My favorites for week 10, 2011

Big GrinSomething to laugh: my favorite comic strip of the weekabout technology trade shows

CeBIT, the German IT Trade Show is over. Why do those trade shows make us feel so small, as shown in this Dilbert comic strip  ?  Let’s get back to reality. Nevertheless, it makes me feel small as well quiet often, working as an underling in a large company where everything is managed centrally, even a small travel budget worth 150 € may be.

Weekend is in sight already. Let me feel a bit bigger then …

NerdSomething to watch: my favorite video clip of the weekabout an impressive music instrument

Here is a  video coming along with some nice relaxing music and an impressive animation of a huge music instrument playing that music, a “12 Pipe Dream”. If you check out the site Dailymotion, you find there many more similar videos.
12 Pipe Dream 2 von Scorpiotistic

ApplauseSomething to learn: my favorite tip of the weekabout CTRL+TAB in Firefox and other browsers

Like cycling through applications in Windows and other operating systems CTRL+TAB allows you to cycle through your tabs in Firefox. Of course this works as well in Goolge Chrome. And Internet Explorer !

And here are two more magic keys: PF8 and PF7 in Windows Command Window: Type in a view letters and then hit PF8 to insert a similar command you typed previously. Or use PF7 to popup a list of commands to select from.

  Something to enjoy: my favorite photo  on flickr under a Common Creative licenseabout a dusky lamur

IMG_6617 dusky langur (adult)
"IMG_6617 dusky langur (adult)" by Troup1.

Dusky Leaf Monkeys can be found in Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Thailand seems to be the country where Troup Dresser took this photo.

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

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

Inspiration might be a rare thing, thus waiting for it might mean waiting forever. Instead: start doing. And learning. The more you learn and experience, the more food you have for some inspiration to come – sooner or later.


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