TGIF – ~~8-O

by Marie-Claire Jenkins June 12th, 2009 

Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I am freezing cold and tried wearing gloves to type but that experiment failed somewhat. It is summer for many of you now and you will be enjoying a much warmer climate than I am. I suspect that you are all looking forward to all those summer weddings, the picnics, the beach, the holidays and everything that comes with the summer season. Mind you there's that longing when you look out the window at work, cheer yourself up by popping out for ice cream. For us cold people it'll be hot drinks all round.

Without further ado…

Stuff I really liked this week…

My Milk Toof - the strange and amusing journey of a couple of milk teeth

Faces in Places – photos of things in daily life that look like a face – also odd but cool.

LunchBreath – very cool arty mindmaps from an artist who has a lot more time than most of us on his hands

Maybe you shouldn't buy that – an excellent collection of all sorts of expensive and useless things that you shouldn't buy

This weird computer – Is that a UV light?

Facts:

Women are roughly 20 percent of IT professionals.

Nearly 75% of tomorrow's jobs will require use of computers

There are more atoms in a bucketful of water than there are bucketfuls of water in the Atlantic Ocean.

Kangaroos and Emus can't walk backwards.

Dynamite contains peanuts as an ingredient.

Quotes:

“The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.” (Bill Gates)

“Software is a gas; it expands to fill its container.” (Nathan Myhrvold)

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” (Confucius)

“Less than 10% of the code has to do with the ostensible purpose of the system; the rest deals with input-output, data validation, data structure maintenance, and other housekeeping.” (Mary Shaw)

“Simplicity, carried to the extreme, becomes elegance.” (Jon Franklin)

Tune of the week:

The A-Team theme tune – DJ Yoda (a little retro action for today)

Cool video footage of the week:

The Commodore-64 commercial. I had one too. I have no idea what ladies in bikinis have to do with it though.

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One Response to “TGIF – ~~8-O”

  1. Not sure what's funnier, the commercial or the Commodore! :-)