# development as design
Once the kickoff meeting was complete, I went away and sat on my hands until the designers were finished doing their thing.
"Thank you Lisa Congdon."
"Comparison is the thief of joy."
"regret minimization framework
…project myself forward to age 80 and say, ‘OK, I’m looking back on my life. I want to minimize the number of regrets I have.’"
"If you don’t also give them a list of things that are already working well, they might accidentally throw the baby out with the bathwater."
"You see, when you’re middle class, you have to live with the fact that history will ignore you. You have to live with the fact that history can never champion your causes and that history will never feel sorry for you. It is the price that is paid for day-to-day comfort and silence. And because of this price, all happinesses are sterile; all sadnesses go unpitied."
"TRANSIENCE IS NOW PERMANENCE & THE FATE OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES (DOOMED)"
"The Internet has made me very casual with a level of omniscience that was unthinkable a decade ago. I now wonder if God gets bored knowing the answer to everything."