Quote of the day
“Men are disturbed not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.” – Epictetus
Thought of the day – Learning from mistakes
Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing.”
Edison replied very confidently, “Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb.”
Word of the day
“Refulgent” – Shining brightly; radiant; brilliant;
If Moore was not quite a burned-out case, his once refulgent light flickered only dimly in his sad last years.
– Martin Filler, "The Spirit of ’76", New Republic, July 9, 2001
Joke of the day
Three men: a project manager, a software engineer, and a hardware engineer are in Miami beach for a two-week period helping out on a project. About midweek they decide to walk up and down the beach during their lunch hour. Halfway up the beach, they stumbled upon a lamp. As they rub the lamp a genie appears and says ‘Normally I would grant you 3 wishes, but since there are 3 of you, I will grant you each one wish.’ The hardware engineer went first. ‘I would like to spend the rest of my life living in a huge house in St. Thomas, with no money worries and surrounded by beautiful women who worship me.’ The genie granted him his wish and sent him on off to St. Thomas. The software engineer went next. ‘I would like to spend the rest of my life living on a huge yacht cruising the Mediterranean, with no money worries and surrounded by beautiful women who worship me.’ The genie granted him his wish and sent him off to the Mediterranean. Last, but not least, it was the project manager’s turn. ‘And what would your wish be?’ asked the genie. ‘I want them both back after lunch’ replied the project manager.
Have a nice day!