My favorites for week 1, 2011

Big GrinSomething to laugh: my favorite comic strip of the weekabout change

Since I ended last year with a comic strip from Garfield, let’s start the New Year with Garfield as well:


Change is not always good, and change does not necessarily mean progress. Anyway, things are changing permanently, the entire world is changing all the time, whether we like it or not. So, why not better liking it ?

Keep in mind that when you type a date into some document nowadays you have to write 2011 instead of 2010 ! Change is everywhere. And as soon as you got used to it it will … change. 2012 is not too far away.

Surprise Something to surprise: my favorite "I really didn’t know this" of the weekabout the automobile

Did you know that

  • the motorcar will celebrate its 125th anniversary this year,  
  • the first car built by Carl Friedrich Benz in 1886 came with 1 horse power, electrical ignition, water cooling and a crank shaft,
  • many people attacked this vehicle and perceived it as violent and dangerous technology. If asked what they want, they said: “Faster horses”, according to Henry Ford, who started manufacturing cars in high volume using conveyors in 1913,
  • 2.4 billion cars have been built since then on our planet.

Source: “ADAC Motorwelt 1/2011”, a German motorcar magazine. Photo from wikipedia.

NerdSomething to watch: my favorite video clip of the weekabout Windows XP

How would The Matrix run on Windows XP ? See by yourself in "Matrix Runs on Windows XP ".

Embedding doesn’t work for this video ( and doesn’t work in WordPress anyway ), thus you need to head to this youtube page to watch it.
I personally think that WIndows XP has been one of the best Windows releases. I wonder how The Matrix would run on WIndows Vista ?

  Something to enjoy: my favorite photo  on flickr under a Common Creative licenseabout Mantas in Bali

Manta Point
"Manta Point" by Francesc Balagué.

Manta encounter in Bali. Lots of nice scuba diving and other photos from Bali in this photo stream under a CreativeCommons license by Francesc Balagué.

Something to talk about: my favorite quote of the weekabout decisions

Hmmm, I can’t decide whether this makes sense or not
Anyway, have you decided upon your New Year Resolutions yet ? I haven’t, since I usually don’t come up with any.
You can read here “Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Are Doomed to Fail”.

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