Welcome to another edition of TGIF here at SEP. It's mid-October and today I spotted the first signs of Christmas in the shops: mince pies, cards, yule log and decorations. It's terrifying. I feel rushed. On the other hand I do love Lebkuchen so there is a silver lining to everything. Don't let it all fool you though, there are many weekends to go till Christmas and lots and lots of stuff to do till the year is out. I hope your week has been a good one and that you've got fun things to look forward to.

Without further ado...

Stuff I really liked this week...

Superheroes Montage Gallery - these photos are beautiful and atmospheric, and just plain cool.

10 GUI - oh yes please, I want a cool touchy feely alternative to the usual I/O devices

Photo of Einstein - not such a geek huh?

Anthropology, physics and linguistics diagrams - really interesting and beautiful stuff

The chemistry of information addiction - why is ignorance not bliss?


Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.

In 1982, a high school student from Los Angeles, California unscrambled the Rubik's Cube in 22.95 seconds.

Firefoxs accepted and preferred abbreviation is Fx and not FF.

On September the 2nd the Internet turned 40.


Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. --Leonardo Da Vinci

Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right things. --Stephen R. Covey

Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, 'We've always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise. --Grace Hopper

You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event -- it is a habit. --Aristotle

No one will pay you to solve a non-problem. --Vinod Kosla, co-founder, Sun Microsystems

Tune of the week...

Island in the Sun - Weezer

Video gem of the week...

Something a little different this time, but it was so beautiful I couldn't resist sharing it with you, Enjoy 🙂