It’s Friday, and an especially good one at that. At least for me since it marks the start of a much needed vacation. Hopefully this weekend will be good for everyone, and what better way to kick it off than some fun and geeky articles and videos.

  • If you’re in the market for a new keyboard and think you want to create one yourself, look no further than the Humble Hacker Keyboard. This thing looks very cool. And if you think the layout is a bit crazy then you need to watch this video of Tim Tyler’s keyboard. Via Hack a Day.

  • Nathan Rice posted some pictures comparing programming languages to cars which is cute.

  • Eric Moritz put together a list of books that every self-taught developer should read. It seems like a pretty reasonable list. Of course, I would add The Pragmatic Programmer.

  • There’s a fairly interesting article over at the BBC about the myth of the eight-hour sleep. For whatever reason I’ve found that software developers seem to be interested in sleep patterns and sleep experiments.

  • Longtime fans of Apache will be glad to hear that version 2.4 has been release with some interesting features and performance changes that match up with Nginx.

  • Finally, you may want to remove your search history from Google before their new privacy policy goes into effect on 3/1.

As always, have a wonderful weekend. Recharge your batteries and prepare yourself for a return to hacking on Monday.