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If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn. 

Cherrly Brooks Taggert, Atlas Shrugged

Things to remember, ponder and / or smile at

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.

Isaac Asimov

Aim high. You may still miss the target, but at least you won’t shoot your foot off.

 Miles Vorkosigan, Miles in Love

You’re going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don’t do. You don’t get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you’re going to take. That’s it.

Jordan B. Peterson

Every ounce of my cynicism is supported by historical precedent.

Croaker, Shadow Games

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny…

Isaac Asimov

See, the world is full of things more powerful than us. But if you know how to catch a ride, you can go places.

Raven, Snow Crash

Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.

Juan Rico, Starship Troopers

Lighten up, Frances.

Sgt Hulka, Stripes

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Book Club

I have decided to start learning a new language, Haskell, and to improve a neglected area of study, Functional Programming. I will be using the book Introduction to Functional Programming using Haskell (2ed) by Richard Bird.  Why? Among other reasons, learning to think about problems in a different way. Functional programming is hip. As in old …