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

This 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….

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

It 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.

# Friday Funny: Solution to Body Builder, Masks and Dumbbells algebra maths puzzle

It is time to post the solution to the Body Builder, Masks and Dumbbells algebra maths puzzle that was posted last week.

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.  🙂

# Friday Funny: Body Builder, Masks and Dumbbells algebra maths puzzle

Here is another numeric picture maths puzzle to inflict upon you. This one is a sign of the times with a body builder wearing a mask while exercising at home.

Standard warning: It does require a close look at the image to get the correct answer and don’t forget order of operations.

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

For 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:

# Friday Funny: Solution to Cookies, Bananas and Clocks algebra maths puzzle

It is time to post the solution to the Cookies, Bananas and Clocks algebra maths puzzle that was posted last month.

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.  🙂

# Friday Funny: Solution to Tables, Baskets and Shirts algebra maths puzzle

It is time to post the solution to the Tables, Baskets and Shirts algebra maths puzzle that was posted earlier this month.

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.  🙂

# Friday Funny: Cookies, Bananas and Clocks algebra maths puzzle

I have found yet another numeric picture maths puzzle to inflict upon you. This one makes me think it is time for some food.

Standard warning: It does require a close look at the image to get the correct answer and don’t forget order of operations.

# Friday Funny: Tables, Baskets and Shirts algebra maths puzzle

I have found another numeric picture maths puzzle to inflict upon you. I do think that the table should have been an ironing board to keep the laundry theme.

Standard warning: It does require a close look at the image to get the correct answer and don’t forget order of operations.

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

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.

# Friday Funny: Enterprise Automation circa 1993 (Stardate 46880.9)

Captain’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.

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

I 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.

# Friday Funny: Merry Christmas & Robbie the Reindeer

Merry Christmas everyone.

Last week, thanks to Belinda Allen MVP for organising, we had a social Teams meeting of many of the Microsoft Dynamics GP community. During this special Advanced Networking Opportunity (thanks Bob McAdam), we were discussing everyone’s favourite Christmas Movie.

# Friday Funny: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas 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.

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

A 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. 🙂

# Friday Funny: Solution to Crustacean themed algebra maths puzzle

A 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. 🙂

# Friday Funny: Clocks, Calculators and Lightbulbs algebra maths puzzle

I have found another new numeric picture maths puzzle. Thanks goes to my good friend, Virginia, for inflicting this one on us.

I did get it wrong initially, so be warned… it does require a close look at the image to get the correct answer.

# Friday Funny: Crustacean themed algebra maths puzzle

The time has come for a new numeric picture maths puzzle. Thanks goes to my eldest son for sending this one to me. This one raises the bar as it introduces some more complex mathematics concepts than just simple algebra.

Study this one closely. I hope your trigonometry and calculus are up to scratch.

# Friday Funny: Conference Calls in Real Life

I was attending a teleconference meeting this week and after some technical issues, I remembered a couple of fantastic videos from a few years ago (2014 & 2015) by Tripp and Tyler.

These videos just seems very appropriate right now while so many people are working from home during the Great Pandemic of 2020.

# Friday Funny: Share your pain with Microsoft

While having a conversation with a friend yesterday, I was reminded of a video I had seen a few years ago about giving real time feedback to Microsoft software developers when they introduce bugs into code.

A quick search on YouTube and I was able to find someone who had posted it.