Don’t hit publish on the blog when you just want to save a draft.
Big Builds are Bad. Software should be developed and distributed in small packages. Linux is successful due to things like apt, yum, and yast.
Interface Specifications need to be more specific. Just saying that something is a string is not really helpful if that something needs to conform to a pattern.
Programming and blogging requires sugar in the brain.
Interviews are tricky…on both sides of the table. Career fairs are worse.
C++ Has a lot of magic in it. Can we make type level programming more transparent?
Microsoft purchasing Yahoo would be good for Google, but bad for just about everyone else.
Being a Dad is really cool. Even when it sucks, it is great. Sometimes kids refuse to go to sleep. This leads to sleep deprivation, but also leads to really wonderful moments in rocking chair in the middle of the night.
Pool is a great Geek game. Lower left-hand English is neat.
Snowshoes are good off the trail. Not so good on the trail. If your going on the trail, take the cross country skis. Snowmobiles smell funny.
New Hampshire winter weather is still as brutal today as it was when I left the area in the early ’90s.
It is hard to sing a Jazzy version of Old MacDonald had a Farm. It is harder to do after the tenth repetition while trying to get a child to fall asleep.
If you listen to Children’s CDs long enough, you will develop favorite children’s songs. I like the hippo song.
Is there really a difference between the Ethernet and SCSI protocols? I don’t know, but it would be fun to find out.
The compiler is your friend. Let it check your work for you.
Why write code on a white board if you have a computer available? Especially if you have an overhead projector?
Where do the local peregrine falcons sleep? Where would they be sleeping if we hadn’t built up the whole area?
If I could have a redo on which language to take as a Sophomore, I would probably would have liked to take Chinese. Russian and Arabic would also do. German was not a good choice for me.
If Bush Senior had insisted on pushing to Baghdad, it would have been my generation in this mess as opposed to the current set of junior officers. Instead of Haiti, I would have gone to Basra or something.
There are too many interesting topics in the world to pursue them all, or even a small fraction of them.
Every philosopher I’ve read, especially the ones I disagree with, ave said something that is valuable and true.
No matter how old you are, when you get together with your parents, you revert to teenager status.
This list should never see the light of day.