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Granite Tower Selected Quotes

All that you coded and all that you thought
and all that you tested and all that you wrought
and everything on your pc is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon
  Henri Hein, borrowing heavily from Pink Floyd
If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted and the interrupt's not caught,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

  from Peter van der Linden's "Just Java", which is a great introduction to Java

The sad and sobering fact is, our current personal computers -- the Macintosh included -- are amazingly fragile nightmare kludges of delicate interactions that only barely work right most of the time. Steve Gibson

Although the Buddhists will tell you that desire is the root of suffering, my personal experience leads me to point the finger at system administration[IT].  Philip Greenspun

There has never been an unexpectedly short debugging period in the history of computers. Steven Levy

When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective code. Richard Pattis

One test is worth a thousand expert opinions. Bill Nye

Software: These programs give instruction to the CPU, which processes billions of tiny facts called bytes, and within a fraction of a second it sends you an error message that requires you to call the customer-support hot line and be placed on hold for approximately the life-span of a caribou. Dave Barry

The problem with "Quick and Dirty" is that Dirty remains long after Quick has been forgotten.  Traditional

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