- First Law: The correct order is: debug, then ship.
- Second Law: If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
- Third Law: If you fiddle with something long enough, it will break.
- Fourth Law: It works better if you plug it in.
- Fifth Law: If it's wedged, power-cycle it.
- Sixth Law: A working example is worth a thousand manual pages.
- Seventh Law: Failures occur where two parts join.
- Eighth Law: Demos cause failures.
- Ninth Law: Systems grow more complex with time.
- Tenth Law: If it's too complex, rebuild it.
- Eleventh Law: Small parts vanish when dropped.
- Twelfth Law: Don't build from components what you can buy pre-packaged for less.
- Thirteenth Law: Given sufficient load, all materials deform.
- Fourteenth Law: Given sufficient heat and oxygen, all materials will burn.
- Fifteenth Law: Everything interacts with everything else.
- Sixteenth Law: Everything goes somewhere.
- Seventeenth Law: There is no such thing as a free lunch.
- Eighteenth Law: Nothing is impossible to the person who doesn't have to do it.
- Nineteenth Law: Better is the enemy of good.
- Twentieth Law: One test is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Another: If you didn't fix it, you didn't fix it
- Final catch-all for legal conflict: Deny everything, admit nothing, demand proof, and reject the proof.
Friday, September 04, 2015
Passing along wisdom...
This was posted at work today: