this is the 2nd edition of TWIG…how time flies! This week has been spent working, but also looking for a new game to play. I have a Fallout3 hangover, please send through recommendations. During my travels I’ve come across some gems this week, and I think you’ll like ‘em.
Don’t forget to check out TGIF for even more geeky fun over at Seo Scoop.
Without further ado…
schroedinbug /shroh’din-buhg/ /n./
[MIT: from the Schroedinger's Cat thought-experiment in quantum physics] A design or implementation bug in a program that doesn’t manifest until someone reading source or using the program in an unusual way notices that it never should have worked, at which point the program promptly stops working for everybody until fixed. Though (like bit rot) this sounds impossible, it happens; some programs have harbored latent schroedinbugs for years. [Jargon File]
And that’s why my T-shirt is funny.
Percussa Audio Cubes – “they produce lo-fi music (”cube bending”), double as visual controllers, and can network wirelessly in groups of up to 100 cubes”.
A Squeezebox Boom – a network music player by the ever so good Logitech
Novatel’s MiFi personal hotspot gadget – “The MiFi is a Wi-Fi router with a twist: it’s battery powered and has a cellular modem built in”.
Averatec Star Special Edition notebook – I’ve haven’t tried it, but it really is pretty.
This new Android phone Bliss – This demo is so cool, I want one now.
Lexeme of the week:
“That’s classic Gingktage” = “That’s geek vintage”
My Pac-man t-shirt is an example of Ginktage.
Code of the week:
@_ = qw/ what’s infinity?/;
@_ = @_; print “perls best @_[infinity] n”;
@_ = qw/ the array was long/;
5.8.8 i486 output: perls best infinity?
Geek tweet of the week:
“Eating ginger ice cream while watching ‘Deleuze and the Use of the Genetic Algorithm in Architecture.’ @ http://tinyurl.com/cy482k” @hypertxt
Time-sink of the week: