Enlightenment is the unprogrammed state.
Our life stories are largely constructed and without mindfulness can prove destructive.
Punishments include such things as flashbacks, flooding of unbearable emotions, painful body memories, flooding of memories in which the survivor perpetrated against others, self-harm, and suicide attempts.
In retrospect, I enjoyed the time planning the program before I start. Like I say, there is more fun in the program preparation than in the program itself.
Kids who are good at traditional school—repeating rote concepts and facts on a test—can fall apart in a situation where that isn’t enough. Programming rewards the experimental, curious mind.
On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament], ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able to rightly apprehend...
When they first built the University of California at Irvine they just put the buildings in. They did not put any sidewalks, they just planted grass. The next year, they came back and put the...
We can never know how much they deserve our sympathy, but we have to give it unreservedly as they are people innately full of the divine who instead choose to behave infernally owing to poor...
On est comme des ordinateurs qu’on programme et déprogramme à volonté. Nous nous conditionnons même à nos réussites et à nos échecs futurs.
She had a theory that the fear of getting in trouble was what made her not as good a programmer and that, in fact, it was all linked to testosterone, and that was why there...
You’ve baked a really lovely cake, but then you’ve used dog shit for frosting.
Code is not like other how-computers-work books. It doesn’t have big color illustrations of disk drives with arrows showing how the data sweeps into the computer. Code has no drawings of trains carrying a cargo...
One of her secret fantasies had been that, as a girl who could code, she would work in the one place where a geeky fat girl could get dates. It had not been entirely untrue....
Programmers are not mathematicians, no matter how much we wish and wish for it.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
Trying to become something in a world where everyone wants to become something is a thing that needs God’s programming.
—Michael Bassey Johnson
As soon as he said it was okay to do engineering, that really freed me up. My psychological block was really that I didn’t want to start a company. Because I was just afraid. In...
Your limitations are largely programming instilled by others that you choose to believe.
Learning a language is not interesting than knowing how it works.
We see a lot of feature-driven product design in which the cost of features is not properly accounted. Features can have a negative value to customers because they make the products more difficult to understand...
As Lynn writes: “What angers me is the loss of control. At any moment someone could come to me, be dressed the right way and use the right code, and I no longer have free...
Take positive care of your mind, and it would surely take positive care of your life.
More proof that Lynn is still meant to continue with the government programme occurred during the winter of 2000, when she was sitting at a cafeteria table at the area college. It was later in...
Carmack was of the moment. His ruling force was focus. Time existed for him not in some promising future or sentimental past but in the present condition, the intricate web ol problems and solutions, imagination...
It has all the right ingredients: rich contents, friendly, personal language, subtle humor, the right references, and a plethora of pointers to resources.
Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
How you look at it is pretty much how you’ll see it
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