If we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as *lines produced* but as *lines spent*. -- Edsger Dijkstra
Seize any opportunity, or anything that looks like opportunity. They are rare, much rarer than you think... -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, "The Black Swan".
No problem should ever have to be solved twice. -- Eric S. Raymond, How to become a hacker
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. -- Dr. Seuss
I think it is wise, and only honest, to warn you that my goal is immodest. It is not my purpose to "transfer knowledge" to you that, subsequently, you can forget again. My purpose is no less than to effectuate in each of you a noticeable, irreversable change. I want you to gain, for the rest of your lives, the insight that beautiful proofs are not "found" by trial anf error but are the result of a consciously applied design discipline. I want you to raise your quality standards. I mean, if 10 years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualize that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself "Dijkstra would not have liked this", well, that would be enough immortality for me. -- E. W. Dijkstra
Resume writing is just like dating, or applying for a bank loan, in that nobody wants you if you're desperate. -- Steve Yegge.
All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. ~Michael John Bobak
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs
Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. ~John D. Rockefeller