Miscellaneous Quotes

If you sat a monkey down in front of a keyboard,
the first thing typed would be a UNIX command.
                             - Bill Lye

BSD is for people who love UNIX; Linux is for people who hate Windows.
                             - Anonymous

A sysadmin's life is a sorry one.  The only advantage he has over
Emergency Room doctors is that malpractice suits are rare.  On the
other hand, ER doctors never have to deal with patients installing
new versions of their own innards.
                             - Sysadmin's Lament

This is a SONET OC-12, the fastest net connection made.  Well punx, do
you feel lucky?  Go ahead, make my day...
                             - Berry Kercheval

Happiness is the derivative (in the mathematical sense) of progress.
                             - Dave Munson

There's a lot to be said for putting competing non-existent services
in the same RF band, I suppose....
                             - Alan H. Jones, Olivetti & Oracle Research Laboratory

... We could use some of the SPARC-1 machines for ATM testing if we
need slow hosts.
                             - Steve Pennington, University of Kansas

Oh God, please make the world linear and Gaussian, just for today.
                             - Anonymous

Umm, mumble...
                             - Joe Evans, from Hal Murray at DEC SRC

... has the gift on compressing the largest amount of words into
the smallest amount of thoughts.
                             - Winston Churchill

A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any
hope  of fame and money, but even practices it without any hope of doing
it well.
                             - G. K. Chesterton

There once was an old man from Esser,
Who's knowledge grew lesser and lesser.
        It at last grew so small,
        He knew nothing at all,
And now he's a College Professor.
                             - Unknown

It is so easy to miss pretty trivial solutions to problems deemed
complicated.  The goal of a scientist is to find an interesting problem,
and live off it for a while.  The goal of an engineer is to evade
interesting problems.
                             - Vadim Antonov  on NANOG

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the
expert's mind there are few.
                             - Japanese Zen-master Shunryu Suzuki

I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks.
All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes or of
appearing naive.
                             - Abraham Maslow, psychologist and philosopher

Failure is success if we learn from it.
                             - Malcolm Forbes

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
                             - Demosthenes, Greek orator and statesman

A ship is safe in a harbor. But a harbor is not what a ship is for.
                             - Anonymous

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true
security to be found.
                             - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Above all, try something.
                             - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being
anything else.
                             - Winston Churchill

I maintain an open door policy.

See thoughts to ponder, attorneys' lines, a letter from the Smithsonian, famous (unfortunate) quotes, bumper stickers, and the history of specifications for more fun...

Any computer problems to report? If so, maybe you should call an engineer. And if you think Post Office workers have it rough, you should spend some time in Silicon Valley.

Find you why you are overworked!

For Americans travelling in the UK, I have provided some useful advice.

A first grade perspective...

On the other hand, a thesis advisor's perspective is important to graduate students...

Some other miscellaneous quotes.

Ok, finally, we need an Irish joke...