Quotes

  1. The difference between an engineer and a mechanic is an engineer thinks before opening it up” – My Dad
  2. Do what you think is interesting, do something that you think is fun and worthwhile, because otherwise you won’t do it well anyway.” – Brian Kernighan
  3. If you need to type it more than once, make a script” – My Ex Professor Dr. Paul Tarau
  4. Every time you attend a meeting a small part of your soul dies compensate it with equal amount of hacking” – My Own
  5. Don’t write a big program when a little one will do.“- Jon Bentley (Programming Pearls)
  6. When in doubt, Sort !” – Steven S. Skiena (The Algorithm Design Manual)
  7. Ugly code is code that someone else wrote” – Alberto Savoia
  8. Mixed Feelings: Your Program Runs Correctly the very first time” – My Own
  9. More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason-including blind stupidity” – William A. Wulf
  10. We should forget about small efficiencies, say 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.” – Donald E. Knuth
  11. We follow two rules, Rule 1 Don’t do it. Rule 2 (for experts) Don’t do it yet – that is not until you have a perfectly clear and unoptimized solution.” –M.A. Jackson
  12. No amount of low level optimization can make up for poor choice of algorithm” – Joshua Bloch (Effective Java Second Edition)
  13. You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself.” – Harvey S. Firestone
  14. God’s a kid with an ant farm.John Constantine
  15. It’s better to complete a shitty first draft than to never complete a perfect one” – Anne Lamott.
  16. “Only if one feels immensely important, can one feel truly liked” Ayn Rand
  17. “The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many woman are assigned” – Frederick Brooks (The Mythical Man Month)
  18. “The cooler outside temperatures have awakened the spirit born into her years ago, when men dedicated to excellence took the time and care to build her well. ” – Brian Shul (Flying the SR-71 -Hacker Montly)
  19. “The manager’s function is not to make people work, but to make it possible for people to work.” –PeopleWare
  20. “A deterministic system cannot self-heal” – PeopleWare
  21. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill
  22. “Enthusiasm reduces all engineering estimates by a third” – Michael Loop
  23. “A smart man solves a problem, but a wise man avoids it.”
  24. “In technology if it can be done, it will be done”
  25. “Defining the question is the most powerful dimension reduction tool you can ever employ” – Roger Peng
  26. The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.
  27. “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself” – Albert Einstein

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