kildall (inventor of CP/M, one of the first OS for the micro).
What do Americans look for in a car? I've heard many answers when I've asked this question. The answers include excellent safety ratings, great gas mileage, handling, and cornering ability, among others. I don't believe any of these. That's because the first principle of the Culture Code is that the only effective way to understand what people truly mean is to ignore what they say. This is not to suggest that people intentionally lie or misrepresent themselves. What it means is that, when asked direct questions about their interests and preferences, people tend to give answers they believe the questioner wants to hear. Again, this is not because they intend to mislead. It is because people respond to these questions with their cortexes, the parts of their brains that control intelligence rather than emotion or instinct. They ponder a question, they process a question, and when they deliver an answer, it is the product of deliberation. They believe they are telling the truth. A lie detector would confirm this. In most cases, however, they aren't saying what they mean. -- The culture code.
Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable. -- Ralph Johnson
It’s hard to grasp abstractions if you don’t understand what they’re abstracting away from. -- Nathan Weizenbaum
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you. ~Lolly Daskal
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John R. Wooden