|Place||Reference or Occasion||Text|
|Würzburg, 2019||Sheridan to Garibaldi, "The Geometry of Shadows"||"The universe doesn't give you any points for doing things that are easy."|
|Würzburg, 2019||Halfhill, T. R., Byte Senior Editor, Byte Jan 97||"To put it bluntly, it's negligent for software developers to ignore the possibility that their code may live for 10 or 20 years."|
|Würzburg, 2019||Thomas Paine||
"When the people fear the government, you have tyranny.
When the government fears the people, you have freedom."
|Würzburg, 2019||Arthur Koestler||"The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward."|
|Würzburg, 2019||Douglas Adams||"It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do so."|
|Würzburg, 2019||Madeleine L'Engle||"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."|
|Stuttgart, 2018||Logan, D., King, J., Fischer-Wright, H. Tribal Stages, signs of Stage 4:||
"They tend to ask, 'what’s the next right thing to do?'
Their language focuses on 'we,' not 'me.'
If two people get in a squabble, a third will step in and repair the relationship:"
|Würzburg, 2018||Vonnegut, K.||"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance."|
|Würzburg, 2018||unknown||FIRE - financial independence, retire early|
|Würzburg, 2018||unknown||No gunfight survivor has ever said that he wished he had less powerful ammunition or fewer shots available.|
|Würzburg, 2018||Moritz, M.||"The first rule of gunfighting is, have a gun."|
|Stuttgart, 2018||Lorenzo, R., Voigt, N., Schetelig, K., Zawadzski,A, Welpe, I, Brosi, P., The Mix that Matters Boston Consulting Group, 2017||Innovation is defined as: "percentage of revenue from new products or services in the most recent three-year period" reference|
|Stuttgart, 2018||Logan, D., King, J., Fischer-Wright, H.||
Tribal Stages, signs of Stage 4:
They tend to ask, "what’s the next right thing to do?"
Their language focuses on "we," not "me."
If two people get in a squabble, a third will step in and repair the relationship
|Stuttgart, 2018||Sutherland, J.||Stories can always be broken down|
|Stuttgart, 2018||unknown||cst: common sense team|
|Stuttgart, 2018||unknown||team: Together Everybody Achieves More|
|Stuttgart, 2018||Böhm, A. M.||Don‘t manage the people, manage the system.|
|Stuttgart, 2018||Appelo, J.||Manage the system, not the people.|
|Würzburg, 2018||anonymous||I wonder how many strangers have taken photos with me in the background.|
|Würzburg, 2018||anonymous||If we were eyeless we'd be unaware of colour. What if we're missing some part of reality because we don't have the organ to detect it?|
|Würzburg, 2018||anonymous||Your age is just the numberof laps you've done around a giant ball of fire in the centre of our solar system.|
|Würzburg, 2018||anonymous||Once you've read a dictionary, every other book you read is just a remix.|
|Würzburg, 2018||anonymous||The men in expensive suits look successful until you learn that they often work for people who dress in jeans and t-shirts.|
|Würzburg, 2018||Armstrong, J., the creator of Erlang||The problem with object-oriented languages is they’ve got all this implicit environment that they carry around with them. You wanted a banana but what you got was a gorilla holding the banana and the entire jungle.|
|Würzburg, 2018||Film Wargames, 1983||WOPR: "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play."|
|Würzburg, 2018||saying||A clean home is wasted time|
|Würzburg, 2018||Trump, D., twitter, 14. Okt. 2012, 11:43||I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.|
|Würzburg, 2018||unknown||MIP - most important person|
"fail early, fail cheap."
meant is really cheap, not inexpensive...
