The Miller, His Son and the Donkey

The Miller, His Son, and the Donkey

«Please all → Please None»

Jennifer Lawrence about people criticising her looks


«This is hilarious. First, people say how many actresses in Hollywood look too anorexic, and now they are criticizing me for looking too normal.»

The Colour of the Bikeshed / Parkinson’s Law of Triviality

Parkinson’s Law of Triviality

Why should I Care What Color the Bikeshed is?

"The really, really short answer is that you should not. The somewhat longer answer is that just because you are capable of building a bikeshed does not mean you should stop others from building one just because you do not like the color they plan to paint it. This is a metaphor indicating that you need not argue about every little feature just because you know enough to do so. Some people have commented that the amount of noise generated by a change is inversely proportional to the complexity of the change."

The song “Keep on Singing My Song” by Christina Aguilera

Attributed Quote by Linus Torvalds

My most important job [as the leader of the Linux Kernel project] is to say “No.”.

Feature-creep / Featuritis

Feature creep

Feature creep, creeping featurism or featuritis is the ongoing expansion or addition of new features in a product, such as in computer software. Extra features go beyond the basic function of the product and so can result in software bloat and over-complication rather than simple design.

/r/programming feature: “What Have We Learned from This Open Source Project”

On /r/programming

Original article

Every change will ruin someone’s day. They will be sure to tell you about it. The same change will improve someone's day. You will not hear of this.

Two kinds of programming languages

There are only two kinds of [programming] languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses.

Bjarne Stroustrup

It's not about buying Video Games

The key to failure:

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

— Herbert Bayard Swope (1882-1958), misattributed to Bill Cosby