There are men…

There are men who struggle for a day and they are good.
There are who struggle for a year and they are better.
There are who struggle many years, and they are better still.
But there are those who struggle all their lives.
These are the indispensable ones.

Bertolt Brechtl

Pragmatic programming

There’s another side to it. The too-stupid person will just run off and, without a second thought, do something wrong. The too-smart person will sit down and plan something right, without taking any action. A pragmatic programmer is sort of in-between; he knows making the wrong decision 1 out of 10 times doesn’t hurt the goal as bad as making only right decisions 5 out of 10 times, and making no decision at all the other 5 times.

Why Good Programmers Are Lazy and Dumb
by Philipp Lenssen

Jefes y monos

Visto en los comentarios del gran Wardog y El Mundo.

Miguel Angel dijo…
A mí siempre me dijeron desde el principio de la carrera hasta el final que programe como si le fuera a dar el programa a un mono y… visto lo visto tenían santa razón ^^
RaF dijo…
Un mono tiene demasiada capacidad intelectual.
Tienes que programar como si fueses a hacerlo para tu jefe.


Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.

Aaron Levenstein

Agujeros en el bolsillo

Mi economía no pasa por su mejor momento… ¿Tendrá Microsoft algo que ver?

[yossarian] theres a hole in my bucket
[tomg] yossarian: did microsoft make it?
[yossarian] yes, MSBucket
[tomg] have they made a patch for it yet?
[tomg] no, they probably want you to upgrade to Bucket.NET
[yossarian] with what shall i fix it dear microsoft, dear microsoft?
[tomg] well the CBR (common bucket runtime) will have embedded security to prevent leaks