Monday, May 09, 2005

interesting: it isn't blaise pascal "for sure"

"I have only made this letter rather long because I have not had time to make it shorter."
Very interesting but probably it isn't by Blaise Pascal ... the quote is debated through and through and google isnt much help either. It will only take you to discussion pages so all that u can say with confidence is that "this is debated".

Here's my favorite discussion
A librarian is trying to trace the origin of the quote but all the help the discussion offers is to go on to attribute it to Blaise Pascal, Voltaire, Augustin.

If u search long enough u can see it being attributed to Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, H.D. Thoreau, Oscar Wilde and others even by people who claim to be experts. But yes most prominently it is to Pascal indeed - may be he heard the use somewhere and used it and then went on to become famous. Who knows.

Anyway, the quote is beautiful. And a very good excuse too.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

I created this blog to test some of the features I need to put in a new project; we need something similar like users being able to get a domain-prefix and put their stuff in specific templates at run-time. Did not expect to get some relevant material so soon.

An office-episode in which I was strongly supporting one side of the argument almost ended today. And through some conspiracy by the cosmos I got really context-sensitive dilbert-url in my e-mail. Here's my favorite piece:

Monday, April 11, 2005


Hello World!