Ben Woodruff's Website

Hello and welcome to my website. I've now been retired for a few years and have been spending much of my time golfing and working with wood. Lately I've been working with cherry wood. Cherry is a wonderful medium to play with, it is very hard, heavy, has beautiful grain patterns and polishes up quite nicely. I've been able to make some quality products most of which are in my study. To view what I have built so far click on the following link.

WoodArt By Ben

In 2014 I closed the doors on my software development business known as Ben Woodruff Information Services. It was a great 20-year run, I had lots of fun writing software and selling my products using this website. You may have known the software as Quick Quote, Payment Book, Coupon Book & Asset Tracking System. For those of you that purchased and used my software to help manage their businesses I thank you very much. Due to the migration of the information system landscape from desktop and laptop PC's to smart phones and tablets and the unfortunate fact that the tools I used to develop my software did not translate to smart phones and tablets very well I stopped selling my software. Although many of you have proposed to help me transition my software - at the time I did not have the personal time to invest in the venture. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this website but I do plan to hold on to For now, I'm going to post some of my favorite quotes and see where it goes. To my friends business and social please do not hesitate to drop me an e-mail to say hello or offer suggestions on what I might do with this site.

Cool Quotes and other Odd Stuff

I was listening to NPR the other day and heard this quote from a university cyber security professor Ė he called it the ABCís of cyber security. I then googled it and found that itís been around for a long time most notedly in criminology calling it the ABCís of forensic science. Author Unknown.

Assume nothing
Believe no one
Check everything

I was thinking the other day that I was always preparing for something whether itís a small job or a long-term goal and that preparation for a job takes more time than the actual job itself. I then looked up preparation quotes and I found these two quotes on preparation by Abraham Lincoln.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening my axe.
Abraham Lincoln

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
Abraham Lincoln

You can do anything you want to do.
Unknown Author

You gotta do what you gotta do.
Unknown Author

Jobs performed infrequently fail frequently.
Unknown Author

It's easy to find someone to start a job, it's easy to find someone to do the middle of a job, but you found someone special when you have found someone that can finish a job.
Unknown Author

When you approach your boss with a problem always have at least two solutions.
Unknown Author

Never ask a question that you donít already know the answer to.
Unknown Author - old lawyer saying

Never ever give up - perseverance is the key to success.
Unknown Author

The Dark Figure of Crime is the number of unreported of crimes.
Unknown Author

Question: When things are going bad what should you never do?
Answer: Nothing
Unknow Author

Live long and prosper.

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Hellen Keller

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