Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I hope that you have participated in some fun out-of-office activities because it’s not all about work is it. As far as in-office-activities I hope that you had fun on some good projects, getting all into them and excited. I hear it’s snowing a lot oin some places, and I’m not feeling so smug now because here in Oz we’re coming into autumn and it’s STILL raining.
Without further ado…
Stuff I really liked this week:
The NASA jet propulsion lab “Readying for Mars: Live ‘Clean Room Cam’ and Chat“: you can see how it’s being assembled and everything!
Discovering “Lovely charts” which allow you to produce great looking diagrams and things all for free.
The LED tunnel which allows you to see what it’s like to travel at the speed of light.
The ANTI-SEO site called Isolatr, where you can make sure your blog is never linked to or found.
PhD comics’ awesome “How to turn you CV into a Resume” pic.
A programming language is like a natural, human language in that it favors certain metaphors, images, and ways of thinking. (S.Papert, 1980)
Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons. (Popular Science, 1959)
Don’t ask what it means, but rather how it is used. (L.Wittgenstein)
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.(T.J.Watson)
The problem with using C++… is that there’s already a strong tendency in the language to require you to know everything before you can do anything.(L.Wall)
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.(G. Galilie)
Nam June Paik coined the phrase “information superhighway” in 1974.
Peter Deutsch at McGill in Montreal the first index created in 1989. It was called Archie.
‘The Web might be better than sex’ was coined by Bob Metcalf in 1995
The pound key (#) symbol’s true name is octothorpe
SITD – still in the dark
By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.