“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

— from Dr. King’s speech in St. Louis on March 22, 1964.

Not the first time I’ve added something Dr. King said to my quotes file, but I have to admit this one is well worth the adding. H/T to The NY Times.



“You can’t break a few eggs without making an omelette. Just don’t let them know you’ve learned how to cook!” — Daniel Zager, République episode 3, cassette tape labeled “Detective”.

This is a rather nice quote from one of the games tapes, in a segment where Zager suggests being taken as a fool for messing up is better than drawing the ire of the Prizrak.


Perhaps it comes from being raised by negative people, I kind of like the Cigarette Smoking Man’s Life is Like a Box of Chocolates speech more than the more famous one.

I also find the character curious and unique as a villain. The CSM’s position yields a little power, and in The X-Files, he might very well be considered one of the most powerful people in the country in terms of influence from the shadows. But on the flip side: his life is largely a sad, little one. In which about the only good things are a pack of Morleys. Like really, if you laid out what you don’t want your middle aged life to look like: Cancer Man’s off duty time is what you don’t want yours to end up becoming.

And odds are, his best friend is the nearest seven eleven or vending machine with his brand in stock.

In Battlestar Galactica ’04 there is a reoccurring greeting between Adama and Starbuck that goes something like this:

What do you hear?
Just the rain.
Then grab your gun and bring in the cat.

Watching s04e13 The Oath, when Galactica defends into mutiny there’s a scene where Kara saves Apollo’s ass, showing up with a pistol in each hand as he’s being led away by a hit squad.

I may have recalled this greeting and pictured Lee with whiskers….lol

BGR: Bill Gates explains why he couldn’t duplicate Steve Jobs’ magic ‘spells’.

“I was like a minor wizard because he would be casting spells, and I would see people mesmerized, but because I’m a minor wizard, the spells don’t work on me,” 

Gates said, according to advance news of his remarks reported by B/oomberg. 

While the minor wizard bit might seem modest but I’ve got to admit: it strikes me as an excellent way of putting it. In a way it also makes me wonder how many table top RPGs Bill Gates may have played over the years, lol

Stupid Warning Sign for Programmer

Important! The term “protected” does not imply any security checking or caller validation. Protected members can be accessed simply by defining a derived class of the declaring type.

I do think that is the Object Oriented Programming version of a stupid warning sign . That quote above about protected members comes from Microsoft’s design guideline for developing .NET class libraries. Which obviously means common language object oriented principals apply…. you would hope.

That has also got to be the stupidest cautionary message that I have ever seen in a document intended for programmers. What next, writing “May irritate eyes” on a can of pepper spray!?

This really did make me laugh out loud

“If I had a nickel for every time I’ve written “for (i = 0; i < N; i++)” in C I’d be a millionaire.”

– Mike Vanier

Even more so because for stuff I’ve in mind to write, involves noting that inescapable fact of C programming :-o.

He that teaches himself has a fool for a master.

—Benjamin Franklin

QOTD 2010-07-13

‘A true friend is someone who
knows you’re   a good egg
even if you’re a little cracked.’