w00t – Word of the Year 2007

wOOt word is often used in Internet chat rooms and forums. It also used by gamers as an expression of happiness, joy, and excitement. Now w00t named as the word of the year for 2007. According to John Morse, the President of Merriam-Webster:

“w00t” was an ideal choice for the Word of the Year because it blends whimsy and new technology.

This year’s winning word first became popular in competitive online gaming forums as part of what is known as l33t (“leet,” or “elite”) speak—an esoteric computer hacker language in which numbers and symbols are put together to look like letters. Although the double “o” in the word is usually represented by double zeroes, the exclamation is also known to be an acronym for “we owned the other team”—again stemming from the gaming community.

Read more: Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year 2007

Understanding common espresso coffee flavors

This picture illustrates the differences between the common espresso coffee flavors. Espresso is prepared by forcing hot water through finely ground dark-roast coffee beans. Think of it is strong, concentrated coffee. You can add extra ’shots’ of espresso to make your drink stronger.
Understanding common espresso coffee flavors
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This illustration diagram is created by Lokesh.

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Ada Lovelace – was the first programmer

Very few people are aware about history’s first programmer.

Ada Lovelace is popularly credited as history’s first programmer. She was the first to express an algorithm intended for implementation on a computer, Charles Babbage’s analytical engine, in October 1842. She really did write a program, one for calculating Bernoulli numbers. Ada, a computer programming language, is named for her.
Ada Lovelace photo picture  - was the first programmer
According to wikipedia :

She is mainly known for having written a description of Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine.
Ada was the only legitimate child of the poets Lord Byron and his wife, Anne Isabella Milbanke. She was named after Byron’s half-sister, Augusta Leigh, whose child he was rumored to have fathered. It was Augusta who encouraged Byron to marry to avoid scandal, and he reluctantly chose Annabella. On January 16, 1816, Annabella left Byron, taking 1-month old Ada with her. On April 21, Byron signed the Deed of Separation and left England for good a few days later. He was never allowed to see either again. Ada was born on December 10th, 1815.

More information and photo credit at wikipedia article.

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