Zen Mischief Weblog v3

Welcome to the Zen Mischief Weblog v3.

Having moved from a system I maintained myself to Yahoo! 360° less than a year ago, I’ve decided that I like Blogger better. Not least because the standard templates are more to my taste.

I can’t easily add all the old postings here, but they are still available at …

Once we get going here you’ll find the previous irregular mix of quotations, Zen Mischievous Moments and anything else which amuses or irritates me enough to make me blog it.

Quote: Roman Worship

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher; as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful.

[Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire]

Quote: Computer Flying

The difference between using computers for voting and for flying airplanes is that you know when the airplane crashes

[David L Dill; Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University]