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Some Quotes —

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge” – Isaac Asimov In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind – Louis Pasteur The best argument against democracy is […]

You Could Not Make this Up —

Q: “Can you replace/emulate the functionality of “system A” in PeopleSoft?” A: “Yes” … … work ensues for many months reverse engineering the undocumented system A … … a huge specification document is created and reviewed … … much code is developed … … users test the new system … Statement: “The results from the […]

Cyclists —

<rant> You don’t pay road tax (well for the bike at least) You aren’t insured Surely you could at least obey traffic lights? They do apply to you “entitled” sods too you know! </rant> OK .. I know some of you **might** be insured. But I seriously doubt your insurance covers running a red light! […]

Some Quotes —

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Ronald Reagan In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur The above was also misquoted by the bad […]

Off-shoring —

Some observations on off-shoring: 1. You have to manage the relationship carefully and frequently. Do not let it drift – it is too important for that. The salesmen/account managers/practice directors/whatever like to claim you can “leave it to us to manage everything” – but they are not to be trusted. They don’t know your business […]