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)


I’m so fast that last night I turned off the switch in my bedroom 
and was in bed before the room was dark.
(Muhammad Ali)


Shit happen but life goes ON

Keep calm ... shit happens 

C'est le genre d'emmerdeur qui serait capable d'exiger d'être assis dans la section non fumeur du canot de sauvetage.
 (John Pepper)

King talks black, lives white and thinks green.
   (Belinda in ALI movie)


It's not bragging if you can back it up. 
(Muhammad Ali)

I ain't draft dodging. I ain't burning no flag. I ain't running to Canada. 
I'm staying right here. 
You want to send me to jail? Fine, you go right ahead. 
I've been in jail for 400 years. 
I could be there for 4 or 5 more, but I ain't going no 10,000 miles to help murder and kill other poor people. 
If I want to die, I'll die right here, right now, fightin' you, if I want to die. 
You my enemy, not no Chinese, no Vietcong, no Japanese. 
You my opposer when I want freedom. You my opposer when I want justice. You my opposer when I want equality. Want me to go somewhere and fight for you? 
You won't even stand up for me right here in America, for my rights and my religious beliefs. 
You won't even stand up for my right here at home. 

(In Ali movie)

Today I will do what others won't.
So tomorrow I can do what others can't. 


Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think. 
  (A. Einstein)


Hey, you know something people ?
I'm not black but there's a while lotsa times I wish I could say I'm not white.
(Franck Zappa)

Budget : client brief vs client budget


I'm old enough to know better, 
but young enough to do it anyway.
Car il nous arriva d’être en très sérieux désaccord …
Comme il le disait lui-même à mon propos : "De son bureau, de l’autre côté de cette porte, on a pas tout a fait le même point de vue sur le parc que du mien".
   (Jacques Attali in C’était François Mitterrand)


Extract from Complaint driven development from Codinghorror.com
"As Steve Krug says in Don't Make Me Think: You don't need to find all the problems. In fact, you'll never find all of the problems in anything you test. And it wouldn't help if you did, because of this fact: You can find more problems in half a day than you can fix in a month. You'll always find more problems than you have the resources to fix, so it's very important that you focus on fixing the most serious ones first. And three users are very likely to encounter many of the most significant problems related to the tasks that you're testing."

And from Version 1 sucks but ship it anyway 
"Instead of spending three months fixing up this version in a sterile, isolated lab, you could be spending that same three month period listening to feedback from real live, honest-to-god, annoyingdedicated users of your software. Not the software as you imagined it, and the users as you imagined them, but as they exist in the real world. You can turn around and use that directed, real world feedback to not only fix all the sucky parts of version 1, but spend your whole development budget more efficiently, predicated on hard usage data from your users."

The idea that some lives matter less 
is the root of all that is wrong with the world. 


BearIsCool aime les bains bouillonants de Vacances Transat
Les faits sont têtus. 


If you don’t design your own life plan, 
chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. 
And guess what they have planned for you ?
not much. 
   (Jim Rohn)


Formidable, fooormidable
Tu étais formidable, j'étais fort minable
Nous étions formidables
Tu étais formidable, j'étais fort minable
   (Formidable, Stromae) 
You are the one for me, for me, for me, formidable
But how can you
See me, see me, see me, si minable
Je ferais mieux d'aller choisir mon vocabulaire
Pour te plaire
Dans la langue de Molière
(Formidable, Charles Aznavour)


The truth will set you free, 
but first it will piss you off. 
(Gloria Steinen)


Cool bear with hat 
(Thanks red H.)

Be selective in your battles. 
Sometimes peace is better than being right.


Think like a proton 
Be always positive !

Hollande caricaturé par Serge Champleau dans la Presse.CA


- I'll design the system as soon as you give me the user requirement
- Better yet, you could build the system, then I'll tell your boss that it doesn't meet my needs
- I don't mean to frighten you but you'll have to do some actual works
- That's crasy talk
... on ne manque pas de sujets pour nous
faire gicler l'adrénaline des glandes surrénales dans l'hypophyse !
(Olivier Sehiaud in Best Practises n°123)


I'm afraid that Brown and I haven't brought you much luck.
But rough waters bring smooth sailing. Eventually they do
(Hamilton in 12 years a slave)

I don't want to survive. I want to live.
(Solomon Northup in 12 years a slave)

Je suis un mensonge qui dit la vérité (le poète)
Je suis la vérité qui dit des mensonges (le politique)
(Bernard Pivot)


Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.
    (J. B. Priestley)

Life is the most difficult exam. 
Many people fail because they try to copy others.
Not realising that everyone has a different question paper!


Many eyes, shallow bugs. 
(Linus Law)


Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
(Lao Tzu)

What goes around turns around
Qui sème le vent récolte la tempête
(source OTH)


Bear don’t give a shit 
(Thanks OTH)


If you talk a man in a language he understands, it goes to his head. 
If you talk a man in his own  language it goes to his heart. 
(Nelson Mandela)


La résignation est un suicide quotidien.
    (Honoré De Balzac)
Les seuls beaux yeux sont ceux qui vous regardent avec tendresse. 
   (Coco Chanel) 


Don't step on my toes !
To learn who rules over you, 
simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. 


La liberté consiste à faire tout ce que permet la longueur de la chaîne.
(François Cavanna)


You only live once ? False
You live everyday. You only die once. 

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism
or in darkness of destructive selfishness. 
(Martin Luther King Jr)