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November 21, 2008

TGIF - hooray

I hope that you all had a brilliant week full of fulfilling and exciting projects and that the less interesting things eased by.  I hope you're looking forward to a nice weekend hiding from the cold or boldly facing it with vigour! 

Without further ado...some cool comics this week:

Be sure to check out "Kevin and the Googlebots", it's a brilliant comic strip by, well...Kevin.  It's one of my new favourites!

Also check out the Geeky comic, a nice site if you're looking for a smile.

And then there's Monty the inventor of course.  

I love Abstruse Goose too, simple and super funny.

I don't need to mention Dilbert, but if you haven't come across him yet...shame on you.

The usual geek facts for your pleasure:

  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.
  • E-mail has been around longer than the World Wide Web.
  • The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood.
Microsoft has no idea why the following happens:

Open Microsoft Word and type
=rand (200, 99)
And then press ENTER.

To of my favourite bits of footage ever...enjoy.

BTW I love the fact that some of you only visit on Friday for the TGIF post - clearly it's my best work :) 


juandesant said...

I have tried to verify your clain of typewriter being the longest word you can type from letter in the same row in the keyboard, and I have found three longer ones in the typical dict/words file in Unix: 'proterotype', 'rupturewort', and 'propietory'.

Playing with the same idea, I have found the longest word you can type with just one hand using words from a single row of the keyboard to be 'teeterer'.

If you just want to use one hand, regardless of row, you can get 4 words of up to 13 characters: 'aftercataract', 'devertebrated', 'tesseradecade', and 'phyllophyllin'.

CJ said...

Awesome sauce Juandesant!

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