If you walk into my department, one of the first things you may notice is that some of the tiles on the floor are a black and there’s no particular pattern to it. These tiles actually encode a message. The curious amongst us are supposed to decode this but despite having spent 3 years in the department, I could never get the time until last Friday. The decoding should be pretty simple if you want to try your skills. The last 6 letters of the first word can be read off this picture. If you are too lazy, just click here for the explanation. (Anyone who has taken an Introduction to Computer Science course should at least try for ONE minute before clicking)
(Oh! and clicking on the image opens up a high res version.)
The trending topic on twitter is #replaceawordinafamousquotewithduck.
Here’s a quick script which does the same automatically. You can write your own quote and press the “Duck it!” button to …. duckofy it Or you can press the get new quote button and it will choose from a collection of 40 random quotes and 100 movie quote.