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Software engineer by formation I spent most of my career creating, maintaining, designing or integrating software for medical systems. Later a short stint in videogames and now having fun automating processes and creating tools for transport industry.

Immensely curious, what's life without something new to learn ?

Various bits of wisdom I gathered here and there that just felt right.

"C++, plus t'en connait, moins t'es compétent" - Julien Delezenne when presented with some obscure side of the force

"This Exceed the boundaries of my Omniscience" - Uttered by the reviewer during a code review

"Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do" - Chess Master Savielly Tartakower

"Fools ignore complexity; pragmatists suffer it; experts avoid it; geniuses remove it." -- Alan Perlis

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" -- Charles Darwin

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." -- Harry S. Truman on Humility

"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand." --Martin Fowler

"Debuggers don't remove bugs. They only show them in slow motion." - yet unattributed

"Never answer an anonymous letter." --Yogi Berra

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." --Brian Kernighan

"More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity." -- W.A. Wulf

"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"Process is an embedded reaction to prior stupidity." --Clay Shirky

"...Land Lover Newsman soon to become Landblubber newsman, for the blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds..." -- Paul Linnman, extract from a newscast from the `70s

"I was a Catholic until I reached the age of reason" - George Carlin

"The apparent perfection of the natural world is more a reflection of the poverty of our imagination than of reality." --Michael LePage NewScientist 19 April 2008

"Never before have so many people knew so little about so much" - James Burke

"Ever noticed that their stuff is shit and your shit is sfuff" -Goerge Carlin

_"When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective code." - Richard Pattis

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