The very best code written in this century was written for the space shuttle. And the folks who wrote it worked 40 hour weeks.

Doug Clapp (via yo-sean)

Brutal… but retarded

Joe: why do we have everyone on the call – but no one that can handle the issue
       the only person that needs to be on this call is the admin
       not there
Bob: brutal
Joe: yes – but retarded
Bob: i know…. I just don’t understand why no essential people join the meeting
       almost like we subscribe to communal troubleshooting

Bob: LOL
Joe: brutal….but retarded

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on

Noam Chomsky (via

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

John F Kennedy (via

A man flying in a hot air balloon suddenly realizes he’s lost.

He reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon further and shouts to get directions, “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?”

The man below says: “Yes. You’re in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field.”

“You must work in Information Technology,” says the balloonist.

“I do” replies the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” says the balloonist, “everything you have told me is technically correct, but It’s of no use to anyone.”

The man below replies, “You must work in management.”

“I do,” replies the balloonist, “But how’d you know?”

“Well”, says the man, “you don’t know where you are, or where you’re going, you expect me to be able to help. You’re in the same position you were before we met, but now it’s my fault.”