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I don’t believe in fairies. Oops! A fairy died.
I don’t believe in fairies. Oops! Another fairy died.
%
The prefix “God Said” has the extraordinary logical property of converting any
statement that follows it into a true one.
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I used to be arrogant. Now I’m simply Perfect.
    — one of Shlomi Fish’s relatives.
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Microsoft — making it all make sense. Ours.
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Linux — Because Software Problems Should not Cost Money.
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The American Lottery: all you need is a dollar and a dream. We will take the
dollar, but you can keep the dream.
%
Judaism: God knows you will do shit, does nothing to prevent it, but makes you
take the blame for it anyways.
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Judaism: God is all the shit, all the non‐shit and all the intermediate
demi‐shits in between.
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Oh! I wish you could see the look on his face! Actually, I would have also
liked to see the look on his face, but just then I woke up from the dream.
    — The Enemy and how I Helped to Fight It
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Had I not been already insane, I would have long ago driven myself mad.
    — The Enemy and how I Helped to Fight It
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A more experienced programmer does not make less bugs. He just realizes what
went wrong more quickly.
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Knuth is not God! It took him two days to build the Roman Empire.
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Knuth is not God! God has already released TeX version 4.0.
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There is no IGLU Cabal! None of them could pass the Turing test. But strangely
enough a computer program they coded, could.
%
Knuth is not God! Typing “God” into Google and pressing “I’m Feeling Lucky”
will not lead you to his homepage.
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Knuth is not God! Unless you confuse him with Dijkstra.
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C++ supports Object‐Oriented Programming roughly as much as COBOL supports
Functional Programming.
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I hope that if it had not been clear before, it isn’t less clear now.
    — One of Shlomi Fish’s Technion Lecturers
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My opinions may seem crazy but they all make sense. Insane sense, but sense
nonetheless.
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There’s no point in keeping an idea to yourself since there’s a 10 to 1 chance
that somebody already has it and will share it before you.
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Two apples a day will keep two doctors away.
    — one of Shlomi Fish’s relatives
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“You are banished! You are banished! You are banished!
Hey! I’m just kidding!”
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He has a high degree of idealism, a high degree of stubbornness, and an even
higher degree of inability to distiniguish between the two.
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If his programming is anything like his philosophising, he would find ten
imaginary bugs in the “Hello World” program.
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Hacker sees bug. Hacker does not want bug. Hacker fixes bug.
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Tcl is Lisp on drugs. Using strings instead of S‐expressions for closures is
Evil with one of those gigantic E’s you can find at the beginning of chapters.
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95% of Programmers consider 95% of the code they did not write, in the bottom
5%.
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No self‐respecting tomboy would use Mandriva.
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C++ is complex, complexifying and complexified.
(With apologies to the Oxford English Dictionary).
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  :)-<
   +--
    — Moses the Smiley by Shlomi Fish
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The first phrase that need to be taught when teaching a new language is how to
say “Do you speak English?”. The first thing that needs to be taught when
teaching a new computer tool is how to exit it.
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He who reinvents the wheel, will understand much better how a wheel works.
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He who reinvents the wheel, may actually invent a much better wheel.
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He who reinvents the wheel will likely design a square wheel and spend a year
trying to figure out why it doesn’t work properly.
    — Nadav Har’El
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Sometimes you don’t need to be familiar with a better alternative to know that
something sucks. Take Microsoft Word for example.
    — Shlomi Fish’s friend.
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The difference between a good student and a bad student is that a bad student
forgets the material five minutes before the test, while a good student five
minutes afterwards.
    — One of Shlomi Fish’s Technion Lecturers
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Real programmers don’t write workarounds. They tell their users to upgrade
their software.
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Jewish Atheists are the only true Atheists. They beat the hell out of Goy
Atheists.
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Except for boastfulness, rashness is my only defect!
    — Based on http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/TheEnemy/ .
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If it isn’t in my email, it doesn’t exist.

And if the whole world says one thing and my email says something different,
email will conquer.

    — an Israeli Linuxer.
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The bad thing about hardware is that it sometimes works and it sometimes
doesn’t. The good thing about software is that it’s consistent: it always
does not work, and it always does not work in exactly the same way.
