I welcome you to a happy space of respite and enjoyment at the end of this rather busy week. I hope that your programs have successfully compiled, that all error messages were descriptive, and that your bugs were indeed features. There is of course a 90% chance that the opposite happened, but that’s the joy of working with computers is it not
Without further ado…
banana problem: n.
[from the story of the little girl who said “I know how to spell ‘banana’, but I don't know when to stop”]. Not knowing where or when to bring a production to a close (compare fencepost error). One may say there is a banana problem of an algorithm with poorly defined or incorrect termination conditions, or in discussing the evolution of a design that may be succumbing to featuritis.
The Chumby squishy media player – it streams all your favorite stuff from RSS feeds to news and all sorts. And it’s squishy.
The very cool lego chair – not sure how comfortable it is, but it looks awesome.
Cucciolo 2005 bike – a modern version of the Ducati 1946 Cucciolo (motor powered bicycle) – please send immediately!
One Laptop per child – A project close to my heart, led by Nicholas Negroponte - buy one for you, send one to a deprived child – easy
Lexeme of the week:
“Dead tree edition”
“I can’t believe he made me give him the dead tree edition of the file”
Code of the week:
% ^How did the sex change operation go?^
Geek tweet of the week:
“You know you are in silicon valley when: there is a guy wearing a “Will work for L$” tshirt at the Coffee shop” @dajobe
Time-sink of the week: