Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: August 26th, 2013
I have a "whenever I get around to doing it" Newsletter of Wonderful Things. Why a newsletter? I dunno. It seems more personal somehow. You can view all the previous newsletters here.
Here's the newsletter that I sent out August 26th. You can sign up here to the Newsletter of Wonderful Things or just wait and get them weeks later on the blog, which hopefully you have subscribed to. Subscribers get the goodness first!
Thanks again for signing up for this experiment. Here's some interesting things I've come upon this week. If you forwarded this (or if it was forwarded to you) a reminder: You can sign up at http://hanselman.com/newsletter and the archive of all previous Newsletters is here.
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- Fascinating map of America's Racial Segregation. Really, one of the best maps I've seen.
- Amazing impression of Ian McKellen reciting the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I could listen to this. all. day.
- Mindblowing WebGL, CSS3D and HTML. Be sure to be running the latest version of Chrome and to scroll up.
- A directory of direct links to delete your account from the major web sites.
- All-in-one API Documentation reader for Web Developers of all kinds.
- No one gets these but me, but they make me smile. 25 most awkward times to be a Type 1 Diabetic.
- Interesting explanation about why Mini USB is gone and Micro USB is the new king.
- Clank - a very polished and attractive CSS toolkit for mobile apps.
- A very compelling reason to learn Morse Code.
- Africa is a larger continent than you think. Maps are misleading.
- Everyone needs a Hollywood Technical Jargon Generator.
- Always dry Kinetic Sand...for the children.
- Did you know that cell-phone etiquette is very different around the world?
- A massive size-comparison chart of all Sci-Fi ships, monsters, aliens and more. Glorious. Can I get a print of this?
- 4000 years of world history in a single chart.
- It turns out that The Onion isn't a real news site...but folks still think it is.
- Turning an Apple //e into a lisp machine. Because.
- A database of FUIs. (Fictional User Interfaces)
- What Assassins Creed would look like if it was in real life and he did parkour.
- Ron Swanson would make a good Batman.
- The actress who plays Skyler on Breaking Bad on how hated she is.
- The American Presidents...as Pez.
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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
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