welcome to another edition of TWIG. I hope that you have all enjoyed this week and that you feel satisfied with your accomplishments. If you don’t, it’s time to stop worrying about it and sort it out, you have hours to go. The weekend is nigh and there is plenty of stuff for you to do out there in the real world. Make sure you look out for the game Bot Colony though, I’ll be hiding away with that one when it surfaces
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Without further ado…
like nailing jelly to a tree /adj./
Used to describe a task thought to be impossible, esp. one in which the difficulty arises from poor specification or inherent slipperiness in the problem domain. “Trying to display the `prettiest’ arrangement of nodes and arcs that diagrams a given graph is like nailing jelly to a tree, because nobody’s sure what `prettiest’ means algorithmically.”
Hacker use of this term may recall mainstream slang originated early in the 20th century by President Theodore Roosevelt. There is a legend that, weary of inconclusive talks with Colombia over the right to dig a canal through its then-province Panama, he remarked, “Negotiating with those pirates is like trying to nail currant jelly to the wall.” Roosevelt’s government subsequently encouraged the anti-Colombian insurgency that created the nation of Panama.
Lightlane - the cycle lane that travels with you. A beam of light creates one for you. Very clever.
Endeavor HX1 – Motorola design a headset that works with your bones. No kidding.
Vacuum tube chess set – possible the coolest chess set around.
Amphibious car – nothing stops this one, water, hills, roads, you name it.
Yanko Design clipboard – E-Ink clipboard that looks slick and useful.
Lexeme of the week:
gray matter: Older, experienced business people hired by young entrepreneurial firms looking to appear more reputable and established. (GeekSpeak)
Code of the week:
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It is a dysfunctional relationship (by Enumerator)
Geek tweet of the week:
“score. just bought the last rgb necklace – typography jewelry http://tinyurl.com/mn3jnk (via @picocool)” (@emilychang)
Time-sink of the week:
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