Well, I was all ready to call it a night here but just learned via twitter that Randy Pausch is sadly no longer alive in this world.
I watched The Last Lecture online a few months ago and recall the honesty and humility, tinged with regret for the days ahead, with which he delivered his talk.
The most powerful idea I got from his words was this one:
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
Professor Randy Pausch, RIP.
May his family and friends find peace and strength from Randy’s life and legacy.