Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Alan Turing

I'd like to wish a belated Happy Birthday to Alan Turing. Yesterday would have been his 96th birthday. As one of the fathers of the modern computer, you have him to thank for the fact that you can read this. As one of the unsung heroes of World War II it is also quite possible that you have him to thank for the fact that you aren't reading this in German as well.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Robertson Davies

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

Aldous Huxley

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Pork and Beans

Weezer has gone ahead and summarized all of the internet in just three minutes and eighteen seconds. You are now free turn turn off your computer and go outside.

William Pitt

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Reverend Richard DeYoung II

God is everywhere -- His uncanny resemblance to seemingly random events is merely a test of faith.

Albert Einstein

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.