Welcome to another edition of TGIF. This is the first edition to appear on the new blog so well have a little celebratory clap and woop just because. I imagine that most of you have been freezing your privates off in those cold countries but don’t worry about me, it’s over 30 degress celsius here in Sydney – I hope that the week has treated you well and you have enjoyed working on interesting and exciting projects, and that those that were less exciting weren’t too much trouble.
Without further ado…
Stuff I really like this week:
Finding out that Chrome will have extensions in May!
The Real Time Statistics project that shows how many Google searches are happening right now and lots of other cool stuff.
Solar venetian blinds that store energy all day and then light up at night.
The bacon flowchart.
The structure of a system reflects the structure of the organization that built it. (R. Fairley)
Act in haste and repent at leisure; code too soon and debug forever. (R.Kennington)
When teaching a rapidly changing technology, perspective is more important than content. (R. Pattis)
Don’t tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. (G. Patton)
Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one’s native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer. (E. Dijstra)
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
The first coast-to-coast telephone line in the U.S was established in 1914.
The Skylab astronauts grew 1.5 – 2.25 inches (3.8 – 5.7 centimeters) due to spinal lengthening and straightening as a result of zero gravity.
The highest temperature produced in a laboratory was 920,000,000 F (511,000,000 C) at the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor in Princeton, NJ, USA.
No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
According to an old English system of time units, a moment is one and a half minutes
Little YouTube fun:
“The Axis of Awesome” – 4 chords for every hit: a demo