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Her Diary vs. His Diary

HER DIARY: Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. …

Programmers waste enormous amounts of time thinking about, or worrying about, the speed of noncritical parts of their programs, and these attempts at efficiency actually have a strong negative impact when debugging and maintenance are considered. We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil. Yet we should not pass up our opportunities in that critical 3%.

→ 2013-07-18

90% of the decisions you make don’t matter; real success comes in being able to identify the 10% that do and focus on those.

→ 2013-03-03

#1 Are you proud of the choices you are making at home?
#2 Are you proud of the choices you are making at work?

→ 2012-12-20

Instead of asking, “How much do I value this item?” we should ask “If I did not own this item, how much would I pay to obtain it?”

→ 2012-12-20

Eliminate an old activity before you add a new one.

This simple rule ensures that you don’t add an activity that is less valuable than something you are already doing.

→ 2012-12-20