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Thought for Friday, Feb 29, 2008

Automate redundant tasks

-Subject line of a marketing email
from a major software company.
tftd opines that it might be better
to just eliminate those tasks.

Thought for Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

Golden Oldie

Boys will be boys,
and so will a lot of middle-aged men.

-Kin Hubbard

Thought for Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Golden Oldie

On Patience

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs
as clothes do against cold. For if you put on
more clothes as the cold increases, it will
have no power to hurt you. So in like manner
you must grow in patience when you meet with
great wrongs, and they will then be powerless
to vex your mind.

-Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Artist, architect and engineer
Cited in BITS & PIECES
BITS & PIECES: Home Delivery 2001/08/16


Or as Herr Kemper is wont to say, 'Patience is a virtue.'

Thought for Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

Law of the Perversity of Nature:
You cannot successfully determine beforehand which side of the
bread to butter.

Thought for Monday, Feb 25, 2008

Golden Oldie

A computer glitch has resulted
in the Internal Revenue Service
sending out incorrect tax-cut refund
notices to about 523,000 taxpayers.


It is clear from the article there was no 'computer' glitch,
the computer did EXACTLY what it was told to do. ComputerWorld,
serving the computing community with a weekly newsmagazine/paper
and online computing information should know better. SOAPBOX OFF

Thought for Friday, Feb 22, 2008

Golden Oldie

All men make mistakes,
but married men find out
about them sooner.

-Red Skelton

Quotes of the Day
Friday the 13th, 2001

Thought for Thursday, Feb 21, 2008

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow
As Dame Fortune did intend,
Murphy would be there to tell me
The pot's at the other end.
-- Bert Whitney

Thought for Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008


Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend:
and inside a dog, it's too dark to read.

-Groucho Marx

Thought for Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008

Anger is a wind which
blows out the lamp of the mind.

-Robert G. Ingersoll
Daily Inbox

Thought for Monday, Feb 18, 2008

There is no such thing in
anyone's life as an unimportant day.

- Alexander Woollcott
(1887-1943) Critic
Bits and Pieces February 2008

Thought for Friday, Feb 15, 2008

The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand.
The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You
pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles.
The wireless is the same, only without the cat.

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Sumitted by FB#1
(And all the network people try to
make us think it is so complicated! -tftd)

Thought for Thursday, Feb 14, 2008

Just because your doctor has a name for your condition doesn't mean he
knows what it is.

Thought for Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance--
it is the illusion of knowledge.

-Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004)
Historian and writer
Bits and Pieces

Thought for Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008

Some people procrastinate so much
that all they can do is run around
like firefighters all day --
putting out fires that should not
have gotten started in the first place.

-Nido Qubein
From the Masters
23 Jan 2008

Thought for Monday, Feb 11, 2008

If someone tells you he is going
to make a "realistic decision".
you immediately understand that
he has resolved to do something bad.

-Mary Therese McCarthy (1912-1989)
Author and critic
Bits and Pieces - From the Masters
28 Jan 2008

Thought for Friday, Feb 8, 2008

Simon's Law:
Everything put together falls apart sooner or later.

Thought for Thursday, Feb 7, 2008

Golden Oldie

Never put off until tomorrow what you feel like doing today.--
Tomorrow it may be against the doctor's order.


Thought for Wednesday, Feb 6, 2008

Golden Oldie

He who lives by the sword
gets less flooding than
he who lives by the river.

-Johnny Carson

Thought for Tuesday, Feb 5, 2008

Golden Oldie

Consider how hard it is to
change yourself and you'll
understand what little chance
you have of trying to change

-Jacob M. Braude

Thought for Monday, Feb 4, 2008

Golden Oldie

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits
are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow
horns to break up traffic jams.

-Mary Ellen Kelly

Thought for Friday, Feb 1, 2008

Whistler's Law:
You never know who is right,
but you always know who is in charge.

 Huanga @ cafenite - Thought For Today