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Larry Wall can understand the Perl code he wrote last year.
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Larry Wall gets the colon.
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There are at least 137 Larry Walls in the U.S., but only one that matters.
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Larry Wall applies a patch manually quicker than GNU patch.
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Larry Wall dreams in Perl.
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Larry Wall can program in his sleep.
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Larry Wall is lazy, impatient and full of hubris.
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Larry Wall has more dollars in the bank than in his Perl code.
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Electrical Engineering studies. In the Technion. Been there. Done that. Forgot
a lot. Remember too much.
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I’m not an actor — I just play one on T.V.
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Trying to block Internet pornography is like climbing a waterfall and trying
to stay dry. (— one of Shlomi Fish’s Internet Friends)
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“I’m not straight — I’m Israeli.”
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It does not mean what I think it means, but it means what *you* think it
means.
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We don’t know his cellphone number, and even if we did, we would tell you that
we didn’t know it.
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What do you mean by “WDYM”?
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I’d do Windows-- , but this may result in an integer underflow.
    — an Israeli Linuxer.
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Nobody expects the Randal Schwartz condition!
    — David Fetter
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I often wonder why I hang out with so many people who are so pedantic. And
then I remember — because they are so pedantic.
    — an Israeli Perl Monger
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Ran Eilam To Shlomi Fish: so what are you working on? Working on a new wiki
about unit testing fortunes in freecell?
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You can never truly appreciate The Gilmore Girls until you’ve watched it in
the original Klingon.
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God gave us two eyes and ten fingers so we will type five times as much as we
read.
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Only wimps complain about bad code. Real men clean it up.
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Wikipedia has a page about everything including the
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchen_sink .
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*shlomif:* hack, hack, hack ; save ; make ; make test; commit. And start over.

*mrjink:* hack, hack, hack; save; make; swear; fix typos; save; make; make
test; swear some more; hack some more; save; make; make test; cheer; commit.

*meep:* hack, make, test, segfault, oh noes, revert to previous revision
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What does “IDK” stand for? I don’t know.
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Give me ASCII or give me deaþ!
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In the Technion, there are many ways to get from one place to the other, but
they are all the same length.
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English spelling aims to be consistent. Publicly and methodically.
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COBOL is the old Java.
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You name it — COBOL does not have it.
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Chuck Norris wrote a complete Perl 6 implementation in a day, but then
destroyed all evidence with his bare hands, so no‐one will know his secrets.
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Chuck Norris refactors 10 million lines of Perl code before lunch.
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Chuck Norris is his own boss. If you hire him, he’ll tell your boss what to
do.
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Chuck Norris read the entire English Wikipedia in 24 hours. Twice.
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Chuck Norris does not code; when he sits at a computer, it just does whatever
he wants. (By: Kattana.)
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Chuck Norris doesn’t make mistakes. (Su‐Shee) He corrects God. (Shlomi Fish)
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Chuck Norris is the ghost author of the entire Debian GNU/Linux distribution.
And he wrote it in 24 hours, while taking snack breaks.
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Chuck Norris doesn’t commit changes, the changes commit for him.
    — Araujo
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Bugs are too afraid to reproduce on Chuck Norris’ computer. As a result, when
he uses Microsoft Windows, it behaves just like a Linux system.
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Chuck Norris is a real programmer. He writes programs by implementing the most
optimised machines for them using real atoms.
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Deletionists delete Wikipedia articles that they consider lame.

Chuck Norris deletes Deletionists whom he considers lame.
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There are no deletionists. Only Wikipedia articles which Chuck Norris allows
to live. (By: joeyadams)
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No one knows all of Perl. Not even Larry Wall. Except Chuck Norris, who knows
all of Perl 5, Perl 6, and can answer questions about the design of Perl 7.
%
Chuck Norris reads all messages posted to LKML (= the Linux Kernel Mailing
List), understands them all, and he kills all gnomes he sees in sight.
%
When Chuck Norris uses Gentoo, “emerge kde” finishes in under a minute. A
computer cannot afford to keep Chuck waiting for too long.
%
Chuck Norris is the greatest man in history. He killed all the great men who
could ever pose a competition.
%
“My only boss is God. And Chuck Norris who is his boss.”
