May 282020
 

Few actions scale more effectively than help. You will likely do a little harm when you try to help one person, and almost surely do a lot when you try to help a great many.

May 272020
 

No deed is so awful as to prevent a man from thinking well of himself even as he commits it.

May 252020
 

My father’s two fundamental rules for computer programming were Optimize Later and Optimize Never; and this, like so much advice about programming, also goes for life.

May 222020
 

Just as there are ideas so mad that you must be clever to believe them, so there is behavior so weird that you must be clever to engage in it.

May 212020
 

To make an omelet you have to break a few eggs; to make a bigger one you have to break a few more; and to make an enormous, imperishable, world-historical omelet, millions of broken eggs are required.

May 182020
 

Whether or not the last shall be first, the target demographic is apparent.