Sailing Seas of Plastic is an interactive data visualization showing global plastic distribution in the ocean. ♻️ nVidia made a GAN that changes your pet into different species.
CSS WRESTLING MATCH 🤼 DEEPFAKE YOUR PETS 🐙 DEEP WORK 🌊
This week granted me another collection of interesting fakes; I'm not sure it is ethical to celebrate deepfakes with such enthusiasm but the idea of turning your cat into a Dalmation is pretty appealing. Revenge is petty but satisfying.
I also found a pretty cool list of, simple, CSS-Tricks which reminded that it is still kind of cool to play with. You don't have to be trendy and learn-hate JS all the time.
I am sharing one the better Deep Work guides I have read this year, a long report on how tech can be used for good (it seems we've forgotten all about that), and a wrestling game in CSS, HTML, JS.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Sailing Seas of Plastic is an interactive data visualization showing global plastic distribution in the ocean. ♻️
nVidia made a GAN that changes your pet into different species.
This is the Vice article with more detail on a tool that can change Rover into Rover "Destroyer of Worlds".
If you don't want to sleep tonight, then try mixing your face in with the animals. If that doesn't work then try these Pokemon created by a neural network. Ain't nobody catchin' those guys.
Faux Rogan is the game where you pick the voice that is the RealJoeRogan. Avoid the fakes. 🎙️
Another funny fake which has been great PR for Joe Rogan this past week.
If you've ever wondered what the Romans did for us, apart from the aqueduct, and sanitation, and roads, irrigation, wine, safety, medicine then you'll love this VR flyover of Ancient Rome.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
A radio player built with React. 📻
Technically, I guess we could call it a "wireless" which is a word due for a comeback. It's quite dynamic and can play a variety of URLs, including file paths, YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, SoundCloud, Streamable, Vimeo, Wistia and DailyMotion. Very nice.
Updatefy.co will help you turn your Google Sheets into widgets.
A list of cool things you can do with CSS; some you may not have heard of. 👩💻👨💻
This is a great guide to Deep Work if you're looking to really increase productivity. 💻
If you're not familiar with the philosophy/concept of Deep Work, then this guide is a great place to start. It will introduce you to new ways to push yourself to the limit and achieve excellence. I know this sounds a little MLM-ey, but Deep Work is a valuable skill (and is predicted to only increase in value).
I can't recommend this enough.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
10 best countries to outsource software development, based on data. 🇪🇬
How to work with Kubernetes . Part I:
It probably should include a pronunciation guide because if you get that wrong then...just don't get it wrong.
🥇 World of WordPress
If you're developing with WordPress, then prepare for clients demanding that 100% in the new Site Health Check; here's what you can do.
How to translate Gutenberg blocks.
🤔 Articles of interest
Short article on why Mars colonists will mutate really fast. 💣
If you're interested, the longer article is here with a better title "Near-sighted kids of Martian colonists could find sex with Earth-humans deadly"...So, Earth would win in the end.
I partially included this one so I could say The Mars Trilogy is still the best sci-fi series about Mars colonization. It was a long read for me because I am not very bright, but highly-recommended by my smart friends.
[Long Read] Tech for Good: Smoothing disruption, improving well-being.
The last time "tech" had such a bad name textile machines were being destroyed left, right, center, and you couldn't get a decent pair of pantaloons to save your life.
Fortunately, the McKinsey Company put together a report to help us smooth disruption and protect our pants during a time of massive technological change.
🎮 Fun & Games
Mr Andy Kaufman's wrestling match made digital with CSS and the crew. 🤼♀️
Sure, this wrestling match was recognized by R.E.M. and Jim Carrey but being made into a playable game in CSS et al...that's the big time.
That's it for the week.
If you find any interesting fakes, then hurl them at me on Twitter.
We all have a cocky friend who claims they can never be fooled by a fake Joe Rogan. Forward them this email and finally put them to the test.
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That's all for this week; have a good one,