Some say that Will Rogers – who died in a 1935 plane crash with his best friend, Wylie Post – was one of the greatest sages America has ever known. I’m not sure about that, but I hope you enjoy some of the following lines that have been attributed to the man himself:
Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
There are two theories to arguing with a woman . . Neither works.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Always drink upstream from the herd..
If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
And here’s a few more on the topic of growing older:
Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.
I once saw one in the Reader's Digest that said "You know you're getting old when you bend down to tie up your shoe lace you look around to see if there's anything else you can do while you're down there."
This turns out to be surprisingly true :-)
It got very hot between Xmas and new year, but right now it's pretty good - up to 28 or 30 degrees C (around 80-85 F) in the day, and not too humid with it. I'm in Bathurst about 200 KM inland, the other side of the Blue Mountains from Sydney. Fortunately we are south of Queensland where there are horrendous (like 1 in 100 years) floods at the moment.
You'd probably be getting all the snow we see on TV at the moment. Eat ya heart out!!
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.