Even simple stuff can be complicated. When that happens, it helps to change your perspective, or just slow things down.

Mario-Portal mashup. Ten kinds of awesome.

Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer

Let people choose change. I don’t think people are afraid of change, as a concept. They’re afraid of change that’s forced upon them. That isn’t change, it’s violence.
Jason Fried
If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.
—Albert Einstein
Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.
—Pablo Picasso

It’s true: a few weeks of programming really can save you hours of building a spreadsheet.

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
—Henry Ford