No code survives first contact with production

No idea who said this. I heard it recently and liked it 🙂

Redundant and concurrently maintainable: A service is running with enough instances (infra, and app) such that we can perform maintenance on a node, then have another one fail, and have the service still be able to run (3+)

James Hamilton

Eventually …

Execution beats luck
Consistency beats intensity
Curiosity beats smart
Kind beats clever
Together beats alone

The Knowledge Project

“Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.”

Don Miguel Ruiz in The Four Agreements