Notes from March 2017

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Some of the things that I have found interesting in March 2017. This page is updated throughout the month of March. See February 2017 for the previous month.

Thinkgs I made


  • Lixie - An led alternative to the nixie tube.
  • Phenakistoscopes - A Mesmerizing Spinning Optical Illusion

Movies / TV / Music

  • The Void (2016) - When police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a barebones, night shift staff. Trailer
  • Alone - Ten survival “experts” attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000.
  • Hidden Figures (2016) - The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. Trailer
  • Green Room (2015) - A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar
  • Naked and Afraid - Each week, a new pair of total strangers are faced with the ultimate survival challenge: survive for 21 days together with no clothes or supplies in some of the most dangerous environments
  • - Music to relax, foucus, workout to.

Boardgames / Games


  • “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society” - Jiddu Krishnamurti



  • Economix - Economix is a graphic novel that explains the economy. Economix gives the whole story of the economy, from the rise of capitalism to Occupy Wall Street. TTP, Net-Neutrality
  • PBF Comics - The Perry Bible Fellowship ran weekly in many newspapers between 2004 and 2007, including The New York Press, The Baltimore City Paper, and the UK Guardian. During that time, it also won the Ignatz, Harvey, and Eisner awards. The Jubilee
  • SMBC-comics - One of my favorite: Superman


  • This is my step ladder. I never knew my real ladder.
  • What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo?, One is really heavy, and the other is a little lighter.
  • A blind man walks into a bar. And a table. And a chair.
  • Two cows are sitting in a field, eating grass. One cow turns to the other and says “I’m really worried about this mad cow disease thing, aren’t you?”. The other cow replies “Doesn’t bother me, I’m a chicken”.
  • How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Its a pretty obscure number, you’ve probably never heard of it.
  • Did you hear about the hipster who burned his mouth? He eat his pizza before it was cool.





  • City of Vancouver Crime data - This is a dataset of crime data on a year-by-year basis beginning in 2003.
  • City of Vancouver GeoDash Crime Map - The GeoDash interactive mapping tool is intended to enhance community awareness of policing activity in Vancouver.
  • Puzzle database


App and software

  • Splitwise - Splitwise is a free tool for friends and roommates to track bills and other shared expenses, so that everyone gets paid back. On the web, iPhone, and Android!



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