A SYSTEM IS NO BETTER THAN ITS SENSORY ORGANS - Systematics quotes THE MESSAGE SENT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE MESSAGE RECEIVED - Systematics quotes THE GHOST OF THE OLD SYSTEM CONTINUES TO HAUNT THE NEW - Systematics quotes "Now you mention it Fritzel did keep himself to himself" - history's least successful neighbourhood watch scheme Always be careful when running scripts and commands copied from the Internet. That said... Any AI smart enough to pass a Turing test is smart enough to know to fail it - Ian McDonald, River of Gods Assume any pointer indirection is a cache miss - Björn Fahler Cables with broken retainer clips must be destroyed Data are plural Economy of words: never forget that. Ever Happiness is a warm cache He who dies with the most stuff wins - Pardon Moi Hot sauce on everything How many managers does it take to change a software engineer? I am a patient boy: I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait - Fugazi I sprang to the stirrup, and Joris, and he; I gallop’d, Dirck gallop’d, we gallop’d all three - Robert Browning I think my life balance is fine. I just need to trick somebody into doing some of this damn work so I can go surfing I went down a rabbit hole, and found a badger - JoJo Howell It's a little like wrestling a gorilla: you don't quit when you're tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired - Robert Strauss Multithreading is just one damn thing after, before, or simultaneous with another - Scott Meyers and Andrei Alexandrescu Always use infinite loops (except for most cases) - Andrei Alexandrescu Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less - Marie Curie O(n^2) is the sweet spot of badly scaling algorithms: fast enough to make it into production, but slow enough to make things fall down once it gets there - Bruce Dawson Safety third (after fun and cost) Sometimes more is more Straightening the curves; flattening the hills - The Dukes of Hazzard Strength in numbers The tail wags the dog There is no exit - vim We are all made of Spars We are but data You can't always want what you get You can't improve what you can't measure - Andrei Alexandrescu Generic programming is why we can't have nice things - Andrei Alexandrescu You have to start ~somewhere~ If you must choose between beauty and utility, choose beauty, because the world has enough ugly useful things - Edsger W. Dijkstra Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better - Edsger W. Dijkstra This function is very fast and never fails - QSslConfiguration::swap // Should never happen Be who you needed when you were younger Always do better than necessary - Piaget (watchmaker) The more meat you stuff in the machine, the more sausages come out the pipe - Sprint Planning 101 Never waste a good crisis Premature optimization is the root of all evil - Donald Knuth Agile: stop doing things you don't need I'm frightened of these trifles - Dostoyevsky It's only an addiction if you admit it's a problem It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong - Thomas Sowell Teamwork makes the Dean work Time is too precious to be wasted on a cheap wristwatch - George Daniels That's what the eyes were like: dangerous, but beautiful at the same time - Noel Fielding Substitution failure is not an error (SFINAE): this is where compiler errors go to hide. Do better if possible and that is always possible - François-Constantin to Jacques-Barthélémi Vacheron