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Overheard in a meeting (paraphrased)…

Posted by BPuhl on October 14, 2010

…the problem is, that instead of trying to make what we have work.  Every software architect believes that that their <widget> will be the solution that everyone adopts…


Typing this, reminded me of something else that I heard recently, which was along those same lines…

Of course my idea on the whiteboard is better than all the code that you’ve written!


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The True Gentleman

Posted by BPuhl on March 18, 2010

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others rather than his own; and who appears well in any company; a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.

– John Walter Wayland

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Posted by BPuhl on January 19, 2010

If you were any more short-sighted, you’d be looking into the past!”

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Sorry, it wasn’t THAT historic of a day

Posted by BPuhl on January 21, 2009

This morning was Barack Obama was inaugurated of the 44th president of the United States.  Congratulations, now it’s time to get to work. 

Of course, I had to laugh at what my 4-year old daughter Anika had to say when Obama stepped up to take the oath of office.  Looking completely stunned, fixated on the television, completely frozen:

“Mom!  But…Dr. Martin Luther King is supposed to be DEAD!!!”

Ooops, not bad for a 4-year old, but kind of hilarious in it’s own way.

To put this in context, you have to remember that January 18th is MLK Day in the US.  Kids usually get a day off of school, and the week before there is usually a history lesson about the civil rights leader.  In her pre-school, they taught lessons about why he was important, how he stood up on front of millions of people, and gave a speech…  so you can see where this went.

Sorry honey, it isn’t THAT historic of a day.  Just a new President.

(why is this blog-worthy?  Heck, I don’t know…it’s probably not.  But I laugh when I think about it, which is about where my internal “do I publish” bar is located)

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Posted by BPuhl on July 21, 2008

Compromise – That’s when everybody loses, but with the idea that everyone should lose equally

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Posted by BPuhl on June 6, 2008

It’s the Jesus change control process, you know, 40 days and 40 nights….  -Brad

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Posted by BPuhl on May 12, 2008

The status quo blows… -KS

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Posted by BPuhl on May 8, 2008

Even the most complex systems work in PowerPoint

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Authorization Skittles

Posted by BPuhl on March 11, 2008

Cleaning out my unfiled OneNotes, and ran across this gem.  I can’t even remember who said it anymore, but it sounds like something that either Dan or I would say…so in the absence of anyone else to credit:

We don’t actually protect data today. We protect the container that data is in, and that’s what the authorization policy applies to. Instead of telling the kid, “No, you can’t eat any Skittles” the policy we express is, “You’re not allowed to open the bag of Skittles” – achieves the same result, but the authorization policy can’t extend past the container being opened. Once the data is gone, it’s gone.

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Posted by BPuhl on February 16, 2008

You are only young once, but immaturity can last a lifetime! – Edwin Louis Cole

“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated and drunkenness sobered, but STUPID lasts FOREVER” – Aristophanes

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H.O.P.E: Horrific Outcome Per Emotion – AOPA Magazine article about airplane crashes caused when hope overrides logic

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