TGIF – @–>

by Marie-Claire Jenkins October 2nd, 2009 

Welcome to another edition of TGIF!

I hope that you have had a cool week and that you are raring to start the weekend. It's so much fun to organise something with friends and all meet up to share food, time, stories, jokes and laughs. Make sure you do it if you haven't for a while, dial some numbers and set something up. I definitely think getting out of the city if you are in one or into a city of you are out of one is a fun thing to do. A little change of scenery can feel like a full holiday sometimes! Having said that I will be in solitary confinement in my flat writing my thesis. Such is life sometimes :)

Without further ado…

Stuff I really liked this week…

Honda 2WD electric scooter – it looks super retro and sorta cute. To boot it's world friendly.

Moleskin art – I always have a moleskin on me, and someone put theirs to good arty use – beautiful

10 strange places – here's something to do this weekend! I hope I get to see them all one day

Beware of nature – thought provoking sign

SmarterCities – IBM and Tumblr launched this social media initiative to build a planet of smarter cities – get involved

Facts:

The first known case of robot homicide occurred in 1981, when a robotic arm crushed a Japanese Kawasaki factory worker.

Archytas of Tarentum, a pal of Platos, built a mechanical bird driven by a jet of steam or compressed air"arguably historys first robot"in the fifth century B.C.

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE

Figlet, an ASCII font converter program, stands for Frank, Ian and Glenn's LETters.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

Quotes:

It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one. – Alan J. Perlis

We don't manage our time as well as we manage our space. There's an overhead of starting and an overhead of stopping a project because you kind of lose your momentum. And you've got to bracket and put aside all the things you're already doing. So you need reasonably large blocks of uninterrupted time if you're going to be successful at doing some of these things. That's why hackers tend to stay up late. – Bill Joy

Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid: humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.
- Albert Einstein

I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone. – Bjarne Stroustrup

The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time. – Tom Cargill

Tune of the week:

Even Flow – Pearl Jam

Video gem of the week:

Wow. He is one lucky Frenchman. Awesome footage.

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5 Responses to “TGIF – @–>”

  1. Jayesh says:

    Hi
    Nice Post.
    Ya, i had a good week and waiting for weekend

  2. Weekends are the best days of the week. Can't wait for next weekend

  3. I love the TGIF's, thanks again!

  4. Thank goodness it is friday!

  5. Kat Young says:

    OMG. That kite boarding thing is scary!