Add1son's Blog

A place for pondering, planning and projects

Weekly Rundown Week 7 2018

Newsworthy

Seriously, Delete your facebook account if you still use one or at the very least reduce your use of the platform.

Drop any apple device with some unicode, this is the second time this has happened in recent memory.

Terrible “news” sites response to adblockers being “can we transparently use your computer to mine if you don’t want to view advertisements? This may be the first time that this has been reported but it will not be the last time. Reminder to use uBlock Origin or uMatrix

  • People are walking into glass at the new Apple headquarters

Apple spent 5 Billion on a new HQ but looks like they have had 2 cases of “minor cuts but did not appear to require hospitalization”. Another interesting idea is that California has law in place that they could be breaking in order to keep the “spaceship” campus aesthetics.

Is it really though? This is tied in with stories that have been linked in previous weeks in regards to GPU shortages, the Search For Extraterrestrial Life (SETI) researchers state that they want to expand operations but can’t because they can’t buy graphics cards due to the market. This is the barrier to entry? It doesn’t seem like this would be a barrier to entry for anyone doing serious research, it is a good headline though.

Coincidence?

Worth a Read

Videos

This is more of a youtube channel but I have watched around 80% of the total content uploaded by this channel. The engineering that goes into theme park rides that are just lost to time is incredible. Very interesting and well researched content.

Tools that I am enjoying

  • I got IFTTT to work with Telegram to post a daily hydration reminder to a channel that I admin (unfortunate that this is a thing), I saw a library for python => Telegram which could be of use.
  • I am still enjoying Toby The Tab Manager but currently Papaly also offers a great bookmark management solution.

Tunes

Weekly Rundown Week 6 2018

Newsworthy

Worth a Read

Videos

Books

Tools that I am enjoying

  • Working on integrating Telegram with IFTTT + additional workflows.

Potential future posts

  • Deepfakes

P.s. Sorry for being late, wordpress died after I upgraded to the newest version

Weekly Rundown Week 5 2018

Newsworthy

Videos

Worth a Read

Tools that I am testing

  • Inoreader – Better version of Feedly from what I can tell,
  • Letterboxd – Keep track of the films you consume, might just create a blog post / page and update it manually as for a paid site the main feature is curation that you can get for free

Cleaning up,

So I was running and gunning with the TwentySixteen theme for most of 2017 and I figured why not change the look a little bit in 2018. This new theme is Galaxia and it is similar in nature with slight changes. Design and visual arts are two things that don’t come all that easily to me as you can tell by my choices to use well designed landing pages and themes as I believe my time is better spent doing other things.

I have added the RSS feed link on the landing page which was accessible before but not without a little bit of monkeying around. Speaking of which I am looking to get MailChimp up and running for new posts so that users can subscribe via email to get maybe a weekly rundown on the regular + whatever else I have going on at the time. Work has had me very busy lately but the Weekly Rundown will be coming out as scheduled and I have enjoyed putting them together.

Might be adding additional pages / widgets to my WordPress site as I could use the experience setting up some additional features. Previously I was using vanilla WordPress but I have recently added JetPack as it does some really neat stuff as well. Part of what I am doing now is adding comments so that some feedback can be given and I would love to hear from you regarding the design changes! That’s all for now,