Slowly peeking out of my corner

Long hair, addicted to coffee, and sporting an RS232 plug tattoo. Enthousiast. Supporter. Critic. Editor. Commentator. Student. Teacher... sums it up nicely.

"A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.'"
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom."
Clifford Stoll

If you want to walk fast, walk alone; if you want to walk far, walk with friends.

"One of the most frequent categories of bad questions I see on StackOverflow is:

I wrote this program for my assignment and it doesn’t work. [20 lines of code].

And… that’s it."
Eric Lippert, How to debug small programs (

"They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time."
Brian Fantana, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

"You can only lose what you cling to."

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
Hanlon's Razor

"Great ideas are never remembered and dumb statements are never forgotten."

"Always code as if the person who ends up maintaining your code is a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
— I usually maintain my own code, so the as-if is true." (Code For The Maintainer)

Maxim 41: "Do you have a backup?" means "I can't fix this."
Schlock Mercenary

"If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
Frank A. Clark