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Today's quotable quote: Steven Wright: I went to a restaurant that serves “breakfast at any time”. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.

This day in history: 29 May 2017: Stravinsky's. The Rite of Spring is a landmark ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky that provoked a riot when it premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Expecting the demure conventions of classical ballet, the audience was caught off-guard by Stravinsky's dissonant score and Vaslav Nijinsky's violently untraditional choreography depicting fertility rites. Fistfights broke out between detractors and supporters, and chaos ensued.




Atlas Obscura

Posted on 27 May 2017

Kwik Lok, based in Yakima, Washington, has been manufacturing these little tabs ever since their founder whittled the first one from a credit card.


Forward 40: What Became of the LOGO Programming Language?

wired.com, 27 May 2017

As I remember it, LOGO was a triangular turtle that roamed across the monochrome screen of an Apple II in my first grade classroom. Wherever he went, a line of ink would follow him — it came from a pen that was tied to his tail.











The Apprehension Engine: The most terrifying musical instrument of all time

dangerousminds.net, 19 May 2017

I recently fell down a rabbit-hole of “unusual musical instrument” videos while doing some research on aquaphones for some indie-horror soundtrack work I’m doing. While aquaphones and theremins are the go-to instruments when thinking of “classic” horror sounds, I happened to run across the ultimat...







The Lady of Black River | CapeTown ETC

capetownetc.com, 17 May 2017

Have you seen her? The mournful lady, dressed in full Victorian attire, standing in solitude on a small row boat in the Black River. Every year she mysteriously arrives, more or less at the same location and much to the curiosity of passers-by in their vehicles, standing there for weeks and sometime...






Skittles Commercial 2017 Mother's Day Umbilical

youtube.com, 11 May 2017

Skittles Commercial 2017 Mother's Day. Skittles Mother's Day commercial named as umbilical. See how this quirky Mother and Son keep their loving bond stronge...

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In the news

SolSource cooker gets compact for solar-grilling on the go: In 2013, One Earth Designs debuted a rather clever cooker that could be used to grill, fry and boil water using only the power of the sun. Posted on 29 May 2017.

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt: This week, both winning comments on the insightful side came in response to our post about more legislators jumping on the "blue lives matter" bandwagon. Posted on 28 May 2017.

The Most Embarrassing Moments in the History of Science: What? Scientists get things wrong? We know. Posted on 07 November 2012.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Mon 29: sky is clear

    11 ° - 17 ° Wind 2 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 30: few clouds

    14 ° - 20 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 24 %
  • Wed 31: sky is clear

    13 ° - 18 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Thu 01: light rain

    15 ° - 18 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 31 %
  • Fri 02: sky is clear

    14 ° - 17 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 0 %

See next two weeks

News (continued)

New species of frog from the Neotropics carries its heart on its skin: In the Neotropics, there is a whole group of so-called glassfrogs that amaze with their transparent skin covering their bellies and showing their organs underneath. Posted on 29 May 2017.

No One LOLs Like Gaston Watching 'Beauty And The Beast' Without CGI: function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack. Posted on 26 May 2017.

Warnick urges new veterinarians to be grateful in life: Happiness leads to success rather than the other way around, the Austin O. Posted on 28 May 2017.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 23 May 2017.

Stephen Fry: Facebook and other platforms should be classed as publishers: Speaking at Hay festival, writer accuses ‘aggregating news agencies’ of not taking responsibility for their contentStephen Fry has called for Facebook and other “aggregating news agencies” to be reclassified as publishers in order to stop fake news and online abuse spreading by making social media subject to the same legal responsibilities as traditional news websites. Posted on 29 May 2017.

Gender stereotypes? Worry less, join in more, says world's first professor of play: Paul Ramchandanim, new Cambridge University academic set to lead research into child leisure activity, says parents’ involvement more important than gender roles or games played Little girls in pink princess costumes and boys dressed as cowboys might strike many parents as a nightmare combination of gender stereotypes and unappealing role models. Posted on 29 May 2017.

Telstra signs broadcast IP network deal with Fox Sports: Telstra is moving further into the delivery of broadcast content, announcing that its Distributed Production Network will be fully operational by March 2018 under a deal to deliver live content for Fox Sports. Posted on 29 May 2017.

