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Thought for Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006

If you have a procedure with 10 parameters, you probably missed some.

Thought for Monday, Oct 30, 2006

You don't have to be great to get started,
but you have to get started to be great.

-Les Brown
From the Masters
16 Oct 2006

Thought for Friday, Oct 27, 2006

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like
shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
-- Phyllis Diller

Thought for Thursday, Oct 26, 2006

Golden Oldie

It's a waste of resources to seek precision in capacity
plans with a horizon of more than six months. It's like
measuring with a micrometer, marking the measurement with
chalk and cutting with an ax.

-Alex Nedzel
Index Group, Inc.

Thought for Wednesday, Oct 25, 2006

The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with its credibility. And
vice versa.

Thought for Tuesday, Oct 24, 2006


When a shepherd goes to kill a wolf,
and takes his dog along to see the sport,
he should take care to avoid mistakes.
The dog has certain relationships to the
wolf the shepherd may have forgotten.

-Robert Pirsig, "Zen and the
Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"

Thought for Monday, Oct 23, 2006


People will accept your ideas much more readily
if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first.

Thought for Friday, Oct 20, 2006

Better to do something imperfectly
than to do nothing flawlessly.

-Robert Schuller
From the Masters
16 Oct 2006

Thought for Thursday, Oct 19, 2006

If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure
can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way will promptly

Thought for Wednesday, Oct 18, 2006

Golden Oldie

Don't LOOK at anything in a physics lab.
Don't TASTE anything in a chemistry lab.
Don't SMELL anything in a biology lab.
Don't TOUCH anything in a medical lab.

and, most importantly,

Don't LISTEN to anything in a philosophy department.

Thought for Tuesday, Oct 17, 2006

Vail's Second Axiom:
The amount of work to be done increases in proportion to the
amount of work already completed.

Thought for Monday, Oct 16, 2006

Horngren's Observation:
Among economists, the real world is often a special case.

Thought for Friday, Oct 13, 2006

Golden Oldie

All extremists should be taken out and shot.

Thought for Thursday, Oct 12, 2006

Golden Oldie

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any
invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of
handguns and tequila.

-Mitch Ratliffe
_Technology Review_ April, 1992
(via BUBBA-L and Judy Knight)

* TFTD has been unable to determine
if the 's' is supposed to be on 'exception'.


One of tftd's loyal readers thought that yesterday's tftd could be
improved by changing the sentence structure. It made tftd remember the
above tftd and whether the word was really 'exception' or 'exceptions'.

Thought for Wednesday, Oct 11, 2006

Golden Oldie

Too many of us are like wheelbarrows--
useful only when pushed and easily upset.

Thought for Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006

Golden Oldie

My doctor told me to stop
having intimate dinners for four.
Unless there are three other people.

-Orson Welles

Thought for Monday, Oct 9, 2006

I think there's something wrong with my alarm clock;
it keeps making this really loud noise in the morning!

-One of the true quotes from people
who put the DUH in In-duh-vidual
Dilbert Newsletter 64.0

Thought for Friday, Oct 6, 2006

Golden Oldie

The most important thing in communication
is to hear what isn't being said.

-Peter F. Drucker

Thought for Thursday, Oct 5, 2006

Golden Oldie

You gotta draw the line someplace.

-Charles Mason to Jeremiah Dixon

Thought for Wednesday, Oct 4, 2006

Golden Oldie

It's amazing how when I'm out of sorts
everyone around me turns into an idiot.

-Penny's Thought

Thought for Tuesday, Oct 3, 2006

Caution: Items in the calendar are closer than you think!

-Susie Kidder .sig file

Thought for Monday, Oct 2, 2006

BE ALERT!!!! (The world needs more lerts ...)

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