|Würzburg, 2017||Watson-Watt, R., "cult of the imperfect"||"Give them the third-best to go on with; the second-best comes too late, [and] the best never comes."|
|Würzburg, 2017||unknown||sometimes done is better than perfect.|
|Würzburg, 2017||Brigstocke, M.||"Computer games don't affect kids. I mean, if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Stroustrup, B.||"More good code has been written in languages denounced as bad than in languages proclaimed wonderful - much more."|
|Würzburg, 2017||unknown||You cannot control what you cannot measure|
|Würzburg, 2017||Denoncourt, D., Aging in IT and Being a Lifelong Learner, infoq.com||
"Advice for younger teammates - remember you are only as good as your accomplishments over the last two years"
|Würzburg, 2017||Beck, K.||"Make it work, make it right, make it fast."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Johnson, R.||"Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Freeman, A.||"Simplicity is the soul of efficiency."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Fowler, M.||"When to use iterative development? You should use iterative development only on projects that you want to succeed."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Beck, K.||"Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming: feedback is the treatment."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Maguire, S.||"Fix the cause, not the symptom."|
|Würzburg, 2017||House, C.||"Code is like humor. When you have to explain it, it’s bad."|
|Würzburg, 2017||de Saint-Exupery, A.||"Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but rather when there is nothing more to take away."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Salomon, D.||"Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday’s code."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Bacon, B.||"Knowledge is power."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Chanel, C.||"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different"|
|Würzburg, 2017||Wilde, O.||"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Johnson, J.||"First, solve the problem. Then, write the code."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Fowler, M.||"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand."|
|Würzburg, 2017||DeMarco, T. Why Does Software Cost So Much?, Dorset House, 1995||"There are two familiar variants of the documentation problem: a) you write all the internal documentation that you know you need and you pay a terrible price for it, or b) you don’t write all the internal documentation you need and you pay a terrible price for that."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Timothy Leary||
Two Commandments for the Molecular Age:
1. "Thou shalt not alter the consciousness of thy fellow men."
2. "Thou shalt not prevent thy fellow man from altering his or her own consciousness."
|Würzburg, 2017||Roosevelt, E.||Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.|
|Würzburg, 2017||unknown||Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.|
|Würzburg, 2017||Dr Leonard McCoy||"I'm a doctor, not a mechanic."|
|Würzburg, 2017||No. 7 of The Eight I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts of the Pastafari||"I’d Really Rather You Didn’t Go Around Telling People I Talk To You. You’re Not That Interesting. Get Over Yourself."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Reiser, M. cited by Wirth, N., 1995||"Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Cyril Northcote Parkinson cited by Wirth, N., 1995||"Software expands to fill the available memory."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Edward Bernays||"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits andopinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute aninvisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of."|
|Würzburg, 2017||Margaret Thatcher||"The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money"|
|Würzburg, 2017||Martin Fowler, 2008||
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand.
Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
|Würzburg, 2017||Funk, K., Karrierekiller Tattoo?, computerwoche vom 01.01.2017||"Think before you ink."|
|Würzburg, 2016||William G. McAdoo||"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Gilmore, J., Time Magazine, 1993||"The Net treats censorship as a defect and routes around it."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Gilmore, J., Computers, Freedom and Privacy, First Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, March 28, 1991||"How many of you have broken no laws this month?"|
|Würzburg, 2016||Gilmore, J.||
"We make free software affordable."
slogan of Cygnus Solutions
|Würzburg, 2016||Diane Francis, Hudson Institute Kleptocracy Initiative, Canada, Dec 13, 2016, LinkedIn||"When you run a welfare state, you cannot afford to open the floodgates."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Wirth, N.||
"Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster."
|Würzburg, 2016||Wirth, N.||
"Software expands to fill the available memory."