Climate change: Trump keeps world waiting on Paris deal: The US president says he will announce this week if he will pull out of the Paris agreement. Posted on 28 May 2017.

In The Age Of Digital Medicine, The Humble Reflex Hammer Hangs On: Nearly 130 years since its inception, a modest knob of rubber with a metal handle is still invaluable in diagnosing disease and avoiding expensive testing. Posted on 28 May 2017.

Newcomer Macron makes France's mark, with Trump and globally: TAORMINA, Italy (AP) -- Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests - pushing the Paris climate deal on a skeptical Donald Trump, rallying European allies to do more to fight Syria's extremists, and now hosting Vladimir Putin. Posted on 28 May 2017.

Properties of subatomic 'soup' that mimics the early universe: By teasing out signatures of particles that decay just tenths of a millimeter from the center of a trillion-degree fireball that mimics the early universe, nuclear physicists smashing atoms at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) are revealing new details about the fundamental particles that make up our world. Posted on 29 May 2017.

Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.?: Sören Schwertfeger at ShanghaiTech University, where a sizable grant has allowed him to set up an artificial intelligence lab. Posted on 27 May 2017.

Target Slapped With Largest Ever Fine for 2013 Data Breach: The most customers ever hacked has ended in Target paying the biggest ever data breach settlement. Posted on 24 May 2017.

Top 5 Must Have Android Apps: The following top five Android apps have become common amongst Android users, and if you’re looking for great apps currently accessible in the Google Play Store. Posted on 29 May 2017.

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Intel ANZ chief Kate Burleigh resigns after 20 years: Intel's ANZ managing director Kate Burleigh is resigning from the company after a 20-year stint. Posted on 29 May 2017.

NASA’s Jupiter Mission Reveals the ‘Brand-New and Unexpected’: Multiple images combined show Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles. Posted on 26 May 2017.

In The Age Of Digital Medicine, The Humble Reflex Hammer Hangs On: Nearly 130 years since its inception, a modest knob of rubber with a metal handle is still invaluable in diagnosing disease and avoiding expensive testing. Posted on 28 May 2017.

Shark leaps into boat and lands on Australian fisherman: CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A 73-year-old Australian fisherman said Monday that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 2. Posted on 29 May 2017.

ESR Announces The Open Sourcing Of The World's First Text Adventure: An anonymous reader writes: Open source guru Eric S. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Computer beats Chinese champion in game of Go: AlphaGo proves its expanding expertise in the ancient board game. Posted on 01 January 1970.

UK tech visas quadruple after applications soar: . Posted on 28 May 2017.

An Open-Source (and Cute) Alternative to Amazon Echo: Mycroft’s voice-enabled assistant is embodied in the startup’s friendly looking Mark 1 gadget, but you can build it into all kinds of devices. Posted on 29 May 2017.

NavIC, India's very own GPS substitute will be operational from next year | The Tech Portal: NavIC, that is one name you might want to remember since there is a possibility that you will be hearing it every time someone loses their way, soon. Posted on 29 May 2017.


Some of the tech in my workday

Best programming language?

The PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language Index is created by analyzing how often language tutorials are searched on Google.

The TIOBE Programming Community index measures popularity based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses, third party vendors and search engine activity.

w3techs analyses page content to determine the technology used, and also uses publicly available information from sources such as Alexa, Google, Microsoft and ipinfo.io.

While Java and Python top the popularity charts, more than 80% of all websites run on PHP.


Longer term weather forecast

Cape Town weather

  • Mon 29: sky is clear

    11 ° - 17 ° Wind 2 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 30: few clouds

    14 ° - 20 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 24 %
  • Wed 31: sky is clear

    13 ° - 18 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Thu 01: light rain

    15 ° - 18 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 31 %
  • Fri 02: sky is clear

    14 ° - 17 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sat 03: heavy intensity rain

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 53 %
  • Sun 04: moderate rain

    15 ° - 16 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 82 %
  • Mon 05: light rain

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  • Tue 06: sky is clear

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  • Wed 07: light rain

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  • Thu 08: sky is clear

    15 ° - 18 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Fri 09: light rain

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  • Sat 10: light rain

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 2 km/h / Clouds 85 %
  • Sun 11: light rain

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 71 %
  • Mon 12: sky is clear

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 13: sky is clear

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