Colin Dean

Scholar, bon vivant, champion of the oppressed.

Software engineer and community builder. | @colindean pretty much everywhere you see it and the above tagline(s).

Choice quotes

Shit happens. Misery is optional.

Some men just want to watch the world learn.

"A leader is best when people barely know he exists; not so good when people obey and acclaim him; worst when they despise him. But a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim is fulfilled, they will say 'We did it ourselves'." - Sun-Tzu

"Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one's native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer." - Edsger Dijkstra

"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently." - Nietzsche

"During my 87 years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions, but none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think." - Bernard Baruch, American businessman and statesman (1870-1965)

"We can't face our enemies until we face ourselves." - Admiral William Adama

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

"Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Beneath this mask there is more than flesh, there is an idea, and ideas are bulletproof." - V, V for Vendetta

"I'm a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar." - Hoban Washburn

If revolution is sexy, Making government irrelevant is sexier.

"Being able to break security doesn't make you a hacker anymore than being able to hotwire cars makes you an automotive engineer.” - Eric S. Raymond

People need to be reminded more than they need to be taught.

"We must be careful about what we pretend to be." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Humor is the only thing that allows you to survive every pressure and crisis." - Vint Cerf, father of the Internet

Never assume malice when stupidity will suffice.