TGIF – >:-l

by Marie-Claire Jenkins July 10th, 2009 

Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I hope that you have all had an excellent week and that you are looking forward to some time off the great treadmill of life. The winter months here in OZ are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to time out in the ocean this weekend. Make sure you get out and about, especially if it's summer with you, and breathe in the fresh air, enjoy yourselves.

Without further ado…

Stuff I really liked this week…

Beautiful jellyfish photos – I love jellyfish, they're so beautiful and these are ace photos of them. Nature was on fire the day it made these!

Small vehicles, massive loads – if you've ever been to south-east Asia you'll have seen people carrying amazing loads on little bikes, just like in these photos. Quite remarkable!

Airmail laptop wallet – different, cool, useful…awesome :)

Long exposure pics – I love long exposure photos and these are brilliant.

Facts:

A.S. Douglas wrote a version of Tic-Tac-Toe for the EDSAC as part of his PhD at Cambridge University in 1952.

The oldest 3rd generation language is FORTRAN (Formula Translation) which was developed in 1953 by IBM.

Peter Norton Computing introduced Norton Utilities in 1982, it was used by the computer savvy people and served as a prime hacker tool.

The theory of the Relational Database was introduced by Ted Codd at IBM in 1970.

Leibnitz invented the binary calculus in 1672.

Quotes:

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. (William Bragg)

We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins (Ellen Ullman)

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim. (Edsger Dijkstra)

A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage. (Robert S. McNamara)

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. (Arthur C. Clarke)

Tune of the Day:

Tu Vuo Fa L'Americano – Danny Brillant

Cool video footage of the week:

You will go aaaaaaaaaaawwww…oooooooooohhh….Just so you know.

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One Response to “TGIF – >:-l”

  1. Tom Bradshaw says:

    That video made me laugh – never even heard of a slow loris. Certainly likes being tickled