Professionalism has no place in art, and hacking is art. Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.
"Signatures", Texts, RU: PP .
Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems.Jamie Zawinski
Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.Jamie Zawinski
You can't take a dying project, sprinkle it with the magic pixie dust of "open source," and have everything magically work out.Jamie Zawinski
Using these toolkits is like trying to make a bookshelf out of mashed potatoes.Jamie Zawinski
I'd just like to take this moment to point out that C has all the expressive power of two dixie cups and a string.Jamie Zawinski
Your "use case" should be, there's a 22 year old college student living in the dorms. How will this software get him laid?Jamie Zawinski
My one purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.Jamie Zawinski
Don't do drugs, kids. Stay in school.Jamie Zawinski
C (it's not just a language, it's a grade)Jamie Zawinski
I've noticed that when I get quoted in .sig files, it's never any of the actual clever things I say all the time. Usually it's something dumb.Jamie Zawinski
Your needs are big because the Internet is big.Jamie Zawinski
These people also tended to pretend to care deeply about the blind and otherwise disabled. I am sympathetic to the needs of those users, but I can't help but think that those who claimed to speak for the blind were being more than a little disingenuous, just like those Hemp people who present their arguments in terms of their deep and abiding care for the textile industry, when their real motives are … something else entirely.Jamie Zawinski
There is a lot of money to be made in the business of secrets, of course.Jamie Zawinski
"One of the best programmers I ever hired had only a High School degree; he's produced a lot of great software, has his own news group, and made enough in stock options to buy his own nightclub."Jamie Zawinski