Roy's Collected Wise Sayings

Roy's Collected Wise Sayings

These wise sayings have all appeared as part of my email signature file at one time or another :-)
many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased - Daniel 12:4

The tablet become a page, become a screen, become a world; a virtual world

You can't tell how deep a puddle is until you step in it

If you push something hard enough, it will fall over

I didn't do it, and nobody saw me

If you lived here, you'd be home by now

Over one billion served

You aren't being paranoid, they really are after you

A crisis is just the end of an illusion

NeXTstep = Calligraphy ; Windows = Finger Painting

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

An ounce of application is worth a ton of abstraction

if all else fails, reboot

You can have anything you want as long as you're willing to pay for it

Me? I'm just a lawnmower... you can tell me by the way I walk

NeXTSTEP 486... Finally some good software for the PC

NeXTSTEP is a belief system, not a just a piece of software

... and it just works! - Steve Jobs on NeXTstep 3.0

Help, I've fallen and I can't get up

Never light a match in a blimp

Light bulbs glow the brightest before they burn out

Does anybody really know what's going on?

Nothing ever really goes away

The other line moves faster

You dare enter the great kingdom of OZ?!!

God is Real, unless declared Integer

How can I know what you hear?

Only God can make a random selection

Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man

The Pied Piper takes his children underground

You can't fall off the floor

Would you still exist if your umask was 777?

Please remember to state your answer in the form of a question

MIPS = Meaningless Indicator of Processing Speed

Earth's level of intelligence is a constant; the population is growing

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

Give them what they need, not what they think they want

Ask forgiveness, not permission

Subscriber of the art of guerilla software development

Do the Right Thing the Right Way

May you never hear surf music again

If X is a developers GUI environment, then a pile of bricks is a house

Stick a fork in it, I'm done

The object is the advantage

#import "stdDisclaimers.h"

Always look both ways before you cross the street

Once a wrong idea about reality has been formed, it becomes more difficult to discover the truth

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel

There's no one left alive... it must be a draw

Imagination is more important than knowledge - Einstein

[gobbledeegook deleted]

It's not that I don't understand, I just don't care

Alias Scepticus Maximus

for (i = 0; i < maxInt; i++) printf(":-) ");

Elvis has left the building

Luck defined is when preparation meets opportunity

It's more fun to make than it is to eat

More fun than a barrel of monkeys

Green eggs and ham

As you approach the answer, the question will begin to change

Cyberspacious Carnivorous

If you're not part of the Steamroller, you're part of the Asphalt

God forgives, Man sometime forgives, Mother Nature never forgives

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth - Holmes

It's dangerous to play with matches around a strawman

Nothing crashes like a Macintosh - Guy Kawasaki

Dog will hunt

Its not the size of the ship, its the size of the waves

journalism: a profession created because there is too much blank paper in the world

let's head for that planet, third from the sun, it looks promising

Lost my needle in a stack of hay

Happiness: the full use of your powers along lines of excellence - JFK

Never underestimate the greed of the American public

Written documentation is an admission of failure

Woman - a conflicting mass of biological impulses - Spock

The needs of the few are outweighed by the needs of the many - Spock

Individuality is fine as long as we all do it together - Frank Burns

Everything you write may/will be used against you

NeXT has gone virtual

Once if by LAN, twice if by C

Bzzzt - and thank you for playing

640K ought to be enough for anybody (circa '81) - Bill Gates == 0x29A

And I'm hovering like a fly, waiting for the windshield on the freeway

Courage is something you just can't be afraid to have

As soon as you know, I'll find out

An unearthly rhythmic melody is tapped out, as I watch the skys

seen it, been there, done that

You can have anything you want, as long as you're willing to pay for it

The type ohs are mine, all mine

The light of good works shine S&BB

It's a mystery, wrapped in a riddle, inside an enigma - 11/22/63

Do you hear the grasshopper?

Two Birds - One Stone

Everything is made up of 10 dimensional super strings!

Bit By Bit

Power users are just people who pay electrical bills

Everyone say "Cheese"

Hal, open the pod bay door

The computer is the bicycle for the mind

From the department of redundancy department

Periphrasis circumbendibus pleonastically

IBM means Install Bigger Memory

IBM really means Incredibly Bad Machines

That's what she said

Uh, either we don't have it, or it's not out yet.

