Finagle's First Law: If an experiment works, something has gone wrong.
Finagle's Fourth Law: Once a job is messed up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
Always draw your curves then plot the readings.
Experiments should be reproducable, - they should all fail in the same way.
Do not believe in miracles -- rely on them.
When working toward the solution of a problem, it always helps if you know the answer.
Any given program, once running, is obsolete.
Any given program will expand to fill all available resources.
The value of a program is proportional to the weight of its output.
Program complexity grows until it exceeds the capability of the programmer who must maintain it.