TGIF – :-){

by Marie-Claire Jenkins October 22nd, 2009 

Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I hope that you've all had an awesome week and that you're enjoying the thought of a few days of cool time coming up! It's worth sleeping in and getting all mellow and relaxed under a warm duvet if you're in the cold part of the world. If you're in the warm hemisphere: get up and enjoy the sunshine. Whether you have a lazy weekend planned or an active one, enjoy the time away from the light of the screen :)

Without further ado…

Stuff I really liked this week…

Amazing splattered paint – This is a collection of paint splatters from famous artists. I love the Hirst, Pollock and Francis ones especially but I'd have them all on my wall if I could.

1000 year forecast infographic – yes, I am also still waiting for my hover board

Colour photographs from Russia from the early 19thC – these are really atmospheric

18 hilarious modes of transport that science gave up on too soon – The propeller powered monorail looks particularly special

The Symphony of science project – "a musical project by John Boswell designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form"

Facts:

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A whale's penis is called a dork.

Marc Andreessen founded Netscape. In 1993, he had already developed Mosaic, the first Web browser with a GUI.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

Seagate introduced the first hdd for pcs in 1979.It held 5 M.B of data.

Quotes:

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. –G.K. Chesterton

Remember how quickly our field [computer science] changes. That's why you want to focus on learning things that don't change: how to work well with other people, how to carefully assess a client's real — as opposed to perceived — needs, and things like that. –Randy Pausch

Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.–Peter Drucker

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work. –Charles Kettering

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.–A. A. Milne

Tune of the week:

Summer sun – Koop

Video gem of the week:

Inspiring story and amazing scenery…enjoy :)

You May Also Like

One Response to “TGIF – :-){”

  1. Liquid EPDM says:

    Winter have been just started and I have lot my colleagues suffering from flu and temperature, I like winter season and I hope all you guys are enjoying too. :)