TGIF – (^▽^)

by Marie-Claire Jenkins May 22nd, 2009 

Welcome to yet another edition of TGIF here at the scoop. It's been a long and busy week for us all I am sure. Can we think back to one moment in the week where we thought "Yes! I love bouncing". I can. If you can't I suggest you go out bungee jumping, sailing, get in a funny car, dance or jump on your bed. It's good for you! Promise.

(Don't forget TGIF over at SFS!)

Without further ado…

Stuff I realy liked this week…

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages – "Alain Colmerauer designs the logic language Prolog. His goal is to create a language with the intelligence of a two year old. " – priceless. And somewhat true.

The Physics clip at Geekologie – This is pretty awesome. See, this man can bounce.

Dale Chihuly glass – Just amazingly colourful and rich pictures. I love these.

The Elumens VisionStation VS/V3 – the geek desk to rule them all.

Pacman mural – I'd love this in my house.

Facts:

The original Yahoo! URL was: http://akebono.stanford.edu/

Domain registration was free until 1995 when the National Science Foundation decided to change this.

One third of the world population has never made a telephone call.

The first Sci-fi video game was Spacewar! created by a group of students at MIT in 1961.

Your eyeballs are three and a half percent salt.

Quotes:

The sooner you start to code, the longer the program will take. (R. Carlson)

We don't have time to stop for gas, we're already late.(on how Software Projects are often Run) (M. Cleron)

Unless in communicating with it [a computer] one says exactly what one means, trouble is bound to result. (A. Turing)

It's easy to cry "bug" when the truth is that you've got a complex system and sometimes it takes a while to get all the components to co-exist peacefully. (D. Vargas)

In general we are least aware of what our minds do best. (Marvin Minsky)

Tune of the Week:

Baddest Ruffest - Backyard Dog

Cool video footage of the week:

Wow – this is dedication to a passion…love it :)

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