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2015/12/12

Better one day late than never. I'll have to figure out some other way to do these link posts since they all need unique titles.

The Saint of Dry Creek

All of StoryCorps animations are really touching, this one hit particularly close to home for me. Everyone should have a parent as supportive.

When Women Stopped Coding

We learned about the women pioneers in the field of computer science when I was in University. No one ever discussed what changed to cause such a drop-off women programmers in the industry. NPR’s Planet Money podcast thinks they’ve figured out what happened. As a child of the 1980’s I remember all the marketing materials of the home computer of the time were totally focused on boys like me. I was their perfect target and followed the typical path into computers. There’s still hope that we can turn things around.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Rhythm Nation”

This Lip-Sync Battle is incredible. JGL totally nails the song and choreography. Rhythm Nation is an incredible album and I still listen to it fairly regularly.

Architecture of Radio

This neat App uses publicly available data to let you see the wifi, cellular and satellite networks around you. Don’t expect to see your home wifi router, but it’s a neat visualization of the radio waves surrounding us.

Cascadia

Another inspiring ride by Danny MacAskill.

A Link to the Past Soundtrack, Pico 8 edition

The constraints of Pico-8 give these iconic SNES compositions a new, 8-bit sound.

Adr1ft

I really enjoyed Gravity. The though of being able to experience something like that is really intriguing to me. I haven’t had the opportunity to try the Occulus yet but recent announcements from Sony and games like Adr1ft have piqued my interest. I’m pretty sure that within a year I’ll own at least one if not both of these setups, even if it means having to build a PC for the Occulus.




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