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Quote of the day

Face your fears or they will climb over your back.

Frank Herbert

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Quote of the day

The problem is not the problem.
The problem is your attitude about the problem.
Got that?

Anonymous

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Vita fugit sicut umbra

Life passes like the shadow.

Sundial motto

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Sow a thought, reap an action.
Sow an action, reap a habit.
Sow a habit, reap a character.
Sow a character, reap a destiny.

Old Chinese saying  (allegedly)

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Quote of the day

When things get complicated enough,
you are forced to change your level of description.

Douglas Hofstadter

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In science, if you know what you are doing, you should not be doing it. In engineering, if you do not know what you are doing, you should not be doing it. Of course, you seldom, if ever, see either pure state.

Richard Hamming, The Art of Doing Science and Engineering

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Pointers in C

I’ve come to realize that understanding pointers in C is not a skill, it’s an aptitude. In first year computer science classes, there are always about 200 kids at the beginning of the semester, all of whom wrote complex adventure games in BASIC for their PCs when they were 4 years old. They are having a good ol’ time learning C or Pascal in college, until one day the professor introduces pointers, and suddenly, they don’t get it. They just don’t understand anything any more. 90% of the class goes off and becomes Political Science majors, then they tell their friends that there weren’t enough good looking members of the appropriate sex in their CompSci classes, that’s why they switched. For some reason most people seem to be born without the part of the brain that understands pointers.

Joel Spolsky (The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing)

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