Imeoidh an seanfhear atá cráite liath,
Imeoidh an fhuiseog is áilne ar an gcraoibh,
Imeoidh an duine óg is a cháil ina dhiaidh
Imeoidh a dtiocfaidh is a dtáinig ariamh.
The old man, grey with torment, will go,
The most beautiful skylark on the branch will go,
The young man will go, and his reputation will follow him,
All that ever will come and has come will go.
in regards to the design of tools, among other things:
striving to design a set of intuitive, repeatable implementation details is probably more valuable in the long-term than designing a piece of software which serves as an implementation in isolation.
If anything, that software will likely serve best as a playground for exploration, uncovering the problems and solutions that will comprise a set of meaningful and enduring implementation details.
I guess, the words "in isolation" are a little bit misplaced here, because none of the machines I've listed are truly capable of replicating themselves without the help of at least one other machine in the list, and in some cases even then there are likely incompatibilities amidst some combinations.
What you know will hurt you.
Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.