I'm always citing Murphy's Law - or Sod's Law, as I learned it - so here's a good link to the whole lot.
I never realized there were so many, and am a bit suspicious:Techie versionLove LawsMurphy's Law Calculator
Some Murphy's Tech Laws that caught my eye:Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure. great discoveries are made by mistake. Always draw your curves, then plot your reading. If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.In designing any type of construction, no overall dimension can be totaled correctly after 4:30 pm on Friday. The correct total will become self-evident at 8:15 a.m. on Monday. Any instrument when dropped will roll into the least accessible corner.If something breaks, and it stops you from doing something, it will be fixed when you:
- No longer need it
- Are in the middle of something else
- Don't want it to be fixed, because you really don't want to do what you were supposed to do