I should get my stupidity vaccine updated, shouldn’t I?
This is the tragedy: Consciousness has forced us into the paradoxical position of striving to be unself-conscious of what we are – hunks of spoiling flesh on disintegrating bones.
— Thomas Ligotti
The Art of War translates well to programming:
The art of code teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the bugs not coming, but on our own readiness to receive them; not on the chance of the program not crashing, but rather on the fact that we have made our system fault tolerant.
Some valid reasons to interrupt a developer with headphones on:
- The building is on fire.
- The server is on fire.
- The release is on fire.
- The developer is on fire.
Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
— Martin Goldberg