A Foolish Consistency…

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” – Ralph Waldo


Any Fool

“Any fool can write code that computers can understand, a good programmer writes code a human can understand.” – Martin FowlerLink

Interesting Analogy…

“That’s where my analogy came in. In traditional IT projects, I said, ROI has been as elusive as high-school sex: “The question was always, are you going to get any?” But with web services, ROI is more like married sex: “You know you’re getting it, but you’re always wondering, what can we do to make it better?”Link

RDF Eye Opener

Great snippet from Eric van der Vlist on XML-DEV:

“RDF and its triples is really lightweight when you have the right tools to manipulate them. I like to think of them as a RDBMS with a variable geometry: each “row” (ie each subject) can have a variable number of columns (properties). It’s like a RDBMS which you could populate before having written any schema, that’s really very flexible and it’s just a matter of using the right tool. When I use such a tool, I have a feeling of RDBMS without its straitjacket 🙂 …”Link

I’m Not 30 Yet!

“Early 30s is a great time to be alive- you’re still young, but you have experience. A powerful combo.

The downside is all that weird rockstar shit you believe about yourself is well past its sell-by date, and if you haven’t outgrown it by then, it starts to curdle your insides.”Link

Why I Do Not Like Perl, in a Nutshell (via Camworld)

“Obviously I screwed up somewhere, but I’ve only been using Perl since 1993, so I’m not an expert.” – Anonymous Perl UserLink

Woody Guthrie on Copyright

Pete Seeger, June 1967:
When Woody Guthrie was singing hillbilly songs on a little Los Angeles radio station in the late 1930s, he used to mail out a small mimeographed songbook to listeners who wanted the words to his songs, On the bottom of one page appeared the following: “This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright # 154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.”Link