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 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