|Würzburg, 2016||Hoare, C.A.R.||"I conclude that there are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Tesla, N.||"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Hopper, G. B. M.||"A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what a ship is built for."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Hopper, G. B. M.||"If in doubt - do it."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Hopper, G. B. M.||"The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We’ve always done it this way.'"|
|Würzburg, 2016||Hopper, G. B. M.||"It’s always easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Hopper, G. B. M.||"Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Jack Welch||"fix it, sell it or close it"|
|Würzburg, 2016||William A. Foster||Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.|
|Würzburg, 2016||Saying||A gentleman will walk but never run....|
|Würzburg, 2016||Martínez, A. G., interview by Grassegger, H, golem.de, 09/14/2016, 10:54||Make an impact! Go fast and break things! Done is better than perfect. Get in over your Head.|
|Würzburg, 2016||Mark Douglas||"Policy is policing."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Meisner, S. cited by Esper, W., DiMarco, D., The Actors Art and Craft, Anchor, 2008||"May I say as the world’s oldest living teacher, ‘Fuck Polite!’"|
|Würzburg, 2016||Meisner, S. cited by Esper, W., DiMarco, D., The Actors Art and Craft, Anchor, 2008||"Silence has a myriad of meanings. In the theater, silence is an absence of words, but never an absence of meaning."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Meisner, S. cited by Esper, W., DiMarco, D., The Actors Art and Craft, Anchor, 2008||"An ounce of behavior is worth more than a pound of words."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Meisner, S. cited by Esper, W., DiMarco, D., The Actors Art and Craft, Anchor, 2008||"You know it’s all right to be wrong, but it's not all right not to try."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Meisner, S. cited by Esper, W., DiMarco, D., The Actors Art and Craft, Anchor, 2008||"There’s no such thing as nothing."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Meisner, S. cited by Esper, W., DiMarco, D., The Actors Art and Craft, Anchor, 2008||"Less is more!"|
|Würzburg, 2016||10 things you didn’t know about Europe’s tech scene, Mohout, O., venturebeat.com, September 4, 2016||The first thing to understand about the European tech scene is that there is no European tech scene.|
|Würzburg, 2016||mail footer||sent from a prehistoric stone tablet.|
|Würzburg, 2016||Kuok, R.||When I hire people, I look for great attitude. I don't look for MBA or PhD.|
|Würzburg, 2016||saying||start with "why?"|
|Würzburg, 2016||saying||danger - expectations ahead|
|Würzburg, 2016||saying||Let’s make better mistakes tomorrow.|
|Würzburg, 2016||saying||You must spend money to make money.|
|Würzburg, 2016||found somewhere||Grind: get ready it’s a new day|
|Würzburg, 2016||found somewhere||Fact of life: after Monday and Tuesday even the calendars say: W T F|
|Würzburg, 2016||found somewhere||Some of you are only conscious online|
|Würzburg, 2016||Parkinson's Law||"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."|
|Würzburg, 2016||Parkinson's Law||"The time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved."|
|Würzburg, 2016||unknown||On a clear disk you can seek forever.|
|Würzburg, 2016||Lt. Worf, TNG "Rightful Heir"||"Questions are the Beginning of Wisdom."|
|Würzburg, 2016||William H. McRaven||
"repetition, surprise, security, speed, simplicity, and purpose"
key principles of vize admiral William H. McRaven
|Würzburg, 2015||Murrow. E. R.||"There are, it is true, occasional informative programs presented in that intellectual ghetto on Sunday afternoons. But during the daily peak viewing periods, television in the main insulates us from the realities of the world in which we live."|
Some things have to be seen to be believed.
Most things have to be believed to be seen.
|Würzburg, 2015||Kinks, 1966||"People take pictures of each other, ...just to prove that they really existed"|
|Würzburg, 2015||Footer in posting at Gun Digest Store (e-gundigest.com)||Don't Forget: After self-defense you need legal defense.|
|Würzburg, 2015||Fido-Net, Mailfooter||To err is Human. To blame someone else is politics.|
|Würzburg, 2015||Arthur T. Harris||
"The only thing the Arab understands is the heavy hand"
Arthur Travers Harris cited by James S. Corum, Wray R. Johnson: Airpower in Small Wars: Fighting Insurgents and Terrorists (Modern War Studies), p. 65, University Press of Kansas, 2003
|Würzburg, 2015||Bockshorn Vorschau November, 09+10/2015||An apple a day keeps the doctor away.|
|Würzburg, 2015||Sir Arthur C. Clarke in Credo, 1991||The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.|
|Würzburg, 2015||The Big Bang Theorie, season 3, episode 23||
Sheldon: Interesting. My mother and I have the same agreement about church.
