Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: January 21st, 2014
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- Amazing fake London Underground signs. Someone put a lot of effort into these.
- Powerful split-composite photos showing relatives as one individual. The power of genetics.
- A dad dresses his 5 year old to recreate photos of the Old Masters like Vemeer and Rembrandt. Brilliant.
- The 2014 Gates Annual Letter is out. Take some time and really dig into this one.
- John Schneider's father died. These photos captured how he felt just hours after he learned.
- Preme is a utility that promises to speed up how you switch windows on Windows. I'm not sure how I feel about the wacky UI, but it has some powerful ideas!
- Newsflash - Bitcoins can be income and income is taxable. Duh.
- You think you're a geek? Real geeks build their own test labs and personal clouds in their houses with their own money.
- This woman filmed her self for 100 days as she set out to lose weight.
- The new Ms. Marvel comic has a Muslim Pakistani-American teenager, the first Muslim character to star in a monthly solo series at Marvel.
- This really should be the only thing you are referring to when you say, "Big Data".
- Unblock US is a clever way to access content that may be blocked outside your geographic area.
- @BlackGirlsCode wins first place and $50,000 grant in the AzureDev community campaign
- Check out my new "What's new in Windows 8.1 - The Missing Instruction Manual" youtube playlist.
- How to speed up iOS 7 on an older device.
- Someone bought Douglas Adams's Mac IIfx and almost didn't realize it.
- Want a Nest? You could always build your own thermostat with Open Source.
- On finding a low-memory browser.
- Could we use the Internet to find out of there are any Time Travellers living amongst us?
- How hard could it be to correctly emulate a SNES with today's hardware?
- There is no way I'm going to climb Mt. Hua Shan. No way.
- Do you delete email for a living? Sure you do. Here's your new Resume.
- The LEGO Simpsons house is coming. Yes, I've already preordered.
- If you fall asleep while in the presence of President Obama, this is what will happen. You have been warned.
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Lol.. Mt. Hua Shan is famous in China as it's a mission impossible to climb at ancient time, but it's much more safe now. Highly recommended if you are planning a trip to the northwest of China.