If you think I’m just joking when I talk about Murphy’s Law, think again. I’ve been doing projects since I was 5. I’ve done easy ones, I’ve done hard ones. I’ve been in the linear particle accelerator at Stanford University working on projects with doctors and engineers who have fancy degrees and thousands of years’ worth of experience. Nothing ever goes the way it’s supposed to. Never.
Always remember: Measure twice, cut once. Then be prepared for anything, and always be patient. Every project involves art and science. The science part is usually obvious, and that’s what attracts most people. The art is in smiling when things go awry.