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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Murphy's Laws

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 version
  • Love Laws
  • Murphy'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

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