Friday, December 15, 2017

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

— Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Boredom is the enemy

“With cigarettes, my wife and I, we made a deal. We only smoke after sex. I've got the same pack now since 1975. What bothers me is my wife. She's up to three packs a day.”

-Rodney Dangerfield

Saturday, August 19, 2017

"Culture: You end up becoming what you settle for"

-- Heard on Mitch Shue's keynote at AWS Summit, Chicago 2017 ( Unknown original source

Saturday, July 08, 2017

"Ways in which things go right are special cases of the ways in which things go wrong." 

~John Allspaw

Monday, May 08, 2017

You cannot remove command and control through command and control


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

“You Cannot Be What You Cannot See.” 

    — Reshma Saujani

Friday, November 25, 2016

Emails are a suggestion but not an obligation.

- James Altucher

Saturday, November 05, 2016

“Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.” 

-Eric S. Raymond

Friday, October 14, 2016

"I don't always drink, but when I do, fuck it!"


Thursday, September 01, 2016

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

-- M. Scott Peck
"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst"

-- William Penn

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Focus on everything, and you have not actually focused on anything." 

—Eli Goldratt

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.

-Bill Gates

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Change isn't mandatory, either is survival


It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.

Clare Crawford-Mason says the quote was originally: 
“Survival is optional.  No one has to change.”

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Any time you got nothing to do - and lots of time to do it - come on up."

--Mae West

Friday, January 15, 2016

It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing more to add , but when there is nothing left to subtract .

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Terre des Hommes (1939)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

-- Albert Einstein

Monday, November 09, 2015

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

--Hedy Lamarr

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Operations at Scale"

If Tetris has taught me anything, it's that errors pile up and accomplishments disappear.

-- Unknown

Friday, September 04, 2015

"Honesty in small things is not a small thing."

-Unknown (Danish?)

Monday, August 31, 2015

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”

– Zig Ziglar

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."

– Peter Drucker

Thursday, July 02, 2015

“Operations is a discipline, with its own patterns & practices, methodologies, models, tools, technology etc. Just because modern cloud hosting makes it easier to deploy servers without having to know one end of a SCSI cable from another doesn’t mean you “know” how to do Operations (just like my knowledge of SQL is enough to find out the information I need to know monitor and manage the environment but a long way from what’s required to develop a complex, high-performing website).”

– @TheOpsMgr

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

-Steven Wright