Around the web: Episode #24

I just published a new blog series, so this is going to be a thin episode of Around the Web.

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Now that’s old school!

No. 2

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Via: CommitStrip.com

No. 3

What a cute little project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aesthetec/all-new-little-robot-friends/widget/video.html

No. 4

I’m closing off with some science links:

Around the web: Episode #23

Good morning WWW. It’s a bit of a frosty (actually snowing a little) morning here in Scotland, good thing we’re in our cosy office.

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No. 2

At the University of Florida a drone race was held, but unlike the more popular first person view races, here the drones were controlled using a brain-computer interface.

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No. 3

Here’s an awesome list of resources to learn coding and play games.

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No. 4

Normally I am not a big fan of titles that go “10 this to do that”, they are annoying and usually not very in-depth. Sometimes there are some lists that are quite useful like this one; “10 SQL Tricks That You Didn’t Think Were Possible“.

This is a title that speaks more to me though; “Being A Developer After 40“. I am getting closer to that number. The post is based on a talk by the author. A lot of things were quite similar for me as well, even though we went quite the different routes in the end.

No. 5

Two articles on research involving children growing up.

That’s it for today from me, I hope you have a great day!

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Around the web: Episode #22

Welcome back! I hope you had a good weekend, I know mine was good. I’ll be keeping it short for today, and I’ll cluster some of the topics together. Have a good day!

No. 1

From: “This Battery-Free Computer Sucks Power Out Of Thin Air“.

No. 2

Technology:

No. 3

Science:

It’s a little bit of a quiet one today, lots of things to do!

Around the web: Episode #21

This weekend I will be going over some Xamarin things, some more marketing classes, and going through some of the Kotlin Koans. The forecast for the weekend did not look good.

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Join me this weekend, and let’s learn some programming!

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Initially I got a little excited seeing this Keyboard Pants, but the longer I think about it, the more I am convinced I don’t need it.

No. 3

Here’s an interview with my fellow countryman and inventor of the Python programming language Guido van Rossum. If you’re up for it this weekend, to seriously look into programming, have a look at Python.

No. 4

Today I’ll close of with some random links from around the web:

No. 5

Okay, okay!!! Here’s one more video:

Around the web: Episode #20

Time flies when you’re having fun. I can’t believe we’re at #20 already.

Let’s begin!

No. 1

With all the serious stuff today, I thought let me begin with something fun.

No. 2

This morning I see the following headline; “Expert: EU has other things to worry about than Google“. It’s been a couple of days with news about the EU going after Google for its dominance in the market. A lot of the articles seem to be written by Americans who seems to take it personally.

Where were these people when the US went after Microsoft for similar reasons?

No. 3

Several posts were published yesterday on a range of topics surrounding developers, creative minds, and their mental state. Some real food for thought here:

There is a community out there for Developers with Anxiety and Depression, have a look at Devpressed.

No. 4

Opera? They still exist?

Yes they do, and they have added a free VPN service in their developer version!

No. 5

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Today I am closing off with Johan Kanflo’s AAduino. It’s a really awesome project!

Around the web: Episode #19

Please Welcome Andrew Insley, the newest addition to our team: http://www.gxconsultancy.co.uk/about.html. I’m squeezing a small ad in here for Andrew, we’re just really happy he has joined us. It means a lot for us in terms of growth, and for our customers it will mean a lot in terms of the additional services we will be able to offer.

Okay, back to the business at hand!

No. 1

In the past we have seen the wonders of chatbots talking to each other, but this will be quite an interesting chat in the future.

No. 2

The Washington Post reports; “Why Google is warning that ‘google.com’ is ‘partially dangerous’“. To understand how Google.com get’s its status, you just have to look at the FAQs on their site.

No. 3

Several sites report that Intel is planning to cut 12,000 jobs in the next 12 months.

No. 4

Another report about the new surveillance bill was published yesterday, this time by ZDNet titled: “UK surveillance bill will force tech companies to disclose new products before they launch“.

Looking at the petitions online to stop such bills, there is honestly not much response to this:

Yes, I have signed multiple petitions, shared them online to encourage others to also sign them.

No. 5

This is a really nice teaser.

Hope you guys have a wonderful morning!

Around the web: Episode #18

Good morning World Wide Web! It’s another wonderful day at GX Consultancy. Someone’s forgotten a password for one of the PCs here running Windows 7. Good thing it’s dual-booting into a Linux distro, so he can “reset” the password.

No. 1

I shared this one at the office, and the general consensus was that it reminded us of the Ubuntu phone OS. It’s been quite a number of years that Canonical announced the feature of docking a phone into a full blown OS. I know we really looked forward to that feature. Continuum is both exciting and scary, seeing what has come of the Ubuntu Touch OS.

No. 2

As I mentioned earlier, we have a big Linux fan in our midst at the office, and I think he will appreciate the following article on building his own router.

The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch

No. 3

One of the top stories at the moment; “Bill Gates Calls on the U.S. Government To Invest More in R&D“.

Now, who is standing up for R&D in the UK? I can’t seem to find anyone really, and quite a number of articles point to some mixed feelings about the state of R&D here in the UK:

The last available statistical documentation on the subject by the Office for National Statistics is nearly 2 years old again.

For us as a small company heavily involved in the technology sector, research and development is very important. We get access to grants through the government, which we heard from our business advisor at the Business Gateway.

It’s important I think for small businesses to be aware there is help for them. If you have an idea for something you want to develop find out from your local Business Gateway when you’re in Scotland, or from a Chamber of Commerce, if you can get help.

No. 4

I will finish of with some random links:

Oh, in case after reading the article on the clash between Google and Europe, you feel the need to change your search engine (go to DuckDuckGo):

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That’s it for the moment, I’ll be back tomorrow to bring you more from Around the Web!