The best tool for the job is the one you can use

Food poising is not fun in the slightest, but fortunately by using a combination of soothing music and Tiger Balm my headache as of a few hours ago is completely gone. Mary Wallace and my GP suggested I eat bread, rice, apples and toast of which I'm eating right now. Provided I don't get out of this computer chair and don't eat too quickly I think I'll be fine.

With that in mind, I thought I'd share another quote, this time from the FreeBSD forums:

the daemon you know is better than the penguin you don’t.
~ danger@

He's referring of course to BSD (the daemon) and Linux (the pengiun).

Reminds me of another similar quote by someone who I can't recall right now who said [paraphrasing] the best programming language for a job is the programming language you're best at and enjoy.

I've been learning a new programming language and a new OS to keep my mind sharp while I'm on holidays, you'll see the reviews of these in upcoming days. Ironically I started learning these because I thought I needed to broaden my horizons and get out of my FreeBSD, Mac, Ruby and Perl comfort zone. Those two quotes above pretty much shoot that down in flames don't they? I don't mind though, I still find them fascinating.

Without sounding too cheesy, I love learning new things, or using old things in new ways. It's one of the greatest pleasures in life.


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