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by Marie-Claire Jenkins September 17th, 2009 

Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I hope that you have had a fabulous week and that you are all enjoying the change of season. The hot season is coming here in Australia and I look forward to the ocean warming up. On the other side of the world many of you will be looking forward to winter and snuggling up over cups of hot tea and the like. But the winter season also means snow, which means skiing, snowboarding and sliding on your bum! Summer means water sports! Wherever you are, get out and about, and plan some trips to take advantage of what the season coming has to offer. Not to mention this one!

Without further ado…

Stuff I liked this week:

Sachin Tendulkar's New Shell House – this is awesome, I'd love to live in it. Beautiful colours…

39 strange but true newspaper headlines – I like "Blind Man Bites Guide Dog In Drunken Rage" (Daily Telegraph)

360 Degree panorama of the Milky Way – I never get tired of pictures like this

What does your soul look like? – draw your soul and send your pic in to one of my favourite blogs "Information is Beautiful"

Geek and Poke – best comic on the web

Facts:

The LoveLetter virus infected users via e-mail, Internet chat and shared file systems. It caused $8.75 billion worth of damage by deleting files, messing with registries and changing homepages.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

Around 2,000 left-handed people die annually due to improper use of equipment designed only for right handed people.

The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.

Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day. (Laugh more!)

Quotes:

There is only one problem with common sense; its not very common." Milt Bryce

A program is never less than 90% complete, and never more than 95% complete. " Terry Baker

Java is the most distressing thing to hit computing since MS-DOS. " Alan Kay

Being able to break security doesnt make you a hacker anymore than being able to hotwire cars makes you an automotive engineer. " Eric Raymond

I am not out to destroy Microsoft, that would be a completely unintended side effect. " Linus Torvalds

Tune of the week:

Don't let the man get you down - Fatboy Slim

Video Gem of the week:

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