Since Jun 29, 2001
I am a 39 Year Old Software Engineer and former Rocket Scientist.
I used to look up in the sky and see an airplane.
Now I look up in the sky and see a hundred or so of my fellow citizens, every one of them precious.
The best coffee in the world can be had here.
(This is an uncompensated endorsement)
Some of my favorite quotes:
We fight not for glory or for conquest. We exhibit to mankind the remarkable spectacle of a people attacked by unprovoked enemies, without any imputation or even suspicion of offence. They boast of their privileges and civilization, and yet proffer no milder conditions than servitude or death.
---Declaration and Causes of the Necessity of Taking Up Arms - 1775
There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.
---Adm. William F. Halsey
As to the reports in the newspapers, we must scorn them, else they will ruin us and our country. They are as much enemies to good government as the secesh, and between the two I like the secesh best, because they are a brave, open enemy, and not a set of sneaking, croaking, scoundrels.
---Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
There's no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
---Ronald W. Reagan (attributed to Harry Truman)
Molann an obair an fear.
(The work praises the man.)
---Traditional Irish Saying
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
---Thomas Alva Edison
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
If you see a snake, just kill it - don't appoint a committee on snakes.
---H. Ross Perot
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
---Gen. George S. Patton
A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow.
---Gen. George S. Patton
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
"The avalanche has already started. It is too late... for the pebbles to vote."