10 quick weird and wonderful takes on tech life.
☕ THE STARBUCKS LOGO WITH DISNEY CHARACTERS. PLUS, REVEAL BIT.LY LINKS AND WORDPRESS SECURITY
Imma going to start off with a sneaky link that is not quite related to technology. The Guardian has compiled some fantastical listicles covering the 100 best films, TV shows, and albums of the 21st centruy. Highly recommended.
This week, I found a dystopian prophecy in the Disney-fication of the Starbucks logo. If you're interested in peering behind curtains, then I have a tool that reveals the true location of bit.ly links & another that will reveal Twitter bots.
We'll wrap it up with the best get rich story I have read in a while.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Doughty creARTive has an Instagram account with some interesting takes on the Starbucks logo. 🎨
This is a good account to follow if you enjoy mashups. The Mona Lisariel and the Lego skeleton are also great.
VeoLuz is a playground for playing with millions of light rays, reflection, refraction, and diffusion.
I am not sure how to describe this. It starts with light and you can add walls that will change the direction of the light. It's fun.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
Making life easier: ICONSVG.
Perfect for anyone who likes common icons but hates to write the code for them. You'll find 99% of the most popular icons on the page with easy to adjust sliders for size, stroke width & color. Once you're happy you can just copy the code and paste it into your project.
Uncover the secrets of bit.ly links with this handy app. When you enter the URL it will tell you where it is really going.
Cyberpunk your UI with augmented-ui.
It works for any size element, on any web page or app, and is free to use in any project.
BotSlayer is one tool you can use to detect bots on Twitter. 🤺
The collaboration between Network Science Institute, Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, and the Media School at Indiana University has delivered a few different tools for following social media, bots, trends, and memes.
🏋️♂️ Night Of The Repo
This Git repo is devoted to shaming sites with dumb password rules.
Also in the best of the repos: A tripwire which will collapse all windows when someone gets too close for comfort.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
A pro web dev shares all of his work-related Google searches.
Slightly related is this true tale of the home worker. It's a dive into how working from home impacted productivity over the course of 5 years.
Just a great comparison of security plugins: Sucuri vs Wordfence vs MalCare. 🔒
🤔 Articles of interest
You never know what could be a million dollar idea: How testicular implants for dogs made Gregg Miller rich. 🐕
That's your lot.
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