L'optimisme, ce n'est pas le refus de voir ce qui ne va pas, c'est le désir de ne pas s'y attarder. // Donne moi le courage de changer les choses que je peux changer, la sérénité d'accepter celles que je ne peux pas changer, et la sagesse de distinguer entre les deux. (Marc Aurèle) // Don't raise your voice; improve your argument. (Desmond Tutu) // Be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi)


For those who understand no explanation is needed,
For those who don't none will do.
(Jerry Lewis)


Change your opinions, keep to your principles;
Change your leaves, keep intact your root.
(Victor Hugo)


A good question : Should Developers have Access to Production?
Well it depends, of the size ot the IT team, of rules inside company (such as SOX or law 198/52 109 ), etc.. but
"Developers should have access if they need it, and they should never need it" :)
A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure.
(Henry Kissinger)

Explanations below are from top 1O best diamond quotes :
Just as lowly coal can become a lovely diamond, everyone has the potential to become something great. Diamonds do start out as something far less beautiful than the sparkling stone we see today. They are formed when extreme heat (found 200 miles into the earth’s ground) and extreme pressure cause carbon atoms to crystallize, which creates diamond. From there, diamond is mined by human beings and turned into a nearly perfect stone or used as industrial bort.
A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


Peer’s law : The solution to a problem changes the problem
The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution.
(Albert Einstein)


After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning;
it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
(Mark Twain)
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
(Jon Kabat-Zinn)


And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we're liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
(Nelson Mandela, Long walk to freedom)


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
(Albert Einstein)
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
(André Gide)


The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
(John Powell)


Life is like a ten-speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
(Charles Schultz)


Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got.
(Garth Brooks)


We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our ass ...
Then things just keep getting worse.

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
(Scott Adams)


I am an optimist. But I'm an optimist who takes his raincoat.
(Harold Wilson)
Life's biggest challenge is deciding what's important,
then disregarding the rest.


Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
(B. Olatunji)
Being challenged in life is inevitable.
Being defeated is optional.
(Roger Crawford)


Life was much easier when Apple & BlackBerry were just fruits !
To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
(Anatole France), thanks Danièle for the quote !


Life isn't fair. Wake up and get used to it.
(Steve Jobs)


Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
(John W. Gardner)


Do not confuse motion and progress.
A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
(Alfred A. Montapert)


Live from Montréal - photo prise dimanche depuis le belvédère du Mont Royal
:) Attention aux 5 à 7
Le 5 à 7 correspond au Quebec à un moment de relaxation entre amis après le travail alors qu'en France il s'agit d'un rendez-vous galant de fin d'après-midi.
Et nouvelle expression du Quebec découverte ce jour, "jouer fessier" pour 'jouer petit-joueur" ou "sans prendre-trop de risque)

Double surprise ce soir à Montréal :
- tout d'abord une addition étrange : 2.50 + 2.50 + 2.50 = 7.51 ! (lié à la TPQ et aux arrondis)
- ensuite une mention étrange sur la carte du restaurant (pas le même que pour l'addition précédente), un minimum de $ requis par personne (au demeurant c'était bien et bon !)


When speaking to someone, what you say is not nearly as important as how they interpret what you say.

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
(Henry David Thoreau)


Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself.
(Mark Twain)

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
(Anaïs Nin)