Here are several funny and memorable quotes from the popular O'Reilly books. To make sure I'm not twisting the author's words, you may want to search for the quotes to get some context. If pages are no longer available, google's cache may allow you to accomplish your goal. (wink wink, nudge nudge)
||"Perl CD Bookshelf" "Questions, comments, and suggestions to email@example.com"
||Perl in a Nutshell
||"If you bounce back and forth a lot, you'll find yourself typing the wrong things occasionally."
||"rename fred barney die Can't rename fred to barney"
||Learning Perl on Win32 Systems
||"enumerating these weird, quote-like operators"
||"social languages prefer to cooperate with other languages"
||"Perl variable lives in a symbol table and holds one hard reference to its underlying thingy"
||Advanced Perl Programming
||"For a delightful discussion of little languages, do have a look at Jon Bentley's More Programming Pearls"
||"The color comes from suspended minerals and decomposed organic matter from marginal swamps"
||"Single scalar variables are like hermits, living a solitary existence"
||"Based upon the polite principle that terminals should be seen and not heard"
||Perl Best Practices
||"'Behaving very well' may seem stuffy and conventional and uncreative and completely at odds with the whole outlaw hacker ethos"
|"Unix CD Bookshelf" "Questions, comments, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org"
||UNIX Power Tools
||"There have been some big changes in Unix since we wrote the first edition"
||"sitting in front of a terminal, it's sometimes hard to realize that you're face to face with about twenty-five years of accumulated history"
||"efficient way to write quick and comprehensible shell scripts"
||UNIX in a Nutshell: System V Edition
||Learning the vi Editor
||sed & awk
||Learning the Korn Shell
||"The Korn shell belongs to the most common category"
||"When you invoke the command dave"
||"Most signals cause a process that receives them to roll over and die"
||Learning the UNIX Operating System
|DNS & BIND
||"Since you would undoubtedly prefer that hackers not commandeer your name server"
||"Good parenting is vital to the success of your network"
||"At Movie U., we put in a firewall to protect ourselves from the Big Bad Internet"
||TCP/IP Network Administration
||sendmail Desktop Reference
||Building Internet Firewalls
||Practical UNIX & Internet Security
||Managing NFS and NIS
||"thundering herd problem exists, which results when there are lots of threads"
||SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide
||Network Troubleshooting Tools
|Java in a Nutshell
||Java Language Reference
||Java AWT Reference
||Java Fundamental Classes Reference
Java Enterprise Bookshelf
|"Java™ Enterprise CD Bookshelf" "Questions, comments, and suggestions to email@example.com"
||Java Enterprise in a Nutshell
||Java in a Nutshell
||Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell
||Java Servlet Programming
||"fit into any organized drawer and yet can't be thrown away"
||"wish you had taken that typing course back in high school"
||"Honest! The examples from this chapter were dreamed up only after"
||"an applet can normally get the current time from the system"
||"When Java was first released and touted as being secure"
||Java Distributed Computing
||"agents in your distributed application safe from network hostility"
||"ContentProducer effect2 = new GrainEffect"
Web Developer's Bookshelf
|HTML: The Definitive Guide
||"Capture and examine the source HTML documents for the juicy bits"
||CGI Programming on the World Wide Web
||Web Master in a Nutshell
Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C
|"access control handler has the job of giving thumbs up"
Unix Backup & Recovery
|"It is not possible to assign a monetary value to all types of data"
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