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I hope this qualifies, as it will haunt me for the rest of my career.
"Developers are the only People that can make a Linux Machine Kernel Panic by just rebooting wrong"
Context: An Ex-Army Coworker from OPS said that, after I proudly demonstrated my "Zero-Downtime Patch and Upgrade" Ansible Playbook on a SLES11 test farm, which resulted in quite a lot of downtime.
Source: "Colonel Panic" (me...)
I'm sure Murphy would have had quite a laugh ;) We have all been there, and we have all learned a great deal from it. 🤣👍
"Having flocks of pigeons randomly peck at the screen to see if they can break a GUI-based application is no way to ensure quality systems."
Author: Bjarne Stroustrup
Context: On debugging in C++ (especially UIs)
Source: Masterminds of Programming: Conversations with the Creators of Major Programming Languages (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)), by Federico Biancuzzi
Check this out:
Why did the Roman Empire collapse? What is the Latin for office automation?
A treasure trove of ideas to think about. 😁 Thanks for sharing!
Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Source: Computer Networks by Andrew S. Tanenbaum