Amy: I don't object to the concept of a deity, but I'm baffled by the notion of one that takes attendance.
|Würzburg, 2015||Derek Bok||"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."|
|Würzburg, 2015||John Perry cited by: Doherty, B., The Thomas Jefferson of cyberspace reinvents his body – and his politics, Reason, August/September 2004||"We all get older and smarter."|
|Würzburg, 2015||Kantor, B.||"A medium apple... weighs 182 grams, yields 95 kcal, and contains no caffeine, thus making it unsuitable for sysadmins."|
|Würzburg, 2015||Spolsky, J.||"For some reason most people seem to be born without the part of the brain that understands pointers."|
|Würzburg, 2015||Spolsky, J.||"Remember, smart does not mean 'knows the answer[s] to trivia questions.'"|
|Würzburg, 2015||Spolsky, J.||"People who are Smart but don’t Get Things Done often have PhDs and work in big companies where nobody listens to them because they are completely impractical. [...] These kind of people can be identified because they love to point out the theoretical similarity between two widely divergent concepts."|
|Würzburg, 2014||wattie in F64||"I wanted to make this world better, but god denied to give me the sources..."|
|Würzburg, 2014||unknown||If a group of N persons implements a COBOL compiler, there will be N-1 passes. Someone in the group has to be the manager.|
|Würzburg, 2014||unknown||COBOL programmers understand why women hate periods.|
|Würzburg, 2014||unknown||Cobol: Completely Obsolete Business Orientated Language.|
|Würzburg, 2014||From the W3 XML page||
Q: When do I need xml ?
A: When I need a new buzz word for my resume.
|Würzburg, 2014||phluid||"I won't program in java anymore. I'm not Marxist and don't believe in classes."|
|Würzburg, 2014||unknown (Alanna?)||"Saying that Java is nice because it works on all OSs is like saying that anal sex is nice because it works on all genders."|
|Würzburg, 2014||Ribbens, J.||PHP is a minor evil perpetrated and created by incompetent amateurs, whereas Perl is a great and insidious evil, perpetrated by skilled but perverted professionals.|
|Würzburg, 2014||Dalai Lama, Seattle Times, May 15, 2001||If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.|
|Würzburg, 2014||H. L. Mencken||For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.|
|Würzburg, 2014||unknown||Mess with with the best or die with the rest|
|Würzburg, 2014||unknown||BER: Beyond Economical Repair|
|Würzburg, 2014||George S. Patton cited by Schmitz, H., Raus aus der Demotivationsfalle, Gabler-Verlag, Wiesbaden 2005||"Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."|
|Würzburg, 2014||George S. Patton||"May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't."|
|Würzburg, 2014||John Wayne||"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday."|
|Würzburg, 2014||unknown||If you want to find a path with no obstacles, it probably won't lead you anywhere.|
|Würzburg, 2014||unknown||the number you have dialed has never been available.|
|Seeshaupt, 2014||unknown||Java: write once, debug anywhere|
|Würzburg, 2014||unknown||"Success Trains. Failure Complains."|
|Würzburg, 2014||Lennon, J.||"Life is what happens to you, while you’re busy making other plans"|
|Würzburg, 2014||Fido, 30.08.2014||Bugs come in through open Windows.|
|Würzburg, 2014||Ruskin, J.||"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort."|
|Würzburg, 2014||Robert Baden-Powell||"Try and leave this world a little better than you found it"|
|Würzburg, 2014||Zac Gery, Programmer Happiness: It's the Little Things||John Wooden stated, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."|
|Würzburg, 2014||Zac Gery, Programmer Happiness: It's the Little Things||Oscar Levant once said, "Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Ernst Stuhlinger||"The way to belief is short and easy, the way to knowledge is long and hard."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Tom Hanks, cited by Associated Press: Hoaxers vs. Rocket Scientists: Even NASA unsure how to counter claims of faked moon landings, 21. Dezember 2002||"We live in a society where there is no law in making money in the promulgation of ignorance or, in some cases, stupidity ..."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Niels Bohr||"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Mark Twain||"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Franklin D. Roosevelt||"Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Albert Einstein||"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Helen Keller||"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Kathy Jackson||
"Why do you carry a gun?"
