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)


It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me,
and I think that's pretty important.
   (Martin Luther King, Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 13, 1962) #quote
Entre paroles et silence logent plus d'une vérité.
    (Jean-Pierre Guay) #quote


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  (Martin Luther King) #quote

- To effect change why sould we not try to make the future look better but instead try to make the present look worse ?
- Because something will only happen when doing nothing seems painful ?
- You have comme far grasshoper
[ Burn the platform - Burn it down / OneFTE.com ] #quote
Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again.
And what do we teach our children?
We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France.
When will we also teach them what they are?
We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are?
You are a marvel. You are unique.
In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven.
You have the capacity for anything.
Yes, you are a marvel.
And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.
   (Pablo Picasso) #quote


3 ingénieurs construisent chacun un pont. - Le pont du Polytechnicien s'écroule,  et pourtant ses calculs sont justes.
- Le pont de l'ingénieur des Ponts & Chaussés s'écroule,  .... ses calculs sont faux.
- Le pont de l'ingénieur des Arts et Métiers tient bon mais l'ingénieur ne sait pas pourquoi.
Le retard est la politesse des artistes.
  (André Maurois) #quote


Mad Girlfriend bug :
When you see something strange happening,
 but the software is telling you everything is fine.
Overcoming poverty is not simply a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.
   (Nelson Mandela) #quote


Vu "Une semaine ... pas plus !"
Une pièce rythmée, hilarante, décapante !
Hydra code : Code that cannot be fixe.
It is not about bits, bytes and protocols but profits, losses and margins.
  (Lou Gerstner) #quote


Born Winner ! You wouldn't be here if you weren't a winner
Think about it
Nous sommes tous des immigrés,
seule notre date d'arrivée change.
  (Jean Louis Borloo)  #quote


Reality 101 failure
The program (or more likely feature of a program) does exactly what was asked for, but when it’s deployed it turns out that the problem was misunderstood and the program is basically useless.

It is an error, which disappears or alters when it is attempted to be identified by analogy to Heisenberg uncertainty principle in quantum physics.

This is a prototype that ends up in production
Si tu retires, ça crée un vide. Si tu continues, tu tombes dans le vide.
  (Daniel Cohn-Bendit, à propos d'Eva Joly et de sa candidature aux présidentielles 2012) #quote


Quel est le féminin de candidat aux cantonales ? C'est suppléante !
    (Cécile Duflot) #quote


The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.   
  (Russian Proverb)  #quote


Change before you have to !

Never hire or promote in your own image.
It is foolish to replicate your strength.
It is idiotic to replicate your weakness.
It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours.
It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
  (Dee Hock's management principles, in his own words) #quote
Hire and promote .
- first on the basis of integrity;
- second, motivation;
- third, capacity;
- fourth, understanding;
- fifth, knowledge;
- and last and least, experience.

Without integrity, motivation is dangerous;
Without motivation, capacity is impotent;
Without capacity, understanding is limited;
Without understanding, knowledge is meaningless;
Without knowledge, experience is blind.

Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities.
   (Dee Hock's management principles, in his own words) #quote


Nous abandonnons le nom de domaine vdm.com que j'avais choisi il y a 18 ans sur les conseils avisés de spécialistes.
Au mieux cela nous renvoie à 'vente de dernière minute',
au pire au site 'vie de merde'.
  (Jean François Rial, Président de Voyageurs du Monde, in Le QuotidienduTourisme.com) #quote

When everyone is thinking alike,
then somebody isn't thinking.


Make a careful list of all things done to you that you abhorred.
Don't do them to others, ever.

Make another list of things done for you that you loved.
Do them for others, always.
   (Dee Hock's management principles, in his own words) #quote
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.    (Sir Winston Churchill) #quote


Erreur inconnue n° 2
[ Unknow erreur n° 2  ]
(Souvenirs souvenirs, code erreur retournée par un développeur facétieux, chez Multilog ...) #quote
J'ai été avocat pendant 28 ans et Garde des Sceaux pendant 28 jours.
Si je suis le seul ministre de la Justice à ne pas avoir commis d'erreur,
c'est parce que je n'ai pas eu le temps
   (Michel Crépeau)   #quote


Keep smiling !
Tu gerbes, c'est lifo, tu cagues, c'est fifo
(unknown, un brin scato mais une vulgarisation très claire.)  #quote


I don't wish to be everything to everyone,
but I would like to be something to someone.
 (Javan) #quote


Le Président (du tribunal) : Je suis impartial
Moi (Dupond-Moretti) : Je suis beau
Au magistrat interloqué j'explique que l'impartialité c'est comme la beauté: il faut laisser aux autres le soin d'en juger.
     (Eric Dupond-Moretti in Bête noire) #quote
La manière dont les questions sont posées est capitale.
   Demandez à un prêtre si vous pouvez fumer en priant, il vous dira non. 
   Demandez-lui si vous pouvez prier en fumant, il dira oui.
  (Eric Dupond-Moretti in Bête noire) #quote


SPSA ?  Same Player Shoot Again

Perception is reality.
Do what you can,
                        with what you have,
                                                  where you are.
   (Theodore Roosevelt) #quote


La compréhension est un cas particulier du malentendu.
   (Antoine Culiolli) #quote
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic.   (Peter Drucker) #quote


L’oreille distraite est l’organe du malentendu.
   (Albert Brie) #quote


Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
  (Victor Hugo) #quote


I want a Sunday kind of love
A love to last past Saturday night
And I'd like to know it's more than love at first sight
And I want a Sunday kind of love
   (Sunday kind of love, Etta James) #quote

Don't always act your age.
It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.
   (Sir Winston Churchill) #quote

When you lose,
don't lose the lesson.
C’est par le malentendu universel que tout le monde s’accorde.
   (Charles Baudelaire) #quote


I can't promise to fix all your problems
but I can promise you won't have to face them alone ...
Le langage est source de malentendus.    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) #quote


We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else,
a single overriding objective,
and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
   (Dwight D Eisenhower) #quote


French rock is like english wine.   (John Lennon) #quote
If you reject the food,
ignore the customs,
fear the religion a
nd avoid the people,
you might better stay at home.
   (James A. Michener) #quote


J’ai trouvé ma devise - deux verbes auxiliaires : être vaut mieux qu’avoir.    
    (Marina Tsvetaeva, Vivre dans le feu) #quote
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. 
   (Anthony J. D'Angelo) #quote


Throw yourself into whatever your're doing !
A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.
   (Moslih Eddin Saadi) #quote


A journey is like marriage.
The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
   (John Steinbeck) #quote


Never criticise,
unless you can do a better job !
Give a man enough rope (*) and he'll hang himself (**).
 (American Proverb) #quote
       ... taking risks (*) that could lead to failure (**)
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been,
travelers don’t know where they’re going.
   (Paul Theroux) #quote


I’m sittin’ on top of Kilimanjaro, I can see a new tomorrow.
I’m sittin’ on top of Kilimanjaro. I cast away all my sorrows.
   (song by Juluka) #quote