Quoted A Tweet from Mike Monteiro by Mike Monteiro (Twitter)

Be the people your dogs already think you are.”

This isn’t the entire tweet, but this is the part that stuck with me because I love dogs and I think most of the time dogs are way better than people. I think this belongs on a t-shirt.
Beginning #BlogElul

Master of the World,
Every journey begins with a first step, every climb
with the first rung. If I can not yet begin the
journey, at least let me turn my eyes and direct my
heart to the right direction.

–Lee Weisssman, prayer for Elul 1

Your code may survive the apocalypse, but if you bulldoze people doing it… No one will give a crap.

Cory Miller

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

— Muhammad Ali

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

–Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World

Humor is a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on, one sits on one’s bottom.


Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

–Maya Angelou

So Oracle has basically been bitchslapped by the FTC for misleading consumers when it comes to the security implications of running outdated versions of their software.

One more task for the geeks doing everyone’s tech support this holiday season. Update their versions of Java, and uninstall the old ones.

Thanks, Oracle. Thanks a lot.

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them — work, family, health, friends and spirit — and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls — family, health, friends and spirit — are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same.
You must understand that and strive for balance in your life. How? Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you. Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live ALL the days of your life. Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other. Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings. Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated and to give love to one’s family. Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.
Don’t use time or words carelessly. The hurtful things you say cannot be taken back. Neither time nor words can be retrieved. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift: that’s why we call it the present.


Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.

–John Barrymore