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Chuck Norris can make the statement “This statement is false.” a true one.
%
XSLT is the worst thing since non‐sliced bread.
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Mothers used to tell their children stories about XSLT to scare them.
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XSLT is the number one cause of programmers’ suicides since Visual Basic 1.0.
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The X in XSLT stands for eXtermination.
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The only things worse than XSLT are Excel and Sugar‐Less Tea (XSLT).
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XSLT is what Chuck Norris has nightmares of.
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Confucius says: “XSLT made me realise humanity was hopeless.”.
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God considered inflicting XSLT as the tenth plague of Egypt, but then thought
it would be too evil.
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In Soviet Russia, XSLT codes you. Badly!
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Satan condemned Hitler for a million years of writing XSLT.
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The KGB used to torture their victims by having them look at scrolling XSLT
code.
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“My name is Inigo Montoya. You forced my father to write XSLT. Prepare to die!
And be thankful I don’t force you to write XSLT.”
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Stray XSLT code causes more deaths than road accidents.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil redirects to XSLT.
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Mastering ‘cat’ is almost as difficult as herding cats.
    — http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/bits/Mastering-Cat/
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NASA Uses COBOL.
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When a FLOSS developer says they will work on something, he or she means
“maybe”.
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* Backward compatibility is your worst enemy.
* Backward compatibility is your users’ best friend.
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Every successful open source project will eventually spawn a sub‐project.
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Duplicate effort in FOSS is inevitable. Live with it.
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The number of items on an open source project’s to‐do list always grows or
remains constant.
%
<rindolf> buu: do you have a functional spec? An architecture document? An
interface whitepaper? A developer’s guide? A user manual? A “The BL Book” and
“BL — The Program”?
<buu> rindolf: no, no, no no and no
%
<mst> I find it’s usually safe to assume that whatever shlomif’s doing, there
isn’t a good reason for it.
%
Become an awesome Perl ninja rockstar vampire zombie pirate.
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<PerlJam> I’m trying to achieve world peace and this regex is the last thing
standing in my way! ;)
%
<rindolf> “be here or be not here — there is no maybe.”
%
<rindolf>  If you repeat a scene 50k times, then the movie will have less
entropy and will compress better. ( irc://irc.freenode.org/#perlcafe )
%
Modern Perl — the 3‐D Movie. In theatres near you.
%
<rindolf> I am not solvable. I am Turing hard.
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<rjbs> sub id { my $self = shift; $json_parser_for{ $self }
    ->decode($json_for{ $self })->{id} } # Inside‐out JSON‐notated objects
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I started out as a BASIC programmer. Some people would say that I’m
permanently damaged. Some people are undoubtedly right.
    — Larry Wall
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bzr is slower than Subversion in combination with Sourceforge.
    — Sjors, http://dazjorz.com/
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There is no IGLU Cabal! Its members can be arranged in N! orders to form N!
different Cabals. The algorithm to find which order formulates the correct
IGLU Cabal is NP‐Complete.
%
There is no IGLU Cabal. The problem of founding an IGLU Cabal has been proven,
in a surprise move, to be equivalent to the question of the existence of God,
fully‐tolerant religions and NP‐complete oracles.   — Omer Zak
%
There is no IGLU Cabal! Home‐made Cabals eventually superseded the power and
influence of the original IGLU Cabal, which was considered a cutting edge
development at its time.
%
There is an IGLU Cabal, but its only purpose is to deny the existence of an
IGLU Cabal.
    — Martha Greenberg
%
There is no IGLU cabal! The former cabalists are trying to prove the
correctness of a program that proves the correctness of proofs of other
programs.
%
My Commodore 64 is suffering from slowness and insufficiency of memory, and its
display device is grievously short of pixels.  Can anybody help?
    — Omer Zak
%
I hope that you agree with me that 99.9218485921% of the users wouldn’t bother
themselves with recompilation (or any other manual step for that matter) to
make their games run 1.27127529900685765% faster ;-) — Nadav Har’El
%
I also have versions of this code in COBOL.NET, Intercal, PDP‐10 Assembly, J,
APL, Windows NT 4.0 Batch script and Autocad Lisp — I’m sure you can handle
all of them because none of them is Perl. ;-).
