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 4 2018

Newsworthy
Books
Tools that I am enjoying
  • Pocket – I have been using this when browsing my news feeds on my phone as to save things for later to add to my rundowns. The feature of just being able to share an article and then selecting pocket (Android) is nice and centrally managed. Naturally, if something self hosted existed for this it would be neat to use but for now Pocket works very well. The integration with Firefox / Firefox accounts is also an awesome feature.

Weekly Rundown Week 3 2018

Newsworthy
Sites
Habits
Books
Tunes
Tools that I am testing
  • Wavebox – Follow up from 2 weeks ago. The lack of extension support is what is keeping me away from buying premium at this point. The program is built on chromium / electron but doesn’t allow extensions such as Mailvelope or uBlock origin. Perhaps if I start using more webapps I will reconsider this choice.

Weekly Rundown Week 2 2018

Newsworthy
Video
Habits
  • Reading: The Daily Stoic

Weekly Rundown Week 1 2018

Newsworthy
Video
Tools that I am testing
  • Wavebox – Centralized cloud management built on chromium, disappointing it doesn’t have ublock origin built in but enterprise level SSO is interesting. Also doesn’t have support for WordPress natively.
  • QuietRSS – Portable RSS reader for the time being before I setup Tiny Tiny RSS as a self hosted alternative
  • Toby The Tab Manager – Mostly would be useful inside of an enterprise for onboarding / shared favorites but looking into something better than just Firefox’s bookmark manager on a Flash drive
Habits

Weekly Rundown Week 51+52

Newsworthy
Video
Projects
  • Garage getting clean
  • Office staying clean
  • Ping Pong Table (New!)
  • Finishing iPod reassembly
  • Python 3 transition
Habits
  • See above
Rundown of other Rundowns

 

Weekly Rundown – Week 50 2017

Newsworthy
Video
Projects
  • Finally got all the parts for my iPod build! Will try and complete it early next week
Habits
  • Practicing German
Rundown of other Rundowns

Weekly Rundown – Week 49 2017

Newsworthy
Videos
Projects
  • iPod Video 5.5G DIY Refurbish – Post half written, waiting on replacement body shipping from CN
  • Garage is getting renovated, built bookshelf.
Habits
  • Grey-scaling cell phone to reduce use if not necessary – Source
  • Trying to spend less time on Youtube
Songs

John Maus- Hey Moon

Kavinsky- Nightcall

Kanye West – Welcome To Heartbreak ft. Kid Cudi