software quotes

We’re all human and flaws come out every now and then but, if you want to be positive in your day, if you want to be positive in your life, in your job, try and celebrate the little things. If you do something that’s just like, nothing. If you write down your to-do-list for the day celebrate that. Be happy in what you do, be proud of the little things that you do each day, I think. (…) You just kinda have to go out there and just do it. You have to go out there and grab life while you can. Go out there and make the most of the time that you have. Cause you only get one trip around on this big wheel of life, you don’t get a do-over. You don’t get to wait around for the good things to happen. You have to make the good things for yourself happen now. You have to try and be as happy as you can be in the scenario that you’re in. Not always possible, some people have it very very hard to be happy, some people are in completely terrible and rough, dire situations and I very much sympathies with that and that’s- again, there’s a lot more nuance to this. It’s not just as simple as being “Go out there and be happy”. There’s a lot more to life than just being positive but if I can motivate people or give some sort of semblance of advice towards that kind of aspect then I will try my best but just know that it’s okay if you’re not positive all the time. It just means that you’re HUMAN
The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is the lawgiver. No playwright, no stage director, no emperor, however powerful, has ever exercised such absolute authority to arrange a stage or field of battle and to command such unswervingly dutiful actors or troops.
—  Joseph Weizenbaum
Dark Souls Quest Lines

Pat: Uh…bone out.

Woolie: Bone out?

Pat: Yep.

Woolie: Don’t even walk forward?

Pat: Don’t walk forward.

Woolie: Got it.

Long Silence During Loading Screen.

Woolie: Oh, this fuckin’ game sometimes, man! Ugh.

Pat: Dark Souls three’s are the worst.

Woolie: Are you playing the video game like a normal video game!?

Pat: FUCK YOU EVERYONE’S DEAD!

Best Friends Play Dark Souls (Part 70)

“So, the hunt is on tonight? Then the streets are perilous…” 

Lady Maria | Eileen | Gehrman | Father Gascoigne | Micolash | Plain Doll | Viola and Daughters | Djura | Henryk | Alfred | Annalise

The corollary of constant change is ignorance. This is not often talked about: we computer experts barely know what we’re doing. We’re good at fussing and figuring out. We function well in a sea of unknowns. Our experience has only prepared us to deal with confusion. A programmer who denies this is probably lying, or else is densely unaware of himself
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-Ellen Ullman, Close to the Machine

This is the paragraph of the book that made me finally realize it was okay and actually good to be in a constant state of terror as a software developer.