%
Dax: yep, space. Nothing but nothing all around.
    — Star Trek, “We, the Living Dead” by Shlomi Fish
%
Q: I’ll be about 6.5 milliard Terran years next September.
    — Star Trek, “We, the Living Dead” by Shlomi Fish
%
Sisko: Q: would it be OK if my crew brought along their phasers with them?

Q: Of course. They can also bring some photon torpedoes if they wish. None of
them will work, but I don’t mind them taking them.
%
Q2: Busy people are unproductive. We are very productive and so we’re never
busy.
    — Star Trek, “We, the Living Dead” by Shlomi Fish
%
Katie: in case you have any interest in me, I should note that I have a policy
against getting involved with people who are 4 times my senior or more.
    — Star Trek, “We, the Living Dead” by Shlomi Fish
%
When Chuck Norris uses git, he takes a coffee break after initiating every git
commit. And then he waits for the commit to finish.
%
Chuck Norris has actually been using Perl 6 since 1987, and has been waiting
for Larry to play catch‐up. (dukeleto)
%
Chuck Norris does not code; when he sits at a computer, it just does whatever
he wants. — Kattana on Freenode’s #perl6 .
%
Logic sucks. Morality sucks. Reality sucks. Deal with it!
%
Chuck Norris can end world hunger, but he thinks that hungry people make
humanity a more challenging adversary.
%
Chuck Norris writes understandable Perl code.
%
Chuck Norris can read Perl code that was RSA encrypted.
%
If you have the same ideas as everybody else, but have them one week earlier
than everyone else — then you will be hailed as a visionary. But if you have
them five years earlier, you will be named a lunatic. ( Barry Jones )
%
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
    — http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mohandas_Gandhi (Disputed)
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I learned a lot from my teachers, and from my friends more than my teachers,
and from my pupils the most. — Rabbi Hanina
%
Better be a tail for the lions, than the head of the jackals.
    — Pirkei Avot, 4 15
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What is is. Perceive It. Integrate it. Act on it. Idealize it.
    — Leonard Peikoff
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And the top story for today: wives live longer than husbands because they are
not married to women.
    — Colin Mochrie in Whose Line is it, Anyway?
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I feel much better, now that I’ve given up hope.
    — Ashleigh Brilliant
%
The more I think about it, the more I think I should think about it some more.
    — Clarissa Explains it All
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Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good
with ketchup.                                       — Unknown source.
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“I simply hate, detest, loathe, despise, and abhor redundancy.”
    — http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Redundancy
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In Soviet Russia, every time you kill a kitten, God masturbates.
    — http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=195378&cid=16009070
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Tel Aviv, a functional definition: free parking space‐free space.
    — Shachar Shemesh ( http://blog.shemesh.biz/?p=435 )
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Sesquipedallianism: making excessive use of long words.
%
Learn Perl from “Learning Perl in 24 Minutes Unleashed, in a Nutshell for
Dummies.”
    — based on Shlomi Fish and f00li5h on #perl
%
A golfed Java program will be longer than non‐golf Perl or Python code.
%
“We’re not doing it for money… we’re doing it for a shitload of money!”
    — Spaceballs, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/
%
Lone Starr: “Just what we need — a Druish princess.”
Barf: “Funny! She doesn’t look Druish.”
    — Spaceballs, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/
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The cool thing about Vim is — you find something interesting with every typo.
    — Su‐Shee on Freenode’s #perl .
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Larry Wall *does* know all of Perl. However, he pretends to be wrong
or misinformed, so people will underestimate him.
%
Real programmers use a nice editor and a nice programming language and get it
done in less than O(N!).
    — vanguard on Freenode’s ##programming
%
Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft decides to use Richard Stallman’s Emacs as the
basis of his company’s state‐of‐the‐art product Microsoft Editing Macros™
Enterprise Edition XP .NET Professional.
%
JATFM == “Just answer the fabulous man”
%
The one and only, 100% original, real, actual, and unmatched, Slimy Fish™!
%
Jack: Hi Sophie!
Sophie: Don’t “Hi, Sophie!” me.
Jack: Don’t “Don’t ‘Hi, Sophie!’ me” me!
