welcome to another edition of TWIG. I do hope that you have had an excellent week and that you have been able to play with some fun new gadgets. I’ve been eyeing up some Android phones and playing with all the different opportunities they present. I wish they came prettier, like the iphone though. We’ve had a fun filled week and Google’s Caffeine has landed. I’m sure we’ll all have plenty to say in time but right now I’m waiting to see and know more. Everything is moving at the moment in the online search world and it’s hard to predict what that space will look like in 5 years time. Will there be a big #1 engine and if so who will it be? Let me know what you think but right now we have far more important things to cover – The “code of the week” is being replaced by “Question of the week” so thinking caps on.
Without further ado…
wabbit /wab’it/ /n./
[almost certainly from Elmer Fudd's immortal line "You wascawwy wabbit!"] 1. A legendary early hack reported on a System/360 at RPI and elsewhere around 1978; this may have descended (if only by inspiration) from a hack called RABBITS reported from 1969 on a Burroughs 5500 at the University of Washington Computer Center. The program would make two copies of itself every time it was run, eventually crashing the system. 2. By extension, any hack that includes infinite self-replication but is not a virus or worm.
Gerber Crucial Multi-Tool – everyone needs pliers and things. Especially nice in green.
Samsung’s TL225 camera – it has a little display at the front to make self-portrait no longer hit and miss.
MyPressie Twist – it’s a portable espresso machine, cool.
Digital BBQ Tongs – tells you when the food is cooked. I am sure you can find some imaginative things to do with the data.
Moshi IVR Alarm Clock – voice powered!
Lexeme of the week:
a villian archtype who controls between one and five minions (such as zombies, robots, or ninjas).
Question of the week:
What is the speed of dark?
Geek tweet of the week:
“It was the first time I’ve had to deal with a leak in Perl. I was psyched to be able to use something called ObjectDestroyer!” (@Cakatz)
Time-sink of the week:
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