Friday Funny: Bo Burnham: “Unpaid Intern” Reaction Video

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is the first Firday Funny post for a while and the first for the year 2023.

While visiting my eldest son in Canberra over Christmas and New Year, he showed me some of comedian, actor, filmmaker and songwriter Bo Burnham’s videos on YouTube and Netflix.

One in particular was really funny while still being safe enough to post on my blog….

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Merry Christmas 2022 and Happy New Year 2023

David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello everyone.

This year has been a good year for Winthrop Development Consultants. We have been able to release awesome new builds of our products, write lots of interesting blog articles and share many GP Power Tools sample projects.

This year also marked the return to the conference circuit with David spending a very busy two weeks in Orlando for Community Summit 2022.

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Friday Funny: Creating The Worst Programming Language Ever – Mark Rendle

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIt has been a while since I have posted a Friday Funny, so here is my latest fun find for you.

Fellow Microsoft MVP Mark Rendle presented this great session at the NDC Conference in Oslo, Norway in 2021 about his personal quest to design the worst programming language ever!

After watching the video with laughter, shock and horror I had to share it with you.

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Happy Star Wars Day: Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans

David Meego - Click for blog homepageMay the Fourth Be With You …. Always.

Happy Star Wars Day everyone. Today, I have a treat for you, it dates back to 2017 so you might have seen it before. It is the culmination of five years work by the team from Palette-Swap Ninja who have taken the classic Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and merged it with the original Star Wars movie “Episode IV: A New Hope” to create the best fan made musical parody of Star Wars ever.

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Friday Funny: What’s the solution to 12 / 2 (5 – 2)?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFor this week’s Friday Funny we are going to see how people interpret the Order of Operations rules that they should have been taught at school. Most people know a mnemonic to help remember the basic rules, the actual mnemonic depends on whether you say Brackets or Parentheses, whether you say Indices, Exponents or Orders, and whether you put Multiplication or Division next.

Regardless of which terminology and mnemonic you use, they do not cover all situations as the following example demonstrates:

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Friday Funny: Marques Brownlee – The Best Mac I’ve Reviewed

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Yesterday was the First of April and I have been so busy working on preparing my house for sale (we will be moving later this year) that I did not get an April Fool’s blog article out.

So this Friday Funny will have to do. Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD) is a YouTube tech reviewer who often reviews phones and computers. Unlike my other favourite channel, Linus Tech Tips, Marques is very Apple focused.

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Friday Funny: Enterprise Automation circa 1993 (Stardate 46880.9)

David Meego - Click for blog homepageCaptain’s Log: Stardate 74698.4. The automated and mysterious algorithm that controls the video recommendations for the interconnected web for information on my home planet of Earth, resurfaced a very amusing production for the promotion and purpose of selling a computerised Enterprise automation system.

The system is primitive for today’s standards, where I could just ask the computer to perform a level 1 diagnostic, but was very advanced for the era it was created in. In the interest of sharing galactic knowledge with all sentient species, especially those who have already achieved warp speed travel and are eligible to join the Federation of Planets, I will include the broadcast below.

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Friday Funny: Tom Scott – The Worst Typo I Ever Made

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI came across this great video by one of my favourite YouTubers, Tom Scott, recently and thought I would share it with you. Tom’s videos are well researched, interesting and presented with a good sense of humour.

This one is specifically about an incident where he made a typo while working on a SQL database and his advice about how everything went wrong and how to ensure it does not in future is worth listening to.

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Friday Funny: The Twelve Days of Christmas

David Meego - Click for blog homepageChristmas is almost here and so it is time to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season. This year has been unusual, to say the least, and has meant that I did not travel to the USA for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference or the User Group Community Summit Conference.

I love the Dynamics GP community and really missed catching up with everyone in person. Instead, the best we have been able to do is some online meetings organised by Kim Peterson, Belinda Allen and the Njevity team… Thanks guys. Looking forward to a hopefully more normal year of 2021.

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