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:

Continue reading

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

David Meego - Click for blog homepage

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Friday Funny: Solution to Clocks, Calculators and Lightbulbs algebra maths puzzle

David Meego - Click for blog homepageA month ago I posted another picture algebra maths puzzles. This time it was the Clocks, Calculators and Lightbulbs algebra maths puzzle which looked simple but had more to it than you would initially think.

If you have not had a go at solving this puzzle and registering your answer on the poll; Stop reading the solution, click on the link above and go do it now. 🙂

Continue reading

Friday Funny: Solution to Crustacean themed algebra maths puzzle

David Meego - Click for blog homepageA few weeks ago I posted a rather bizarre picture algebra maths puzzle. It was the Crustacean themed algebra maths puzzle which looked more like a joke than a real puzzle. However, there is a solution and this article will explain it.

If you have not had a go at solving the puzzle and registering your answer on the poll; Stop reading this solution, click on the link above and go do it now. 🙂

Continue reading

Friday Funny: Solution to Witches, Wands and Brooms Puzzle

David Meego - Click for blog homepageA couple of weeks ago I posted another one of those picture algebra maths puzzles. This time it was the Witches, Wands and Brooms Puzzle which had been doing the rounds on the Book of Face and the Interwebs in general.

If you have not had a go at solving the puzzle and registering your answer on the poll; Stop reading the solution, click on the link above and go do it now. 🙂

Continue reading