Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I hope that the week has been a meaningful and prosperous one or failing that a mad and exciting one. On my travels through the web, being playful by nature, I pick up all of these goodies for your Friday pleasure. I trust that you are enjoying the mix of wacky, cool and plain odd. The weekend is nigh, and no doubt you have plans, if not make some. It's good to get out and about and also kick back a little too. This week I have a little Twitter task for you: At random pick 5 followers/following-ers and tweet something nice about them. It'll make everyone feel warm and smiley inside 🙂

Without further ado...

Stuff I really liked this week...

25 crazy laws from around the world - In New York, the penalty for jumping off a building is: Death. (!?)

The Gigapan system - Excellent image manipulation

Introducing the warship - Dr. Richard Obousy shares his concept for a futuristic, yet scientifically accurate, warpship design.

10 Things You Didnt Know About Emoticons 🙂 - Nice article on the history of those little things that mean so much to us

The Grammar vandal blog - Excellent posts giving all sorts of companies and people a telling off for using bad grammar


20 transparent plastic Macintosh SE were produced in 1987 to verify internal component layout. Ten were built and given to members of the development team.

A litre of vinegar is heavier in winter than in summer.

Quick silver is not silver, but it is another name of mercury. It is so heavy that piece of iron floats on its surface.

In 1982 Time magazine named the computer its "Man of the Year."

The first computer mouse was introduced in 1968 by Douglas Engelbart at the Fall Joint Computer Expo in San Francisco.


Its hardware that makes a machine fast. Its software that makes a fast machine slow. - Craig Bruce

The best way to get accurate information on Usenet is to post something wrong and wait for corrections. " Matthew Austern

Programming can be fun, so can cryptography; however they should not be combined. " Kreitzberg and Shneiderman

A program is never less than 90% complete, and never more than 95% complete. " Terry Baker

I think its a new feature. Dont tell anyone it was an accident. " Larry Wall

Tune of the week...

Thriller - Michael Jackson

Cool video footage of the week...

Even hardware has Easter eggs.