"I carry a gun because I can't carry a policeman."
|Würzburg, 2013||Schwarzenegger, 1990||"95% of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave"|
|Würzburg, 2013||Miller's Law||"You can't tell how deep a puddle is until you step in it."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Damian Conway||"Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Peter M. Senge||"Cause and effect are not closely related in time and space."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Hofmann, P., City of Munich, cited by Nick Heath, How Munich rejected Steve Ballmer and kicked Microsoft out of the city, techrepublic.com, 20.11.2013||"Windows has developed from a pure PC-centred operating system, like Windows 3.11 was, to a whole infrastructure. If you're staying with Microsoft you're getting more and more overwhelmed to update and change your whole IT infrastructure [to fit with Microsoft]"|
|Würzburg, 2013||Williams, E. cited by Tate, R., Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online, WIRED.com, 30.09.2013||"The internet is 'a giant machine designed to give people what they want.'"|
|Würzburg, 2013||Williams, E. cited by Tate, R., Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online, WIRED.com, 30.09.2013||"We often think of the internet enables you to do new things," Williams said. "But people just want to do the same things they’ve always done."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Williams, E. cited by Tate, R., Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online, WIRED.com, 30.09.2013||"The internet makes human desires more easily attainable. In other words, it offers convenience. Convenience on the internet is basically achieved by two things: speed, and cognitive ease."|
|Würzburg, 2013||"If you study what the really big things on the internet are, you realize they are masters at making things fast and not making people think."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Tate, R., Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online, WIRED.com, 30.09.2013||"In other words, people don’t want to wait, and they don’t want to think — and the internet should respond to that."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Found somewhere||
Theory is when you know something, but it doesn't work.
Practice is when something works, but you don't know why.
Programmers combine theory and practice: Nothing works and they don't know why.
|Würzburg, 2013||Albert Einstein||"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Dr. Seuss||"Adults are obsolete children."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Shana Alexander||"The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Albert Einstein||"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Maya Angelou||"Nothing will work unless you do."|
|Würzburg, 2013||pixadel||"Fine, Java MIGHT be a good example of what a programming language should be like. But Java applications are good examples of what applications SHOULDN'T be like."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Thomas A. Edison||"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."|
|Würzburg, 2013||Mailfooter||No trees were killed in the sending of this message. However a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.|
"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with
what happens to you."
"The important thing is not to stop questioning."
"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you are the pilot."
One OS to rule them all
One OS to find them
One OS to bring them all
And in the Darkness bind them.
|Würzburg, 2012||african lore, cited by von Hirschhausen, E., Wohin geht die Liebe, wenn sie durch den Magen durch ist?, rororo, 2012, appendix p. 5||"It takes a whole village to raise a child."|
|Würzburg, 2012||von Hirschhausen, E., Wohin geht die Liebe, wenn sie durch den Magen durch ist?, rororo, 2012, P. 298||"If it isn't broken, don't fix it!"|
|Würzburg, 2012||unknown||"I don't need light, I'm enlighted."|
|Würzburg, 2012||Published Studies||
Questioning and challanging of scientific results:
|Würzburg, 2012||Carlos Hathcock, cited by C. W. Henderson, Marine Sniper, Berkley Caliber, 2005, p. 10||"They just flop around a lot when you shoot 'em in the head."|
|Würzburg, 2012||Ken Schwaber, 04.07.2012, scrumDay, St. Leon-Rot||One key point of lean is bottom-up intelligence.|
|Würzburg, 2012||Ken Schwaber, 04.07.2012, scrumDay, St. Leon-Rot||You cannot measure a creative process but by the results.|
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
This fact implicates:
As long as your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
