“Americans view time as a currency in the workplace, as opposed to output. Meanwhile, Germans view results as the biggest indicator of results.” —Why Germans Have Longer Vacation Times and More Productivity : Lifestyle :: American Express OPEN Forum
“All hard liquor is distilled and thus contains no carbohydrates. (Beer and wine are fermented, and fermentation results in some amounts of residual sugars.) Though liquor is derived from high-carbohydrate substances such as sugar, molasses, potatoes, and grains, once these things are distilled all that is left is ethyl alcohol, a zero-carb liquid. It does, of course, contain calories. Mixers, also, can be very high in both carbs and calories, so choose wisely.” —I had no idea.
“What made it click for me was programming in anger. Programming because I needed to. Programming because I gave a damn about what I was writing and I wanted it done sooner rather than later.” —How do I learn to program? - (37signals)
“After decades of affluence, the U.S. has drifted away from the hardheaded practical mentality that built the nation’s wealth in the first place.” —Op-Ed Columnist - The Genteel Nation - NYTimes.com
“We tend to forget how huge a part of a man’s life is the same under a Sultan and a Senate, under Nero or St. Louis. Daybreak is a never-ending glory, getting out of bed is a never-ending nuisance; food and friends will be welcomed; work and strangers must be accepted and endured; birds will go bedwards and children won’t, to the end of the last evening.” —The Great Depression Was Fun « A Separate Piece