Should anyone ask, Ross/@elvis has some funny quotes

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Should anyone ask, life is a series of conversations, and you die.

Found on my desktop:

  • Life is a series of conversations.  You are not living it unless you are having those conversations.  Step up and talk.


Steve Jobs: Your last day of life:
  • Live every day as the last:Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. - Jobs.


And from Tom Perkins:
  • Think for yourself.

  • Always go back to basics

Should anyone ask, life is a series of conversations, and then you die.

Found on my desktop:

  • Life is a series of conversations.  You are not living it unless you are having those conversations.  Step up and talk.


Steve Jobs: Your last day of life:

  • Live every day as the last:Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. - Jobs.


And from Tom Perkins:

  • Think for yourself.

  • Always go back to basics

Should anyone ask, some thoughts on application development

In 1984, Bob Scheifler and Jim Gettys set out the early principles of X:

  • Do not add new functionality unless an implementor cannot complete a real application without it.

  • It is as important to decide what a system is not as to decide what it is. Do not serve all the world’s needs; rather, make the system extensible so that additional needs can be met in an upwardly compatible fashion.

  • The only thing worse than generalizing from one example is generalizing from no examples at all.

  • If a problem is not completely understood, it is probably best to provide no solution at all.

  • If you can get 90 percent of the desired effect for 10 percent of the work, use the simpler solution. (See also Worse is better.

  • Isolate complexity as much as possible.

  • Provide mechanism rather than policy. In particular, place user interface policy in the clients’ hands.


The first principle was modified during the design of X11 to: “Do not add new functionality unless you know of some real application that will require it.”

X has largely kept to these principles since. The reference implementation is developed with a view to extension and improvement of the implementation, whilst remaining almost entirely compatible with the original 1987 protocol.

Should anyone ask, some music I like

I create lots of stickies on my Mac (desktop post it notes).  I’m trying to clean them off.  One of them is a list of music to listen to.  Should anyone care:

During the day

  • Duke ellington newport 1956

  • Beverly kennedy

  • Ann Hampton Callaway

  • Mastercuts Bar Social

  • Finlandia symphony

  • Thievery Corporation The Cosmic Game  (2005)

  • Ladytron Witching hour

  • Winter chill - hed kandi

  • The Mills Brothers

  • Louis Prima

  • Capitol Collectors Series


In the evening:
  • Cal Tjader

  • Stadtism


On a Sunday morning:
  • Nightmares on wax  - Mind elevation


Sunday afternoon:
  • umanji - the witch

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