%
Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to
death with a loaded Uzi.     — Larry Wall
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And truth be told, I miss you.
And truth be told, I’m lying.
    — The All American Rejects, “Gives You Hell”
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Yesterday I asked one of my students if she knew what an encyclopedia is, and
she said: “Is it something like Wikipedia?”.
        — http://twitter.com/alisonclement/status/8421314259
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<Botje>  Khisanth =~ s/must sleep/must give Botje all my money/ .
    — Freenode’s #perl
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CPAN thrives *because* of the unfettered uploading of shit, not in spite of it.
    — Andy Lester
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Real men don’t listen to sentences that start with “Real men don’t”.
    — http://whatsup.org.il/article/6023
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<ew73>  VB.NET is all of the fun of enforced privacy OO with all of the power
of BASIC.           — Freenode’s #perl
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I invented the term Object‐Oriented, and I can tell you I did not have C++ in
mind.                  — Alan Kay (Attributed)
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I’d love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
    — Unknown
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He says “One and one and one is three”.
Got to be good‐looking ’cause he’s so hard to see.
    — The Beatles, “Come Together”
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Larry Wall’s pure‐Perl code is faster than Assembly.
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Chuck Norris once wrote a 10 million lines C++ program in Microsoft Notepad
without having to use the backspace key. And it compiled without errors or
warnings, and was 100% bug‐free.
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Larry Wall has been changing the world. By modifying its very source code.
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Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
    — http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Peter_Ustinov
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A kid always wishes they were older until they are 18. Afterwards, they always
wish they were younger.
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Sophie: Let’s suppose you have a table with 2^n cups…
Jack: Wait a second! Is ‘n’ a natural number?
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If God exists and is the ego‐maniacal, sadistic and helpless creature that is
described in the Old Testament, then we’re in deep trouble.
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I might be mad. But I’m a mad genius.
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To err is human; to apologise — divine.
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To have bugs is human; to fix them — divine.
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To have bugs is human; to find them — divine.
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An original philosopher knows the right combination of ideas to steal.
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I promised, I forgot, I did not keep my promise — just shoot me, and get on
with it!
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mplayer 0.9.999.2010.03.11-rc5-adc83b19e793491b1c6ea0fd8b46cd9f32e592fc is
now available for download.
    — Shlomi Fish and d3x.
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I may be a geek, but I’m a true Klingon geek‐warrior! And a true Klingon geek
warrior ALWAYS bottom‐posts.
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Shlomi: if you read my stories, I’ll give you 1,000,000 virtual dollars.
Sjors: causing me to have a lot of extra virtual time!
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If Botticelli were alive today, he’d be working for Vogue.
    — http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Peter_Ustinov
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We have nothing to fear but fear itself. Fear has nothing to fear but XSLT.
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Xena the warrior princess can meet King David for breakfast and Julius Caesar
for lunch. Without time travel.
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No one calls Xena the warrior princess “Zeena” to her face and survives.
Luckily for you, she hasn’t visited the modern day United States yet.
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Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
    — http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Peter_Ustinov
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In Soviet Russia, cats own you. No, wait! Cats own you everywhere.
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E‐mail, web feeds, and doing something productive — choose two.
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The worst way to waste your time is to never waste it.
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Writing a BitKeeper replacement is probably easier at this point than getting
its license changed.
    — Matt Mackall (who ended up writing a BitKeeper replacement)
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<danderson> “We are NO LONGER the knights who say ‘BitKeeper’. We are now
the knights who say ‘git, git, git, cogito — Linus!’.”
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There was one Napoleon, one George Washington, and one me!
    — Big Boy Caprice in
       http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dick_Tracy_%281990_film%29
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Emacs is a nice operating system, but what it lacks, in order to compete with
Linux, is a good text editor.
    — based on http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Emacs
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Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects
such as wickerwork picnic baskets.  Imagination without skill gives us modern
art.            — Tom Stoppard
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The best thing about a UDP joke is that I don’t care if you get it or not.
    — http://gregsowell.com/?p=2742
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If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
    — Unknown
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Staring at XSLT code for one minute has a 67% chance of making one permanently
blind.
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Larry Wall can make shit up, and the computer will understand what he means.
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Whitespace in Python is not a problem: just lay out all the whitespace first,
then add the code around it.
