Behind the scenes of TIME's drones cover. Creatures of Thought is a blog about the early days of computers and telecommunications. ☎️
🚁 SEND IN THE DRONES.
In this week's BizarroDevs...
Websites you can't ever refuse,
And some droids who can't lose
Where are the drones?
Send in the drones
It's time to stop measuring the screen
And boost the facial recognition of your machine
Design again with an interesting flair
Before live streaming a date - with all your friends there.
Send in the drones.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Behind the scenes of TIME's drones cover.
Creatures of Thought is a blog about the early days of computers and telecommunications. ☎️
This site shows you current tally of humans in space, and a running count of days orbiting. 👩🚀
As advertised 👇
Ever wondered how fast an elephant would be if they were your size? This website has all the answers.
🤖 Robots et. al.
IBM has a robot which can make coherent arguments. 🤖📢
Yeah, but how many people are convinced by coherency of argument? Lies, blackmail, and manipulation are the real debate clinchers.
AI is being built with a sense of smell to help detect illnesses in human breath. 🤢
Clearly, AI will have all the good jobs in the future.
Using an AI to remake "Take On Me" by A-Ha with archival footage.
Seems like a cool experiment, but why start with the Citizen Kane of music videos?
[Long read] How machine learning will give rise to a new kind of geopolitics: AI nationalism. 🇦🇺🤖
Versioning beat me to the punch on this one, but it's so good you should read it twice.
If you're interested in origin stories, then Rodney Brooks has the full AI backstory (also a long read).
Robo-writers have created more than 850 pieces of content for The Washington Post. 🤖✍🏿
⚒️ Tools and Resources
Throw out your plastic rulers because PixelSnap for macOS is an even better tool for measuring things on your screen. 📏
This pen will create a roll over that changes all fonts to Comic Sans.
Not sure I'd recommend using this to mess with your designer pals. You will deserve whatever you get.
Bash One-Liners is a collection of practical one liners for Bash.
This one earned me a very effusive thanks from our back-end guy.
Tutorial for performing face recognition using OpenCV, Python, and deep learning. 🐍
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
It's time to design better feeds for your users.
A better feed will help reduce the cognitive load on your users. The article includes some great examples to help you improve the UX.
Not sure why, but I always love redesigns of popular sites. This is a good collection from 9 huge websites.
Modern CSS explained for dinosaurs. 🦖
If dinosaurs still roamed the earth, what jobs would they have?
I'm thinking primarily of the T-Rex who, I feel, is the least adaptable to the modern workplace.
Advice from a design chief who has reviewed over 570 design portfolios.
👩💻 Misc Tech
Would you like to live stream a date? There's an app for that. 👩❤️💋👩🤳
This is an amazing video with the 30 weirdest apps available for Android and iPhone. Highly shareable.
A bunch of new flying machine concepts, ranked by danger.
It's hard to resist a good ranking metric and danger is now my favorite.
Danger Potential 5-6.
China built a 250-acre solar farm shaped like a giant panda. 🐼
Who among us can resist a panda?
Imagining a world powered by pandas is a good place to stop.
In danger terms, this week's newsletter is a "Dr. Roboto egg machine". If you don't eat this newsletter, then you should be fine.
If you have any openings for a frustrated, but loving T-Rex, then please tweet me the details.
Sharing the newsletters with a forward is a pretty easy way to expand the family. 🤗
If you receive this email in a forward, then feel free to sign up and we'll give you live dating tips anytime.
Until next week enjoy the World Cup,