|Würzburg, 2012||Schwaber, K., Beedle, M., Agile Software Development with Scrum, Pearson Studium, International Edition, 2008, p. 31||"Learn first, then make changes."|
|Würzburg, 2012||Lore||The easy way out usually leads back in.|
|Würzburg, 2011||Rule #62 from: "100 Rules for NASA Project Managers"||Not using modern techniques, like computer systems, is a great mistake, but forgetting that the computer simulates thinking is a still greater mistake.|
|Würzburg, 2011||While Reading the book "Persönlichkeiten statt Tyrannen", M Winterhoff, I. Thielen||"Banana-Children: The children mature at the employer's site."|
|Würzburg, 2011||Anonymous||A clean bench is a sign of a weak mind.|
|Würzburg, 2011||Definition of a SISO by A. M. Böhm||SISO: shit in - shit out|
|Würzburg, 2011||Mailfooter in the Fido Net||File not found, loading something similar...|
|Würzburg, 2011||Dean Rusk as cited by G. Kemp, Arms Sales and Arms Control in the Developing Countries, The World Today, 22 (9), 1966, p. 386-395||"I recall that at the United Nations General Assembly, at a time when all members were voting unanimously for disarmament, 70 members were at that moment asking us [the United States] for military assistance."|
|Würzburg, 2011||Thoughts about the principles and philosophy of the Web 2.0||The customer has to do all the work. But what about the customer focus and the customer service mindset?|
|Würzburg, 2011||Truth||"The cool and hard guys can be visited at the cemetery."|
|Würzburg, 2011||Thoughts about the quality of state-of-the-art software||"Click and cry..."|
|Würzburg, 2011||Java Jokes 1/2011||
a) Integer iHnzlGrmpfl = Integer.valueOf(14);
b) Integer iHnzlGrmpfl = new Integer(126);
c) Boolean blnHnzlGrmpfl = Boolean.valueOf(false);
d) Boolean blnHnzlGrmpfl = new Boolean(true);
|Würzburg, 2010||Software refactoring done by tinkers||"When the If becomes a While..."|
"Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability."
Edsger W. Dijkstra
|Würzburg, 2010||Discussion about NAS, SSD and other storage techniques||"TAS: tube attached storage, also called restroom."|
|Würzburg, 2010||B. Rhubart, Something old, something new, bridging the generation gap - in enterprise architecture, Oracle Magazine, 24(5), 2010, p. 34||[...] if you think, getting from as-is to to-be is a simple matter of swapping out old technologies, think again.|
|Würzburg, 2010||B. Rhubart, Something old, something new, bridging the generation gap - in enterprise architecture, Oracle Magazine, 24(5), 2010, p. 34||
"Usually, in 10 years of experience, people have been sucked
into enough hype cycles that they get a little jaded. They are no
longer going to believe that Technology X is going to save the world."
J. Davies, cited by B. Rhubart,
|Würzburg, 2010||B. Rhubart, Something old, something new, bridging the generation gap - in enterprise architecture, Oracle Magazine, 24(5), 2010, p. 34||
"You need to have a healthy skepticism of the technologies
your're looking at, but you need to be open to new ideas.
J. Davies, cited by B. Rhubart,
|Würzburg, 2010||Col. Robert Lindsey, cited by M. Ayoob, about the relationship between course instructor and the students||"We are not God's thift to our students. Our students are God's thift to us."|
|Würzburg, 2010||Jeff Cooper, cited by M. Ayoob, about the quality of free-lancing course instructor||"There are a great many people teaching things they haven't learned yet."|
|Würzburg, 2010||A. Schwarzenegger in an interview with U.S. News, 1990||"My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave."|
First-rate programmers want to hang around with first-rate programmers.
Second-rate programmers want to hang around with third-rate programmers.
|Würzburg, 2010||Thomas Jefferson||
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
|Würzburg, 2010||Unknown||When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.|
Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?
|Würzburg, 2010||Mailfooter||If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.|
|Würzburg, 2010||Mailfooter||"Better train people and risk they leave, than do nothing and risk they stay." (Anonymous)|
|Würzburg, 2010||Why normal objects are now called "pojo" by the Java-Kiddies...||
"We [M. Fowler, R. Parsons, J. MacKenzie] wondered why people were so
against using regular objects in their systems and concluded that it
was because simple objects lacked a fancy name. So we gave them one,
and it's caught on very nicely."
Let you explain the term "Pojo" by a Java-Kiddy or a Java-Addict. The result is more revieling than the just cited explanation of the need for the "fancy name".
