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ShaunR

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  1. So this is where John Galt went.

  2. Who the hell is John? Ayn Rand reference?

  3. Wh the hell is John? Ayn Rand reference?

  4. Who the hell is John?

  5. The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. ~ Lloyd Jones

  6. Prepare and prevent, don't repair and repent

  7. In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. ~Terry Pratchett

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    2. ShaunR

      ShaunR

      Nebulus: Never been....ever. Apart from cats...is it nice?

      JCarmody: Up until April 2010. Iver here it was legal to own a person, let alone a cat. As for the animal rights fanatics, if my cat (if I had one) crapped on their trousers; I'm sure they would consider me the "owner" for the dry cleaning bill.

    3. Grampa_of_Oliva_n_Eden

      Grampa_of_Oliva_n_Eden

      Once I figured how to order hamburger in metric units it was great, provided you don't dress like a nerd. Seemed like nerds scared the locals, including the kids in strollers.

    4. ShaunR

      ShaunR

      Isn't it called a "Big Mac" then? :)

      When I was learning a new language (spoken that is - and by immersion) the most useful everyday words were the numbers 1-10 and "That/this" and "OK/No":) You can pretty much shop for anything with those words and a bit of face pulling...lol

  8. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction ~ E.F. Schumacher

  9. The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. ~Edward Phelps

    1. Antoine Chalons

      Antoine Chalons

      the man who says this usually just made a mistake ;)

    2. ShaunR

      ShaunR

      Indeed. But to err is human. To really muck things up requires a computer :)

  10. The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to. ~P.J. O'Rourke

    1. PaulG.

      PaulG.

      PJ is a riot. :-D

    2. ShaunR

      ShaunR

      Yup. I'm looking for his article "How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink" right now :)

    3. PaulG.

      PaulG.

      He's one of my favorites.

  11. I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific

  12. The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other - Burton Hillis

  13. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. (Winston Churchill)

  14. Reusing pieces of code is like picking off sentences from other people's stories and trying to make a magazine article.~Bob Frankston

  15. Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation.

  16. Be careful whose toes you step on today because they might be connected to the foot that kicks your ass tomorrow!

    1. Davidson D

      Davidson D

      Nice thought to note in subconscious mind..

  17. Always program as if the person who will be maintaining your program is a violent psychopath that knows where you live. - Martin Golding

  18. Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. - Will Rogers

  19. The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

  20. However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. - Winston Churchill

  21. What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary - Richard Harkness

    1. Grampa_of_Oliva_n_Eden

      Grampa_of_Oliva_n_Eden

      My wife and I often note: That most things that don't make sense have a committee involved, somewhere.

    2. ShaunR

      ShaunR

      Yup. Or a Quango:)

  22. My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.- Abraham Lincoln

  23. The definition of a consultant: Someone who borrows your watch, tells you the time and then charges you for the privilege.

  24. As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it. - Dick Cavett

  25. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.- James Branch Cabell

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