Meteor showers exposed! How they look; when they'll arrive; and what to expect. 🌌 Re:Birth popped up in a few places this week.
🌌 METEOR SHOWERS; HEINZ WINE; AI NEWS ANCHORS; DOWNLOADING YOUTUBE
This week in Bizarro Devs:
Weeding the Wikipedia garden; helping computers read your mind; streamlining Twitter.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Meteor showers exposed! How they look; when they'll arrive; and what to expect. 🌌
A nice site that shows how all of the meteor showers travel and how they intersect with Earth's orbit.
Re:Birth popped up in a few places this week.
It is a reimagination of modern apps and sites as vintage gadgets. I can also highly recommend the wine made by famous brands*.
Thankfully not real wine
Notabilia is a visualization of deletion discussions on Wikipedia. 🙅🏼♂️
Above the moment is a gallery of aerial photography.
🤖 Robots et. al.
This Chinese news agency has AI news anchors.
The AlterEgo headset will help computers "read your mind". 🧠
Scroll down for the illustrations to see your next nightmare.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
How to download a YouTube channel's videos.
Username checks out.
David Walsh's dev blog is full of awesome tips and tricks but this is my favorite.
No need to make stammering apologies any longer: Video Rotate will rotate those portrait videos in seconds. 🖼️
Macaw is a streamliner for Twitter and iOS. 🐦
Your feed will be reduced to the most popular tweets from and by your network. Personally, I think it is a lifesaver.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
FreePizza.io offers free pizza for usergroups, meetups, conferences, and other things of that nature.🍕
Nightmare clients and how to beat them!
How web developers can achieve a work-life balance without sacificing quality in either area.
🥇 World of WordPress
Web comics that make fun of our tech lifestyle are my achilles heel. 💭
Furthermore, any comic making fun of lightweight themes that require 30+ plugins will always win my heart.
What Is Gutenberg? Another intro to the new WordPress block editor. 🧔
I don't want to get too pushy with these Gutenberg articles, but WordPress 5.0 is just two weeks away.
🤔 Articles of interest
Scientists create ‘Bionic mushrooms’ that generate electricity. 🍄
I feel like this one started with a teenager trying to explain away the mushrooms hidden in their room...
And, well, hell. Things just got out of hand after that.
A long read that traces the history of the personality profile. 🔬
🔖 Nice work if you can get it
Simple graphs show how video games beat blockbuster movies out of the gate.
While the stats might be true, video games don't have Merlin the machine. Merlin is going to help 20th Century Fox get back on track by analyzing trailers to predict popular movies.
That's another week put to bed.
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