TGIF – :-9

Welcome to another edition of TGIF here at the scoop. I do hope that you have had a splendid week and that you are all looking forward to a great weekend doing lots of fun stuff. The week has been a busy one on the seo front with the "nofollow" stuff, google announcements, Bing, and a whole lot more. Time to forget it all, turn up the tune of the week and enjoy some well deserved TGIF nonsense.

Without further ado...

Stuff I really liked this week...

The 1st Spaceport ever - construction begins today! I want to go on it!

The importance of stupidity in scientific research - "What makes it difficult is that research is immersion in the unknown. We just don't know what we're doing" - and if you know what you're doing, it's not research. Nice essay.

3D doodling - brilliant, totally pointless and somewhat addictive - yes. I did have a pair od red-green glasses handy, don't you?

Spezify search engine - this is a fun layout like a collage layering pictures, tweets, snippets from posts etc...

The Layar Android application - allows for sets of viewable data to be displayed in the viewfinder of your phone (not your landline)


In a December 1977 executive meeting Apple president Mike Markkula put "floppy disk" at the top of his wishlist. This move gave Apple an edge for years to come.

Johan Van den Brande has created the BREADBOX64 which means that you can now tweet on your old commodore 64.

The web was coded in the space of 3 months (in C).

Since space is essentially empty it cannot carry sound, therefor there is no sound in space.

Lee Stein invented the first online electronic bank in 1994 entitled, First Virtual Holdings.


I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong... In physics the truth is rarely perfectly clear, and that is certainly universally the case in human affairs. Hence, what is not surrounded by uncertainty cannot be the truth. (R. Feynman)

Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration. (S.Kelly-Bootle)

Development is maintenance. (B.Marick)

Any clod can have the facts; having opinions is an art. (C. McCabe)

I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it. (A. Perlis)

Tune of the Week:

Cannonball - The Breeders (Yes, you will need to turn this one up)

Cool video footage of the week:

This is an old favourite of mine - wonderfully funny and so very witty 🙂

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