Notes from February 2017Feb 1, 2017 Edit
Some of the things that I have found interesting in February 2017.
Tips and tricks
- Four column ASCII - A better way of looking at the standard ascii table.
- A Simple Signaling and Protocol Method Determines Device Physical Location - Application note that describes how to find the physical location of a 1-Wire sensor on a wire.
- crontab.guru - A generator for crontab
- HTML Reference - A very clean guide on html5
- Page weight matters on Youtube - Optimizing the weight of a page, slowed down the overall page load times, because a large numbers of people who were previously unable to use YouTube before were suddenly able to.
- The Google Analytics setup I use - A indepth look into setting up Google Analytics.
- Pinboard, Popular links - A list of the most populare links on pinboard.
- Pocket, popular links - The most populare links on Pocket
- Novel Updates - Human translated novels, Chinese. Korean and Japanese to English.
- 1000 Errors - laser cut art, clothing, prints - an awesome collection of layered laser cut art.
- Random International - Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental practice within contemporary art. Founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass, the studio now includes a larger team in London and Berlin. Questioning aspects of identity and autonomy in the post-digital age, Random International’s work invites active participation. I liked the fly exibit.
- Geometric paper sculptures from Matthew Shlian
- Colorful Paper Village Installations for Hermes by Zim & Zou
- DIY Paper Beetle Sculpture Kits by Assembli - Store can be found here Assembli.
- Mechanical Crustaceans - French artist Steeven Salvat new series titled Mechanical / Biological Crustacean Study, Salvat imagined intricate clockwork mechanisms that might animate the rigid exteriors of crabs, lobsters, and crayfish.
- Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) - Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.
- dev-books - Analysed more than 40,000,000 questions and answers on stackoverflow.com to bring you the top of most mentioned books (5720 in total)
- Product Chart - Quickly compaire many different products in a catagory together.
- Largest API Directory - A directory of existing APIs, and articles on making APIs
- Google’s API Guidelines
- Microsoft’s API Guidelines
- List of people who have been pied
Data, tracking, and Visualizations
- TRAKT - Automatically track what you’re watching. Find where to watch TV & movies and discover what’s hot.
- A Million lines of code - A visual graph of how big a million lines of code is.
- CIA cartography maps - A series of maps released by the CIA. Cartography Maps 2010s, 2000s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s
- VANCOUVER’S GEOGRAPHY OF DESIRE - A visual map of the Georgia Straight “I saw you” messages.
- Mongoose OS - An open source Operating System for the Internet of Things. Supported microcontrollers: ESP32, ESP8266, STM32, TI CC3200, Amazon AWS IoT integrated
- Data Clock (Cloud + Amazon Echo + LED’s = Artistic Data!) CNC clock with IoT functions
- Lasercut & 3D printed Platonic Solids - Strictly Platonic. The verticies work for any lasercut tile that has the hole 15mm from the edge. M3 screws should self-tap nicely into the plastic. (I used ordinary PLA and had no problem).
- 3D paradox wall art puzzle - Made from cardboard.
- SPACE10 open sources The Growroom - CNC designs for creating a grow room
Vancouver / Local
- Grotto Spa - Underground rock cavern pools
- Himalayan salt cave spa
- March 4, 2017 Vancouver Open Data Day
- USB KILLER V3 - When plugged into a device, the USB Killer rapidly charges its capacitors from the USB power lines. When the device is charged, -200VDC is discharged over the data lines of the host device. This charge/discharge cycle is repeated many times per second, until the USB Killer is removed.
- Air Console - AirConsole is an online platform that transforms your browser into a video game console and your smartphones into gamepads.
- Danmaku Death - “Barrage”, “Curtain Fire” or “Bullet Hell”. Many bullets will attack you. Avoid them all and destroy the enemy!
- Lightbot - Lightbot is a programming puzzle game: a puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts.
- The Battle of Polytopia - The Battle of Polytopia is a turn based strategic adventure. It’s a game about ruling the world, fighting evil AI tribes, discovering new lands and mastering new technologies. Auto generated maps make each game a new experience, with unlimited replay value. Pick and choose among different tribes. Wander in the dark cold forests of Barduria, explore the steamy Kickoo jungles or claim the lush field of the Imperius empire.