Comments, flames, applause welcome

I like work; it fascinates me; I can sit and look at it for hours

Those of you who are interested, please nominate yourselves

Implement like hell before anyone catches you

Those who can, do; those who can't, simulate

To iterate is human, to recurse, divine

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Synthesizer

Tell me and I will forget... Show me and I may remember... Involve me and I will understand.
-ancient Chinese proverb-

It isn't how much you win or lose, it's how much you dare

A memory is anything that happens that doesn't completely unhappen

uh.. Huh huh... Huh huh... Unix rules! ... settle down Beavis

Beaten paths are for beaten men

The opinions expressed herein are mine... all mine

It was working ten minutes ago, I swear...

Please keep this and all other signatures out of the reach of children

Nothing has happened unless it is on television

Fear the Information Revolution...for it has reached the hands of the strange

Bureaucracy: The art of turning energy into solid waste

Awk, I didn't grok what you sed

Stupid Sed Tricks

It's not how big your share is, its how much you share that's important

The Internet is still the wild wild West

Join the WWW cyberfest... avoid becoming Information SuperHighway road kill

Student: Does it get easier? Master: No, but you get used to it

Currently stubbing his toe.. on Big 0h

follow up to alt.utensils.spork

Weed it & reap

Please forgive me, for I know not what you do

Got my tang all tungled up

Student: You never covered that! Prof: There is no lecture in the real world

I know I am, but what are you?

I am, therefore I think I am

with a way too long .sig file

It's easier to move your sail than to try to change the direction of the wind

warning - high signal-to-sig ratio

No pedestrians, bicycles or mopeds allowed on the Information Superhighway

I feel the pull on the rope, let me off at the rainbow

Pioneers can be identified by the arrows in their backs

Intent on expanding The Matrix

Abra Cadabra

How long is ever?

When you can take this pebble out of my hand, it will be time for you to leave - Qui Chang Kane

Out the 10Base-2, through the router, over the leased line, off the bridge, past the firewall... nothing but Net

AUTOEXEC.BAT is really a vampire

windows: From the people who brought you EDLIN

Information wants to be free

Ahh... humble pie - cut me a slice!

PGP 2.5 Key B54CA62D

Fingerprint CF 8D FB 86 EF 53 28 12 7B AB 04 7C CA 27 9A 6A

Querying the collective net brilliance

Drag Me, Drop Me, Treat Me Like An Object

Wherever you go, you are there

We are Microsoft. You will be assimilated. Your opinion is irrelevant

A man's gotta know his limitations - Clinton

Shoot me again! I love the smell of gunpowder

I love the smell of napalm in the morning

Capitalistically yours,


Giving the Beast permission: -rw-rw-rw-

Parts is Parts

anti-aliasing is really a hate group against people who use assumed names

Stop in the name of all that which does not suck

^+ +^
(. .) One of these days I'm going to chop you into little pieces - P Floyd

My thoughts are not necessarily my own and might represent my employers

Changes aren't permanent, but change is

The preceding was a paid announcement

Last seen dog-paddling in the Information SuperOcean

:q :q! :qw :w :w! :wq! :quit :quit! :help help helpquit quit quithelp
:quitplease :quitnow :exit :killvi :sh t ^X^C ^C ^D ^Z ^Q ^]:wq ARGGGH

engaging cloaking device

Nutritional Information: less than 1 bit per serving

There's no there there

this night wounds time

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man - G.B. Shaw

Intel is not even half of intelligent

I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather.

Not screaming in terror like his passengers

If you can read this .sig, thank your pixels

For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals... and something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination - we learned to talk - S. Hawkins

set lurk_mode OFF

Unregistered Evaluation Opinion - expires when no longer valid

Will work for Internet access

Still trying to decipher the brain wave patterns of diehard PC users

This is the bottom line

In an upstairs room, a modem made a connection

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

Never use your own disk space if you can avoid it

Pop-Tarts is tasty

Please press the hurry-up button

At the time, the tone will be - Bb major - exactly

It's going to be OK... Microsoft will take care of everything

Why isn't "phonetic" spelled the way it sounds?

My spellchecker guesses WOW for WWW

Macintosh - for people who can see through Windows

Exit stage right, even

Error 404 .sig not found

Who is General Failure, and why is he reading my disk?

This note will self destruct in 10 seconds

Bob is on the out balloon help

Real html authors never write "click here"

Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on

Why don't run-away processes ever run away?