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Choice Bits

From the Twitterstream

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Programmers tweet the darnedest things.

Deep Thoughts

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” - George Orwell — @dhh

“Evil is a product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.” - Sartre — @marick

“Computer programs are an exercise in artificial inelegance.” - Unknown — @aaronblenkush

State surveillance “like pointing at a pixel with a hotdog.” — @doctorow

RT @_svs_ Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice. — @lxt

“Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.” - William Stafford — @yourdon

The Reviews Are In

Wish #WWDC breakfast had fruit available. — @dastels

JavaScript has a certain beauty to it. Like shiny, clear, broken glass. On a cold toilet seat. In winter. — @PragmaticAndy

“The victory of machine over spirit." - Heine, on the merciless pianoforte, 1843 — @GreatDismal

Coffee shops that aren’t open at 7:30 in the morning?! What kind of heathen world have I awoken too?? — @tswicegood

Showing @kiaofz @elixirlang. He says it’s like the room temperature superconductor of programming languages. — @pragdave

Words to the Wise

Every “That took a lot less/more time than I expected!” is a teachable moment about software estimation. Ignore it at your own expense. — @clarkware

You really have to love writing and reporting. Like it’s more important to you than anything else in your life. — @mmhastings

To understand what recursion is, you must first understand recursion. — @MrAlanCooper

Seven blind men tried to describe an elephant and it got annoyed and trampled them. Moral: don’t grope an elephant you can’t see. — @cdespinosa

Once you learn to see queues and bottlenecks, you’ll see them everywhere. — @mtnygard

RT @lruettimann: Follow the money. When the conferences are big and the parties are large, the industry is worth watching. — @johannarothman

Even a stopped clock is 13:37 once a day. — @undees

Who Are Those Guys?

First, they’re not all guys. Second, we have to confess that we cleaned up their punctuation and stuff a little. OK, who we followed this month: Dave Astels, Aaron Blenkush, Mike Clark, Alan Cooper, Ian Dees, Cory Doctorow, Chris Espinosa, William Gibson, DHH, Michael Hastings, Andy Hunt, Brian Marick, Michael Nygard, Johanna Rothman, Travis Swicegood, Dave Thomas, Laura Thomson, and Ed Yourdon.

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