With proper design, the features come cheaply. This approach
is arduous, but continues to succeed.
|Würzburg, 2010||Edsger Dijkstra||"Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."|
|Würzburg, 2010||Bertrand Russell, Why I am Not a Christian, 1929||"Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear."|
|Würzburg, 2009||San Jose Mercury News Ad., 2000||
Your phone is wireless
Your office is virtual
Your social life is non-existing
File sharing is not theft. It has never been theft. Anyone who says
is theft is wrong and has unthinkingly absorbed too many Recording
Industry Association of America press releases.
Adam Livingstone, BBC Newsnight
In true democracy every man and women is taught to think for himself
Mohandas K. Gandhi
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to
A great nation is like a great man:
When he makes a mistake, he realizes it.
Having realized it, he admits it.
Having admitted it, he corrects it.
He considers those who point out his faults as his most benevolent teachers.
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
George Jean Nathan (1882-1958)
|Würzburg, 2009||Ego-Bingo, eine variant of the well-known "Bullshit-Bingo" for teams and team-oriented working environments||
Before starting the game, before the meeting, briefing or conference, each player chooses a number greater than five
and attends the event.
The words "I", "Mine" and there singular derivates are counted.
Only the words said by the attending exutive staff in person are counted, that are used in conjunction with
"to have to"
and their synonyms, respectivly.
The one, who reaches his chosen number shouts "Bingo". The last shouter during the meeting wins.
This can be used to quantify the teaming-focus, when the mean of the winning numbers is build over a longer time. The larger that number is, the lesser the organisation is really team-oriented, but the more egocentric the executive staff is.
|Würzburg, 2009||Husband of Janis Kracht, cited by herself, in: FidoGazette, June 2009||"Leave the smallest electronic footprints you can."|
|Würzburg, 2008||Fidonet||WWW = "World Wide Waiting"|
|Würzburg, 2008||a US advertising film from the 1950s||"Challenge makes an engineer."|
|Würzburg, 2008||Helmut L. Clemm||"Hitech is Lowtech plus Software."|
|Würzburg, 2008||Bill Gates, cited by Helmut L. Clemm||"Banking is necessary, banks are not. Banking is software."|
|Würzburg, 2006||Swearingen, E.||"The way to get to the top is to get off your bottom."|
|Würzburg, 2006||Shaw, G. B.||"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."|
|Würzburg, 2006||G.M. Trevelyan||Education [...] has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.|
|Würzburg, 2005||Fido-Net||Zimmerman's Law of Complaints: "Nobody notices when things go right."|
|Hamburg, 2005||Israely saying||Don't be right, be clever.|
|Würzburg, 2005||unknown||It's not important what you are capable of, but it counts how you name it.|
|Würzburg, 2004||Bertrand Russell||"Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so."|
|Würzburg, 2004||Bertrand Russell||There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.|
|Würzburg, 2004||RVZ, a saying seen in the lab||Fast methods, fast results, fast richtig.|
|Würzburg, 2004||FGC||Please wait while system is crashing.|
I have to disagree with the notion that we learn something new every day.
I think I've had several days in a row where I haven't learned anything and even forgotten some things.
|Würzburg, 2004||Tour||often immitated, never duplicated|
|Würzburg, 2003||Tour||"Publish or perish" is well known, but what about "Profit or perish"?|
|Florida, 2003||Vacation||"Failure is not an option", from the film Apollo 13. A very good motto.|
|Florida, 2003||Vacation||"We don't have a procedure for this", from the film Apollo 13. You cannot explain the project management of the 1960s and the flexibility of the staff of that time more accurate.|
|Starnberg, 2001||Office discussion||typical software message: "Please wait while we ignore you."|
|München, 2001||visit||A two-node cluster. Both nodes talk normally over their hearbeat connection. Once, one node says to the other one: "Let's go and boot!"|
|Starnberg, 1998||Funny contact with Java and its exceptions||
The NullPointerException in Java:
The best error message of a pointerless programming language...
|Starnberg, 1998||Discussion about bad software||"Banana-Ware: The software matures at the customer's site."|
|Friedrichshafen, 1992||Lore||"Shit happens."|
|Friedrichshafen, 1980||C-3PO, Star Wars||"I suggest a new strategy, R2: Let the Wookiee win."|
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