New Joel: Rub a dub dub (referring to “code scrubbing”, an alternative to a possibly-suicidal full rewrite).
Funny quote: “Somewhere, someone with a big stack of 4×6 cards is sharpening their pencil to poke my eyes out. What do you mean you didn’t design your classes?”
Sage quote: “Occassionally I would encounter a weird nugget in the code. These nuggets were usually bug fixes that had been implemented over the years. Luckily I could keep the bug fix intact. In many of these cases, I realized that had I started from scratch, I would have made the same bug all over again, and may not have noticed it for months or years.”