A needle of Hope
amid a haystack of Chaos.

Nice Fortune Quotes

Created: Thursday, August 18th, 2005
21:42:58 UTC
Last modified: Saturday, August 20th, 2005
13:21:58 UTC

... Jesus cried with a loud voice: Lazarus, come forth; the bug hath been found and thy program runneth. And he that was dead came forth...
— John 11:43-44 [version 2.0?]



A rock store eventually closed down; they were taking too much for granite.


The connection between the language in which we think/program and the problems and solutions we can imagine is very close. For this reason restricting language features with the intent of eliminating programmer errors is at best dangerous.
- Bjarne Stroustrup in "The C++ Programming Language"



Quod erat demonstrandum.
[Thus it is proven. For those who wondered WTF QED means.]


As I was going up Punch Card Hill,
Feeling worse and worser,
There I met a C.R.T.
And it drop't me a cursor.


C.R.T., C.R.T.,
Phosphors light on you!
If I had fifty hours a day
I'd spend them all at you.
— Uncle Colonel's Cursory Rhymes


Script used to display fortunes:


while [ "$var0" != "1" ];
do clear;
fortune;
echo; echo; echo;
echo -n 1...; sleep 1;
echo -n 2...; sleep 1;
echo -n 3...; sleep 1;
echo -n 4...; sleep 1;
done