[Henk Penning]

grave of david hilbert
Wir müssen wissen, wir werden wissen.
-- David Hilbert wikipedia
Without Art, we could have no notion of Liberty; without Science no notion of Equality; without either, therefore, no notion of Justice.
Without Art, we should have no notion of the sacred; without Science, we should always worship false gods.
-- W.H. Auden
We are here on earth to help others ; what on earth the others are here for, I have no idea.
-- John Lloyd quoting W H Auden
Beware of the fish people, they are the true enemy.
-- Frank Zappa, speech to a pro-choice rally in Los Angeles around 1989-90
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
-- Yogi Berra
A country where religious dogmatists dictate government policy, is heading for trouble.
A country where religious dogmatists dictate foreign policy, is heading for disaster.
Religion does not respect borders.
-- Anonymous
Daar zal het anders zijn dan hier, waar de bezoedelde zielen van de zakenmensen als een roetregen in de ether dwalen.
-- J.J. Slauerhoff, Het Leven op Aarde


Das computermachine ist nicht fuer gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitzensparken. Ist nicht fuer gewerken bei das dumpkopfen. Das rubbernecken sichtseeren keepen das cotten-pickenen hans in das pockets muss; relaxen und watchen das blinkenlichten.
-- Anonymous jargondb wikipedia
Do not get involved with sendmail. She is an exotic lover, whispering delicious promises in your ear, flashing her dark eyes at you. But she is insane, and will draw you down into her madness.
-- Andrew Molitor, from his .plan file.
<.Murgatroyd> You know you've been playing Nethack too much when...
<.Murgatroyd> You look both ways down the corridor, start to sweat... then realise you're looking at your EMail address
-- unknown bash.org
..., because the truth is everything is breaking all the time, everywhere, for everyone. Right now someone who works for Facebook is getting tens of thousands of error messages and frantically trying to find the problem before the whole charade collapses. There's a team at a Google office that hasn't slept in three days. Somewhere there's a database programmer surrounded by empty Mountain Dew bottles whose husband thinks she's dead. And if these people stop, the world burns. Most people don't even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn't make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants.
programming sucks -- Peter Welch