Nachmittag’s Notes

The Raving Atheist – Atheistische Rundumschläge, z.B.:

In the ritual, all the pilgrims must pass „pillars“ called al-Jamarat, which represent the devil and which the faithful pelt with stones to purge themselves of sin. „Considering that they’re hurling rocks at the most powerful evil being in the universe, it’s a wonder they’re not all dead,“said Braddock. — Hajj Pilgrimage Nabs Honors as Safest Devil-Stoning Event

Nur keine Angst, Politisch Korrekte! Er macht sich über alle Religionen lustig.

Welcome to Technicat

You can have smart people, lots of money and the latest technology, but your execution can still suck. — What I Learned @ MIT

… und andere interessante Themen wie Seven Habits of Highly Effective User Interface Designers, The Art of the Schedule und Seven Habits of Highly Effective IT Managers.

Man lernt ja immer was, wenn man Scott Adams‘ Dilbertblog liest:

I think it?s interesting that when you pray to God for a new bike, it hardly ever materializes in your bedroom within seconds. But when you throw stones at the devil, quite often you get an immediate response. That?s an example of good customer service. — The Devil

Ebenfalls lehrreich: Elliotte Rusty Harold’s The Cafes:

Programs and APIs should not give users the choice of doing the wrong thing. In cases where the right thing is obvious, the program should just go ahead and do it. Excessive configuration options are confusing and lead to exponential growth of program complexity. Resist the urge to add every option because someone, somewhere might need it. Strive for simplicity first, and only add extra options if they prove to be needed in practice. Most of your users will never miss the complicated options. — Do the Wrong Thing