Welcome to another edition of TGIF. I hope that the week has been good to you and that you enjoyed every tiny bit of it, even the hard bits. The weekend is upon us now, once again, and I can't wait. I always ask people when I meet them what the best thing that happened to them all week was. It's a great way to share someone else's happiness and inspires me to create more of my own. So today, ask around.

Without further ado...

Stuff I really like this week...

Red Dust Sydney - we were treated to a beautiful spectacle of red dust in Sydney this week - it was a bit like being on Mars (Yes I have been)

India photos - I love this collection of beautiful pics from India

Honda personal mobility device - pretty cool, but not sure it'll replace my skateboard.

Utopians & Idealists: who can handle innovation - cool piece worth a read, I think I'm a Utopian.

Rare Star Wars photos - photos from behind the scenes from back in the day


The first United States coast to coast airplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days.

The average American depends on over 264 computers per day.

The 1st Computer was made in 1943, 100 years after Babbage designed the 1st programmable device (he couldn't get funding)

"Being in the limelight" used to be literal in theaters: illumination was produced by heating blocks of lime until they glowed.

Scottish inventor John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of television in 1926 in Soho, London.


"Microsoft is not the answer. Microsoft is the question. NO is the answer." - Erik Naggum

Simplicity, carried to the extreme, becomes elegance. " Jon Franklin

When you are stuck in a traffic jam with a Porsche, all you do is burn more gas in idle. Scalability is about building wider roads, not about building faster cars. " Steve Swartz

On two occasions I have been asked, If you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out? I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. " Charles Babbage

XML is not a language in the sense of a programming language any more than sketches on a napkin are a language. " Charles Simonyi

Tune of the week:

Prelude from Bach Cello Concerto #1 - Yo-Yo Ma

Video gem of the week:

This has got to be on of the most awesome thing I have seen all week - watch it all. She's using sand and a light box.