    — sizz on Freenode's #perl
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“Interesting” has a negative correlation with “successful”.
    — Anno on Freenode's #perl
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A: I’m hungry today.
B: Well, wait until tomorrow. Maybe this feeling will pass.
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Only dead fish go with the flow.
    — via Nadav Har’El
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“THERE IS NO JUSTICE. THERE’S ONLY ME.“
    — Death in Terry Pratchett's Mort
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How many “one-liners” do I actually write? I don’t know; maybe a couple dozen
a day. But I guess I must be unusual, because as we all know, AWK was a
complete failure and vanished into obscurity since it didn’t address anyone’s
real needs. (That was sarcasm.) — “Twelve Views of Mark Jason Dominus”
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Failure is not an option! It’s bundled with the product.
    — Cipher-0 in Freenode’s #perl
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If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad will go to the
mountain. If the mountain will not come to Chuck Norris, then the mountain
will suffer Norris’s wrath for not complying with his whims.
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We agree. But do we agree to agree?
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A wiseman can learn from a fool much more than a fool can ever learn from a
wiseman.               — http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Cato_the_Elder
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sed and awk make me sad and awkward.
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Chuck Norris has 0 messages in his E-mail inbox. Including already read ones.
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If a million Shakespeares had to write together, they would write like a monkey.
    — based on Stephen Wright, via Nadav Har’El.
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<talexb> “Hey, I have a flat tire. Can you help me change it with a can opener
and a pound of sesame seeds?”
    — talexb on parsing HTML or XML with regular expressions.
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Chuck Norris was never a newbie! He will kill anyone who implies otherwise. In
a very not newbie-like manner.
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Only perl and Chuck Norris can parse Perl.
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All Chuck Norris has to do is *look* at Perl code and it interprets itself
out of fear and respect. — DrForr
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Chuck Norris taught God how to create the universe.
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The conversation about how someone shouldn’t do something in an IRC channel is
always at least twice as long as the text the accused person created in the
first place — Chris62vw’s Rule
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That's why I feed my leprechaun every day — because there are not enough
phonemes in Navajo to tell him to get his act together and find a job.
    — My comment on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izne8XcaBBg .
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Chuck Norris is the reason why the Knights who until Recently Said “Ni”,
are no longer saying “Ni”.
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Chuck Norris is not afraid of superstitions. Superstitions are afraid of Chuck
Norris. (via Dov Levenglick)
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In Soviet Russia, superstition believes in you. — Sawyer X
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Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.
    — http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Heinrich_Heine
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Quark: “Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. But only for your customers”.
Rule of acquisition No. 172.”
    — Star Trek, “We, the Living Dead” by Shlomi Fish
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Why can’t we ever attempt to solve a problem in this country without having
a “War” on it? -- Rich Thomson, talk.politics.misc
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Chuck Norris *does* expect the Spanish Inquisition.
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The Spanish Inquisition does not expect Chuck Norris.
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A wood chuck can’t chuck wood. Chuck Norris can chuck wood chucks.
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Java is a DSL (= Domain Specific Language) to transform big XML documents
into long exception stack traces. — Scott Bellware
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Bigamy: Having one wife too many.
Monogamy: The same thing!           — Unknown source.
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One thing I could never understand is why in Microsoft Word, it often happens
that I press enter… and the font changes.
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But if you're writing [open source software] for the world, you have to listen
to your customers — this doesn't change just because they're not paying you in
money.
    — Eric S. Raymond in The Cathedral and the Bazaar
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On the Road (and on the Internet), don’t be right — be smart!
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Flock aims to be the browser for the social web, but I found it to be the
completely anti-social browser.
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Thank God I found the good in goodbye!
    — “Best Thing I Never Had”, Beyoncé
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Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.
    — Ecclesiastes 1:11
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Do one thing every day that scares you.
    — Eleanor Roosevelt
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The English Wikipedia: now you don't see it — now you do.
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The devil created a 10th circle of hell for the inventors of XSLT, because
the first nine circles were too mild for them.
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I have a brilliant idea: a distributed, NoSQL, Webscale™ /dev/null alternative.
I’m going to patent it. (inspired by arubin on ##programming).