Interests, Great & Small

  • Computer generated audio

  • Particle physics theory

  • Magnets

  • Jigsaw puzzles

  • Morality

  • Zelda video games

  • Martial Arts


Things I have said.

  • I'll just declare victory and move on

  • Dang my efficiency

  • It's not my program

  • It's just that everything has to make sense

  • There's a reason it's not supposed to work

  • I didn't do it; I just didn't undo it

  • It works just as poorly as it would have before

  • Luckily they errored.

  • Luckily I updated the wrong program.

  • Until the code is working, the conversations will be repeated.

  • You can never be prepared.

  • When I take a step back I just laugh, so I'm going to take a step forward again.

  • Even the Borg specialize.

  • Do U's stay U's?

Things others have said.

  • as long as the badge works and the check keeps coming, the rest will work itself out - Melba Throne

  • Luckily the thing blew up ... it was a saving grace. - Gayle Meyer

  • I have logic... - Gayle Meyer

  • 80/20 rule: you have to do 80% of the work with 20% of the information. - Gayle Meyer

  • We have other ducks to fry - Jon Woodward

  • I'm stuck, I was wondering if you could kill me - Jon Woodward (12/3/2007)

  • All memories I have are vague - Tom Snyder

  • I don't understand the code that I write - Dave Robertson

  • Random subject change is a favorite conversational tool - Arch Menzies (learned at leadership conference)

  • an answer is an answer - Nathan Allen (8/9/2010)

  • Where did you get Wendy's from? - Dan Jones (10/7/2011) - and I answered "Wendy's."

  • Wait a day and see if it goes away - Scott Rhodes (for a long time)

  • Don't worry about it Tom, it is messed up after all - Dan Jones

  • I've been at this for so long, I've made up my own terms. - Ben Bell

  • Luckily it blew up. - Jonathan Stevens

  • Managers in the room, you need to socialize the behaviors. - H.R. rep

Quotes from people I don't know:

  • Any question of the form “why is the world not the way I want it to be?” is vague. The world isn’t the way you want it to be because you didn’t implement the world; someone else did and if you want to know why they made the choices they did, you’ll have to ask them. - Eric Lippert

  • A superior pilot uses his superior judgment to avoid situations which require the use of his superior skill. - Frank Borman – Apollo 8

  • Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration. - Stan Kelly-Bootle

  • 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. - C.A.R. Hoare