With Christmas just around the corner you need something to keep you busy in the office. We've got the best Christmas themed links here for you.
This is a weird browser stress-ball/toy. A face with stretchy skin that snaps.
This is a weird distraction for a lazy afternoon. A stretchy face man contained in a browser. Click on his face and stretch it as far as your monitor allows. Let go. Watch him wobble. It's...It's weird.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Great news for anyone that still dreams of being a Pro athlete at 35.
eSports are just going to get bigger and bigger. Not surprising, but still interesting. The Kings are taking it to the next level for their pro gaming team.
🤖 Robots et. al.
If I learnt anything from The Terminator, it's the value of ethically driven AI environments
AI raises new questions and possibilities for UX. We see with AI that UI is going beyond visual design. Interaction with devices can happen without UI, then throw in connected components that all communicate with each other. How do they manipulate our behaviour? It is important to talk with users and collect their data responsibly.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
Limo driver builds steam powered 'rocket' to prove the Earth is flat. Click bait intentional. I really want you to read this one. The quotes are great. This is one seriously entertaining article.
I don't want to give anything away. You just gotta read it.
🥇 World of WordPress
Snooping around experts is a sure way to steal their ideas.
Some of the biggest names in WordPress are taking you inside their home workplaces. There are some disturbingly clean desks in there. People are animals.
The plan for WordPress next year laid out by Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp US
The State of the Word from WordCamp US outlines what we can expect next year from WordPress. Not just Gutenberg but Tide and more. It's a video, play it in the background and chill.
👩💻 Misc Tech
T'is the season of giving and family. 24 Pull Requests ask that you give some code to needy open source projects
Plenty of open source projects can use your help. Get involved this Christmas and give a project a little bit of code.
The FCC confuses the internet with alchemy. We're running out of time, Pug
This is an article that might come too late. Based on a study of FCC statements the authors, Erica Portnoy and Jeremy Gillula, show how flawed the FCC's understanding of the internet is.
😱 Slightly Terrifying
Design books that are about more than design. Understanding Comics by Scott McLeod is there, and that's why this link is here.
My favorite books tend to have a diverse focus centered around one topic. I love books that can be about something while still managing to drag in sources from other areas. I have been trying to read more and learn about design, and this article gave me some good starting points.
Perl Advent Calendar 2017 is here.
Cute Perl snippets for the 24 days of Christmas.