No Shit, Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes solved murders as follows: if a situation seems impossible, eliminate everything that is impossible. What's left, however unlikely, must be what happened.
This principle comes in handy when trying to find stuff. I'm extremely proficient at losing things, and I know from experience that you should never (a) try to remember where you last used It or (b) try to guess where It should be. You only ask yourself this when it's pointless. My Holmes-inspired recommendation: look everywhere. Since my living quarters are quite cramped, this is an easy task anyway, and it saves a world of frustration.

Posted by cronopio at 02:40 AM, February 17, 2003