Welcome to another edition of TGIF. Here’s hoping you’ve had a good week and that you’re looking forward to the weekend despite that! Weekends are a time to do something different from the norm in my opinion. Try a new chocolate bar, go somewhere you’ve never been, buy a album you’ve never even listened to, try downhill mountain biking or brave the skate park (an 8 year old showed me how to drop into a half-pipe). If it’s been a while since you’ve done anything new, give it a go and see how you get on. Here in Oz I have had a few visits from the local wildlife: a couple of funnel web spiders (in the house), 2 bush turkeys, and a possum. Being a city/beach girl this has all been a bit of a trauma.
Without further a do…
Stuff I really liked this week…
15 strangest college courses in America – I need to go to the University of California at Irvine to study “The science of superheroes”
The Real Benefits Of Bug Tracking – Have you ever asked someone out on Bugzilla?
Ian’s shoelace site – everything about shoelaces
LapDawg – making it easy to type whilst lying on your back – as you do…
4 tier tiffin lunch box – I have one of these and it’s really useful. It’s transformed lunch time.
Wonder Woman co-creator William Moulton Marston also created the systolic blood-pressure test, which led to the creation of the polygraph (lie detector).
Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.
‘Bimbo’ is a brand of soft drink manufactured and marketed by Coca-Cola, Inc.
Henry Ford, father of the Automobile, is also father of the charcoal briquette.
Yahoo! was originally called ‘Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web’.
Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.(N. Negroponte)
The best is the enemy of the good.(Voltaire)
I have never learned anything except from people younger than myself. (O. Wilde)
In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them. (J. von Neumann)
The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components of a computer system are those that aren’t there. (G.Bell)
Tune of the week:
Shelter - Bedouin Soundclash
Cool video footage of the week…
A little inspiration for us all, youtube style.