zem42
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My self-summary
Don't know when we'll get there, but we'll get there falling free -- Tom Smith

Blessed are the easily amused, for we shall be easily amused -- noressa

I shall desire, and I shall find the best of my desires -- Rupert Brooke

A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."

-- Stephen Crane

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. - Abraham Joshua Heschel

http://code.flickr.com/blog/2008/10/30/the-shape-of-alpha/

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/StrangeAttractor.html

I am effervescent, playful, and fluid
What I’m doing with my life
The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time. -- Tom Cargill

In a world increasingly dominated by image culture (TV, movies, .jpg files), UNIX remains rooted in the culture of the word. -- Thomas Scoville

There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses -- Bjarne Stroustrup

Every act of creation is an act of joy -- Catherine Faber

The reward is: *I did a thing*, and I doubt I'll ever do anything like it again. -- Paul Ford [http://www.ftrain.com/SiteLaunch.html]
I’m really good at
But say my verses do not scan,
And I'll get me another man!
-- Dorothy Parker

Nine times seven, thought Shuman with deep satisfaction, is sixty-three, and I don't need a computer to tell me so. The computer is in my own head.

And it was amazing the feeling of power that gave him.
-- Isaac Asimov
The first things people usually notice about me
'And is it not written, "Oo, you are so sharp you'll cut yourself one of these days."?' -- Pratchett, "The Thief of Time"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Had we but world enough and time -- Andrew Marvell

Variety is the spice of life -- Anon
The six things I could never do without
There is society where none intrudes -- Byron

Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. -- Jane Smiley, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel"

There are at least five sets of goals, which we may call basic needs. These are briefly physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self-actualization. In addition, we are motivated by the desire to achieve or maintain the various conditions upon which these basic satisfactions rest and by certain more intellectual desires. -- A. H. Maslow

Call us hackers, call us wizards,
With derision or respect,
Still our souls are marked by something
That your labels can't affect.
-- Steve Savitsky
I spend a lot of time thinking about
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. -- Benjamin Franklin

The worthwhile problems are the ones you can really solve or help solve, the ones you can really contribute something to. ... No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it. -- Richard Feynman

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

Give me a lever long enough, and a place on which to stand, and I will move the earth -- Archimedes

The first fine careless rapture -- Browning
You should message me if
Our choicest plans have fallen through,
our airiest castles tumbled over,
because of lines we neatly drew
and later neatly stumbled over.
-- Piet Hein
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