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 :)

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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. :)