We know not everyone is comfortable with the pace of innovation. Which is cool. It's cool. With all the automation and blockchains who knows what will be left of society in twenty years?
I also found some pretty cool design trends, the effect of missile warnings on PornHub, plus a couple of cool tools for the devs. Any devs in the house?
🤖 Robots et. al.
Robotic assistant, Fabio the ShopBot, fired for being too aggressive with the meat samples [Paywall]
[Long read] A yuug PDF on the biggest ideas of 2018. What will transform the world and accelerate the pace of change? Robots, CRISPR, cypto and more.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
Long read: Graphic design trends for 2018. Gradients are back, bold fonts are in, and strong colors are key. Massive article.
Creating a Vue.js Serverless Checkout Form: Setup and Testing | CSS-Tricks
This is the start of the 4 part series on setting up a Vue.js serverless checkout form. It covers Setup and Testing. Still, you might want to check it out.
REST API testing doesn't need to be an amazing feat. Two REST test tools (REST Assured and JMeter) compared here
Elegant themes have put together a nice post on the 2018 typographic trends to watch. Gradients seem to be making a comeback in all design areas.
👩💻 Misc Tech
The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos | WIRED
Love these histories of web culture. The story of Vinny's badday.mpg goes back 20 years. Wired have uncovered the truth in this article. It couldn't be more fitting for our cultural moment
Overview | Animated LED Sand | Adafruit Learning System
Build an LED physics toy. The LEDs react to motion and it looks like the are impacted by gravity. From the page "an Adafruit LED matrix displays the LEDs as little grains of sand which are driven by sampling an accelerometer with an Adafruit Feather."
Written by Phillip Burgess, the code can be adjusted to introduce variables. Awesome fun with physics and calculated collisions.
See your state's most popular search term on Pornhub
So, this is a marginal one and I am not sure if it will make the final cut. If you see it then there's a good chance I was fired.
At any rate, it is kind of interesting to see the breakdown of pr0n preferences. Particularly when you start to break down according to relative terms. The full report is in video form, but I dare not click in.