An astrophysicist turned NASA data into musical compositions, and they sound like Radiohead. How NASA plans to destroy any asteroid that gets too close for comfort.
The incident on the asteroid shouldn't be spoken of
Soon we could be Bruce Willis. The asteroid destroying spacecraft is one of my favorite links this week. Everyone loves to poke fun at Armageddon.
I read some pretty heavy studies on fake news and how it spreads. Sample fact: urban legends and false political news move 3x faster than other forms of false news.
Finally, from my creepy robot file: the creepy robotic wolf and Alexa's laugh. Both of them seem like stories from r/NoSleep.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
An astrophysicist turned NASA data into musical compositions, and they sound like Radiohead.
This is cool. Orbital data fed into a computer and then transformed into music. The video is here. Make your own with the software available on Git.
How NASA plans to destroy any asteroid that gets too close for comfort.
Surprisingly they are not following Armageddon's plot (drink!). They're using hammers, not drills.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
After the biggest DDoS attacks ever, the code has been made public.
...That's just..super. 🤦♀️
Algorithms I : Searching and Sorting algorithms.
Or, as it was explained to me, one year of university courses in an article and 11 minutes.
A curated collection of useful CSS snippets.
A list of public JSON APIs for use in web development.
The last Git link of the day: Morphing UI transitions made simple.
🥇 World of WordPress
5 UX mistakes to avoid in your WordPress websites.
🦇 March 2018 Comics about WordPress, Web design, and Batman (obviously).
WordCamp Europe 2018 is starting to come together.
New plugin alert: Hustle email opt-in plugin 📢
From WPMUDev. Looks seriously awesome. Plus check out the new Hustle character.
👩💻 Misc Tech
A pretty heavy study into fake news in the internet era.
And a detailed analysis of how effectively fake spreads compared to true news.
🤠 Toy Story reimagined as a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. Digital remix culture at its finest.
I also saw this one imagining the work of Edward Hopper filtered through Rapture and BioShock.
🤔 Articles of interest
Good collection of Alexa’s creepy laughs. 🤖🤖
Humans 1 - Robots 0.
Flippy, the burger flipping robot, is taken offline because it is too slow. Not sure if this is comforting or not. Still, a win is a win.
This robot wolf is being used to protect crops in Japan.
And keeping me from sleeping in my home. Genuinely makes me uncomfortable. It's all that hair, I think.
A collection of correlations that have no connection.
My favorite: Nicolas Cage movies correlated with pool accidents.
That's another week done. Really happy to see the back of that wolf. Out of the queue, but, for sure, still haunting my dreams.
Have a great week, Chris
P.S. Reasonable forwarding is always ok.