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[PDF] Over 130 National Security Agency (NSA) security/motivational posters from the 50s and 60s. 🔒 Localingual is an interactive website with voices from all over the world.
🌹 ALWAYS TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE PLAY-DOH
A global edition this week with sites that help you hear sounds from all over the globe.
A few botty links to keep you updated and on your toes.
If there's one word for robotic threats then definite is the word.
Tools and articles to make your life more interesting and your appearances cooler.
A few things from a future that's already arrived.
And, like all of life's best moments, we end with Play-Doh.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
A great cocktail of weird and surprising. There's a Santa Claus joke, people walking around with combination dials in their mouths, floating heads, and bad puns.
The riff on Saturday Night Fever (p. 64 if you're interested) is the highlight, for me at least.
Who knew the NSA was so...quirky?
A word of warning: some parts of the map have been ruined by trolls. Still, it is a pretty cool website.
Tracks 300 years of media in America to show that the media has always had crappy elements. The internet is unique in how it manages to bring all of these elements together. In the final analysis, click-bait is the natural outcome.
Adapted from the author's dissertation on online communication.
🤖 Robots et. al.
Researchers put them in some pens for a giggle. The brainless bots worked together to push a pen through a small opening in a wall.
Not at all comforting.
We are living in the time that future people will travel to so they can change history and save the world.
So, we've got that going for us, which is nice.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
I include it in tools because I really hope someone finds a legitimate way to use it.
Also, shout-out for the How Did This Get Made Demolition Man episode. Sylvester Stallone impersonations anyone?
It has everything you need to stay in touch without leaving the terminal. Google Calendar, GitHub, Jira, New Relic, weather, world clock...
And emojis. 😀
If you won't stay on GitHub when it shifts to Microsoft, then this is a good repo to watch. It is still in its early days, but the goal is to help people find the best place for their projects once the sale is complete.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
This video from the Game Developers Conference and includes great tips on product management. There is a good focus on the role of engineering in creating great user experiences.
I admit that I ❤️ any explanation with cartoons, but this one is quite good. The bit with the kids passing notes made me giggle.
You have to write snippets that perform an in-game action. You can choose from multiple languages to practice with.
If you find yourself in a trap on release day, the die will save you with advice like "It worked yesterday", "Try it now", "It works locally".
Bookmarked for Secret Santa.
Lifted from Chappell Ellison's Twitter round-up.
👩💻 Misc Tech
Unfortunately, it will not make time travel possible. Something about quantum computers. Yada yada yada.
Poetic. Mezzanine should be in humanity's DNA. This article is great for the explanation of how DNA storage works, but also for revealing the fact it could store everything from YouTube (about an exabyte) in 40g of DNA.
Matt Liston announced his blockchain religion, 0xΩ, on May 19 at the New Museum in New York City.
🙃 Backwards talking dreams - Fun stuff
I have no legitimate way to link this to tech news.
Play-Doh has a scent?
It's been a few weeks since I used any Play-Doh, but I can't remember this scent at all.
Another week cleared from the schedule. And, I am glad to say goodbye to the NSA security conscious hippies living in my browser.