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21 Laws of Computer Programming

As any experienced computer programmer knows, there are unwritten laws that govern software development. However there are no penalties for breaking these laws; rather, there is often a reward. Following are 21 Laws of Computer Programming:
Any given program, once deployed, is already obsolete.It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.If a program is useful, it will have to be changed.If a program is useless, it will have to be documented.Only ten percent of the code in any given program will ever execute.Software expands to consume all available resources.Any non-trivial program contains at least one error.The probability of a flawless demo is inversely proportional to the number of people watching, raised to the power of the amount of money involved.Not until a program has been in production for at least six months will its most harmful error be discovered.Undetectable errors are infinite in variety, in contrast to detectable errors, which by definit…

25 things that are not what they seem

A firefly is not a fly - it is a beetleA prairie dog is not a dog - it is a rodent
India ink is not from India - it is from China and EgyptA horned toad is not a toad - it is a lizardA lead pencil does not contain lead - it contains graphiteA douglas fir is not a fir - it is a pine
A silkworm is not a worm - it is a caterpillarA peanut is not a nut - it is a legumeA panda bear is not a bear - it is a relative of the raccoonAn English horn is not English and it isn’t a horn - it is a French alto oboeA guinea pig is not from guinea and it is not a pig - it is a rodent from South AmericaShortbread is not a bread - it is a thick cookieDresden China is not from Dresden - it is from MeissenA shooting star is not a star - it is a metoriteA funny bone is not a bone - it is the spot where the ulnar nerve touches the humerusChop suey is not a native Chinese dish - it was invented by Chinese immigrants in CaliforniaA bald eagle is not bald - it has flat white feathers on its head and neck when mat…

[Humor] Evaluate Your Management Potential

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