Welcome to another edition of TGiF. For many of us the week has been really really busy and we’re all looking forward to a nice weekend away from the heat and diversifying our lives with fun activities, friends, or just some relaxing time at home. I will be off the the Melbourne Grand Prix which is exciting. Having lived next to Monaco for most of my life, the fact that it’s my 1st grand prix is a bit lame! It’s never too late. I hope you’re all planning some cool trips too, and that you manage to stay away from the Internet!
Without further ado…
Stuff I really liked this week:
The CTRL-ALT-DELETE cups from Mod Design
A series of photos of cool geek desks – I especially like this one
Retro stuff from ThinkGeek – especially the retro phone handset
The Antipode map where you can click on a location and see the other side of the world from it
Cool information visualizations by Dewey
In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.
Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.
Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.
The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his “signature” on the keyboard.
Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.
In time of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.(A. Rogers)
Precise language is not the problem. Clear language is the problem. (R. Feynman)
A good programming language is a conceptual universe for thinking about programming. (A.Perilis)
Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. As a result, genius is often a talented person who has simply done all of his homework. (T.Edison)
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. (A. Einstein)
Tune of the week:
Cool video footage this week…
Animator v Animation II – very amusing.