Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I bet you’re all enjoying the long Easter weekend, and I hope you all have something nice planned. Make sure you eat enough chocolate to last you a year and that you steal some from the kiddies too. They eat way too much rubbish these days anyway. You will I hope get some time away from the magical web and venture outside. I tried it on Thursday and it was quite safe, I assure you.
Without further ado…
Stuff I really liked this week…
Rediscovering my favourite computer of all time HEX – best error messages ever i.e. “+++Whoops! Here comes the cheese! +++”
This very cool drawing that explains “why people who work with computers seem to have a lot of spare time“.
The Music Explaura- it’s a music exploration engine and it’s super accurate as far as I can tell. Thumbs all the way up.
These photos of the geekiest trainers around – go geeks!
In the course of a lifetime the average person will grow 2 meters of nose hair.
“Floccinaucinihilipilification” means that an item is useless. It’s the longest non-medical term in the English language.
In Chinese, the words for crisis and opportunity are the same.
GEEK is an acronym in the US Military for General Electrical Engineering Knowledge
Indiana Jones’ horse in The Last Crusade was also John Rambo’s horse in Rambo III.
Whenever possible, steal code.(T.Duff)
Good customer relations double productivity.(L.Bernstein)
The structure of a system reflects the structure of the organization that built it. (R.Fairley)
Sure, 90% of all software is crap. That’s because 90% of everything is crap.(M. Shaw)
It is better to have an approximate answer to the right question than an exact answer to the wrong one. (J. Tukey)
Tune of the week…
Frontier Psychiatrist - The Avalanches
Cool video footage of the week…
The Internet is a “world wide computer switchboard” – presenting the internet on television in 1993. Enjoy!