In the spirit of Cafe au Lait I'm going to start having a quote of the day... or at least a quote of the moment- because I want to be cool like Elliotte. (And he's not just cool because of that- he's also cool because I've got a couple of his java books sitting right next to me.)
So here's the first one:
"My general view on software engineering these days is that you really
don't know what you're doing until you've done it once, so just hack it
now and re-factor later."