Thursday, January 17, 2013

Quote of the day

The primary design goal [of] MUMPS was to create code that, once written, can never be maintained by anyone ever again ... At the company Bryan worked for, they didn’t just use MUMPS, they used it cleverly. Partially as a result of MUMPS’ limitation and partially because they had all gone insane.
- Alex Papadimoulis

Monday, January 14, 2013

Quote of the day

In every walk in life, whether among the coarse, rough and ragged, untidily mouldering ranks of the lower orders, or among the uniformly frigid and tediously tidy higher orders -- in every condition of life a man is likely to behold at least once in his life a vision unlike anything he has ever seen before, which for once rouses in him feelings unlike those he is destined to experience all the rest of his days.
  -- N. V. Gogol, Dead Souls (translated by George Gibian)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year

"Happy New Year" from our family to yours, either in your current form, or as a pitiable undead banshee, howling your own damnation from an obscene and impotent throat.  Go Red Sox too!