Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I hope that the week has been enjoyable and that the less enjoyable bits were but a mere smudge on the horizon. I’m hearing lots of nice things about the weather on the other side of the world, what is this “Spring” you speak of? We just have a cooler summer here. Things here at SFS have been moving a bit lately, and I have some news to break:
As from next week TGIF will appear at Seo Scoop – it was offered a new home, and I think it’ll be happy there. I trust you will go and visit our beloved TGIF and make sure it doesn’t get lonely over there and that the other posts let it join in and play.
My second announcement (phew!) is that I will be introducing the “*Blip* *Blip* *Blip* Please Reboot Universe” post instead. I have something new up my sleeve for you. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.
Without further ado…
Stuff I really liked this week…
5 geniuses who were massive a$$holes – very educational indeed
The Pac-Man Dossier – “dedicated to providing Pac-Man players of all skill levels with the most complete and detailed study of the game possible”.
Cake Wrecks – showcasing cakes that have gone horribly and hilariously wrong: check out the Yahoo! cake.
“How the way people code “Hello World” varies depending on their age and job” – an oldie but a goldie for sure
J.C.R Licklider’s idea of a “Galactic Network” were the seeds for the Internet (He helped form ARPANET in 1969).
Approximately 365 million people in the world have computers while half of the world’s 6.5 billion population has never seen or used a telephone.
A byte, in computer terms, means 8 bits. A nibble is half that: 4 bits.
Originally, Nintendo was a playing card manufacturer.
An iceberg contains more heat than a lit match.
“The Web might be better than sex” (B. Metcalfe)
The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve. (H. Trevor-Howard)
“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”. (H.Thompson)
“Dakin (to Irwin, his teacher): Do you really believe that, sir, or are you just trying to make us think?” (A.Bennet)
“Debugging is anticipated with distaste, performed with reluctance, and bragged about forever.” (Anon.)
Tune of the week…
Gigantic - The Pixies
Cool video footage of the week…
This is awesome, what more can I say? Oh yes, thanks Steve