I found some great, weird web stuff.
We have the battling bard of Britain who'll fit you like a glove.
There are funky games to help you teach computer science.
Some motivation to help you get started learning to React (if that's your jam. And it probably should be).
Some heroic ways of using the blockchain.
Finally, some cool stuff from the world of video games.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Finally, a boxing Shakespeare puppet for your favorite professor. 🥊
Archie McPhee has some of the best gifts you will find. My personal favorite is the existentialist gum.
Vietnam craftsman makes World Cup mascots from eggshells. 🥚
His collection is quite diverse with eggshell Obama, PSY, and a Ringo in the mix.
He's also workin' on a Putin.
Trippy animations from the UCLA Galactic Center Group. 🌌🖼️
Some of them are seriously funky and feel very 70s.
These curly haired cats. ➰
This link sells itself. Much aww.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
AutoDraw uses AI to help you draw gooder pictures. 🎨
This is genuinely cool. You start with a blank page and every scribble prompts an image suggestion from the AI.
Smooth UI is an open source components library built with React and Styled Components.
I'm happy to include something that:
✔️ is developer friendly ✔️ has accessibility in mind
Slides is an online tool for creating and sharing your presentations.
There are a lot of these tools floating about but this one does have a fairly good library of images and videos for use in the slides. Worth checking out.
CS Unplugged collects games, puzzles and cards to teach computer science without a computer.
If you know anyone trying to teach CS then this link will win you many hugs.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
5 projects to help you learn React.
React remains coveted by employers, so if you're ever going to dabble then it should be now.
Also, Airbnb is sharing the details of their React experience in a series of posts.
Free logos to worthy open source projects. 🆓
Big Brother meets design meets GitHub.
Claim a logo, pitch your project and wait for the community to decide.
DevTube has developer videos. 📺
All dev. All the time. Somehow Gary Vee snuck in there 😂 but otherwise these are all technical talks and presentations on blockchains, VMs, machine learning, Angular etc etc.
👩💻 Misc Tech
Tesla autopilot has ‘Mad Max’ mode in development build.
Who would have thought someone who sold flamethrowers online could be so irresponsible?
For me, Elon is numero uno.
China takes surveillance to new heights with flock of robotic doves. 🕊️
So, if you see animals striking curious poses
They're calling the heat
The heat down on me and you.
On the flip side Chinese #MeToo student activists use blockchain to fight censors.
It's a crazy world when doves are malicious and currency is subversive.
🤔 Articles of interest
Canada marijuana market set to eclipse liquor sales by 2020. 🚬
I've been trying to convince my wife that we should move into marijuana cultivation for years.
The fact that it is going to be legal and profitable might be the clincher.
It's not all fun and games in the Intoxicant Wars as seen in this battle between wine and weed farmers.
Also, I noted with some pleasure the existence of a lawyer specializing in marijuana-related land use conflicts. How does one end up that niched so quickly?
Scavenging Russia’s rocket graveyard is dangerous and profitable. 🚀
I think you'll see from the toxic chemicals and wildfires that they're not really profiting that much.
🌩️ Eat lightning - Productivity
🙃 Backwards talking dreams - Fun stuff
The best videos from E3 2018.
It seems hard to believe that it wasn't just about Fallout 76 and Cyberpunk 2077.
Roblox will be bigger than Minecraft.
11 year-olds everywhere shocked and appalled.
How many classic Mad Max quotes can I squeeze in?
If you have Cundalini's hand, then please tweet me. He wants it back.
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