TGIF- =8-)

by Marie-Claire Jenkins October 8th, 2009 

Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I hope that the week has treated you well and that you have enjoyed yourselves. If you didn't have a lot of fun and fund the week long, difficult and tiring, then fear not the weekend is upon you. Do something extra nice and put the world back in parallel. If you're not much of a cook and especially if you are I suggest you make a cake this weekend. If you;re feeling extra creative maybe you can decorate it with an SEO theme and send a photo of it in. I'll put it in the next edition of TGIF :)

Without further ado…

Stuff I really liked this week…

10 remarkable animals that saved people's lives - this is a really lovely collection of short stories

50 great examples of data visualization – wow! I never get tired of these things, beautiful and functional

Flavour and aroma rise in Champagne bubbles – the NY Times tells us all about Champagne and bubbles

80% of people quietly despise their lives – Steve Spalding's observations ring true, be part of the 20%

The art and motion of the Beatles: Rock Band – Beautiful.

Facts…

Svalbard Global Seed vault contains is located in an underground cavern in Norway and preserves all kinds of seeds

In 1926 women were banned from competing in marathons because it was believed that it made them infertile.

Facebook was originally called TheFaceBook

Lorem Ipsum comes from a Latin text from 45 BC sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero

The Hawaiian Alphabet only contains 12 letters: a, e, i, o, u, h, k, l, m, n, p and w.

Quotes…

Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them. –Alan J. Perlis

The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague. –Edsger Dijkstra

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. –Aldous Huxley

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I've found it!), but "That's funny…". –Isaac Asimov

A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done. –Fred Allen

Tune of the week…

California Soul - Marlena Shaw

Video gem of the week…

Such an eye opener onto the human condition :)

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3 Responses to “TGIF- =8-)”

  1. Thanks for sharing those – love the animal stories and the Beatles!

  2. Red Fox says:

    Love this quote "Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them"

  3. Shaun says:

    Like the little read, I didn't know facebook had changed its name, thats something new I didn't know of before.
    Hope you do get some pictures of a cakes.