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P̶a̶i̶n̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ Software development quotes by Bob Ross

Ben Peachey
Yes.No.Maybe.
Originally published at gist.github.com ・3 min read

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"Uncle" Bob Ross was a TV personality and great painter programmer.

These are of the things he said about software development.

Friend Merge Request

“Gotta give him a friend merge request.
Like I always say, ‘Everyone needs a friend merge request.’”

Tree Code

“There’s nothing wrong with having a tree code as a friend merge request.”

“Talk to the tree code, make friends merge requests with it.”

“In nature, dead trees code are just as normal as live trees code.”

Happy Hack

“Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy hacked things?”

“We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy hacked accidents.”

“It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy hack.”

“This is happy hacky place; little squirrels bugs live here and play.”

“You can do anything here — the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy hack.”

Painting Programming

“We tell people sometimes: We’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting programming.

“If I paint program something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is.”

Painting Programming will bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart.”

“We want happy paintings to hack programs. If you want sad things, watch the news.”

“Every day is a good day when you paint program.”

“You have to allow the paint program to break to make it beautiful.”

Pictures App

“I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture program an app.”

“You too can paint program almighty pictures apps.”

Mountain Repository

“I taught my son to paint mountains program repositories like these, and guess what?
Now he paints programs the best darn mountains repositories in the industry.”

“In painting programming, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains repositories.
But when I get home, the only thing I have power over is the garbage.”

Artist Developers

“We artists developers are a different breed of people. We’re a happy hacky bunch.”

“I think there’s an artist developer hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.”

Canvas IDE

“Find freedom on this canvas IDE.”

“Make love to the canvas IDE.”

Anything Development

“The secret to doing anything development is believing that you can do it. ”

“Talent is a pursued interest. Anything Development that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”

Critic Peer reviewer

“They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers — just to upset the critics peer reviewers.”

Sky Somebody else's servers

“Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky somebody else's servers all day long.”

Life Software development process

“It’s life software development process. It’s interesting. It’s fun.”

“Don’t forget to tell these special people in your life software development process just how special they are to you.”

World Browser

“You can have anything you want in the world browser — once you help everyone around you get what they want.”

“You can do anything you want to do. This is your world browser.”

Software development in general

“Just let go — and fall like a little waterfall.”

“We don’t really know where this goes — and I’m not sure we really care.”

“If you do too much, it’s going to lose its effectiveness.”

“Anytime you learn, you gain.”

“However you think it should be, that’s exactly how it should be.”

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