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No, what you have are bullets, and the hope that when your guns are empty I'm no longer standing because if I am... you'll all be dead before you've reloaded.
One must not confuse John Donne's famous quote 'No man is an Island' with New York Telephone's 'We're all connected'
Well, I've been getting between 3 and 5 hours of sleep a night for slightly over a week, and it's going to catch up with me eventually -- I figure, about 20 minutes.
I trust an architecture document in PowerPoint like I trust a doctor wearing clown shoes.
Take a press release, site, speech, what have you, that touts XML as the best thing since sliced cheese. Every time you see the "XML" replace it with "text-based structured file format". Now test to see if the result sounds like utter bull or not. Or, if it sounds even more bogus than it did at first.
It was a typical net.exercise -- a screaming mob pounding on a greasy spot on the pavement, where used to lie the carcass of a dead horse.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
The opinions expressed herein are those of absolutely everyone at National Instruments: the management, staff, stockholders, their spouses, children, dogs, and cats. In fact, everyone in Austin also agrees. No, make that Texas.
No job too big; no fee too big!
The first thing you have to know about BUBBA HO TEP is that it is the director of PHANTASM and BEASTMASTER doing a movie where Bruce Campbell plays an elderly Elvis Presley in a rest home who teams up with Ossie Davis who thinks he's JFK and they fight a mummy wearing a cowboy hat ... Actually, that's the only thing you need to know about the movie. I trust that I have sold all of you. The end.
Taco Bell: Food cheaper than gum.
As a teenager, I want better labeling of content so I can tell at a glance while scanning DirecTV's film listings which shows contain nudity, which contain wanton violence, and which are just pansy-ass dramas.
Hear Peter Halley at the College Art Association conference, scolding academics for the jargon-laden obscurantism of critical prose, although his own writings on behalf of Baudrillard and the simulacrum thickened the stew more than a little.
I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
It is not enough to succeed; others must fail.
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No first world country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity -- much less dissent.
Getting to the summit is optional; getting down is mandatory.
No brain, no pain.
One country can win a war, but it takes more than one country to win peace.
Right now the Internet gives an awfully good imitation of providing superhuman intelligence capability, both in terms of the total hardware that is out there and the fact that the Net has all these human-equivalent peripheral devices called users that can be appropriated in a distributed way to attack problems.
Fortune favors the bold.
This suffering will yield us yet a pleasant tale to tell.
Right. This calls for a special blend of psychology and extreme violence.
My problems dim in the face of the world, but the explode in all unreality.
My prof: you have learned enough in this class to go out and build your own computer... my mind: wait..... I never even got the assembly part.....
A witty saying proves nothing.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer.
You will notice that in all disputes between Christians since the birth of the Church, Rome has always favored the doctrine which most completely subjugated the human mind and annihilated reason.
I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution.
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. Everything science has taught me, and continues to teach me, strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
In war you will generally find that the enemy has at any time three courses of action open to him. Of those three, he will invariably choose the fourth.
Beer, of course, is actually a depressant. But poor people will never stop hoping otherwise.
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be very careful what we pretend to be.
I think kids appreciate it when adults actually treat them like people. Little, stupid people who cry a lot.
Actually, the Roxy is 15+. They just require you to bring a fake ID if you're 15-17...
I'm too gothic for my skirt. Too gothic for my skirt. So gothic it hurts.