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🐝 NO NOISE! SUGGESTS. NO BEES.
This week in BizarroDevs:
Four of the most visually appealing websites you'll ever see.
A bunch of weird robot stuff for your pleasure.
A bunch of tools were found lurking on the #development channel.
Biomedicine and the long-awaited human-magnet merger.
6 of the hottest design and development articles guaranteed to increase your productivity.
Sorry, I have been writing clickbait titles for classic books, and I'm a little addicted. It's a lot of fun.
I am always looking for cool music links, and I dug up a couple this week.
Finally, another episode of Black Mirror is realized in real life.
📰 From the Newsroom
They don't even mention cats in the article.
Cool, that's exactly what we need...angrier, pissier, persecuted cats.
The ocular laser can identify the ones and zeros of a digital barcode. So, if Bessie's retinas are glowing when she reads barcodes, best leave her be.
In Sweden the trend is going mainstream and functional.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
❤️ Awesome site. An audio visual tour through the trippy work of a master. I cannot use enough ❤️.
If you are a lover of Bosch there is a similar project on the Garden of Earthly Delights.
I would prefer this newsletter remain apolitical, but I do like this comic written in the style of Watchmen.
📰 Newsletter of the Week
This is my favorite WordPress related newsletter. It is broader than the standard fare with a good collection of apps, tools and stimulating links.
🤖 Robots et. al.
So far. Not so good.
It's true that haiku is hard to...
Finally, something more terrifying than a German Shephard running at you.
The robots are getting a little too cunning. I also watched this video where A.I. exploit loopholes to complete missions. They outsmart everyone and also destroy each other.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
A better way for you to record your sessions without blurry video; lightweight and text-based.
Will help you with your site's accessibility, speed, security and more. Checks code against best practices and common errors.
I am always happy to include the bad lip reading of Zuck's recent congressional hearing again.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
People love 'em, but data scientists hate 'em: Pie charts.
There's a full-stack list of cheatsheets here. More comprehensive with JS, Drupal, PHP, design, WordPress and so on.
Tried to use a click-baity headline there.
Don't be misled by the title, this is a good article about developing the best ad blocker in the world. The headline sounds [NSFW] tho.
😱 Slightly Terrifying
Odes to essential technology that we don't use anymore.
Apps are now selling bite-sized versions of songs via subscription services. Songs are broken down into vocals, instrumentals, and samples for easy remixing. No royalty anxiety.
🚍 Black Mirror mirror on the wall
Pretty happy to say we're not using them for advertising. We're just spying on them.
In the interests of preservation, we're doing a lot of spying on bees.
Meanwhile, robots are walking on their elbows and have the ability to make prank calls.
If I was going to bio-hack then I think I would go with a Kindle hand. I could see the magnets getting really annoying, really fast.
Thanks for stopping by, and stay classy.