Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: December 17th, 2013
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- Moving without Mom - After his wife passed away, dad Ben now recreates some pictures with his daughter as they move out of their original house. Sad and poignant.
- ExplainShell - Amazing resource for learning how the shell works in *nix. A must for teaching anyone.
- Interesting new CSS Postprocessor called Myth.
- I've talked about how I like ConEmu before. Now there's cmder, a portable system that wraps it with new settings, fonts, a generally makes it pretty. It's 90% of the console that I want on Windows.
- Fascinating post-mortem on a node.js memory leak at Walmart.
- Pharrell's amazing 24 hour music video.
- I bought this GCW Zero open source portable gaming console on Kickstarter. It plays DOS games, emulators, SNES and more. Recommended for hobbyists and the patient.
- Great cartoon that explains how Bitcoin works.
- AMAZING interactive example of visual cryptography.
- Do you like StackOverflow? Why not run the whole site offline for your company and save bandwidth?
- Cool Euler angles example of a global and D3.js's geography projections to create a globe using web standards.
- 2D 90's style Sprite art is amazing...can you light it dynamically as if it were a 3D model?
- How much can you corrupt a QR code before it becomes unreadable?
- Choose Your Ipsum
- Bret Victor's "Media for Thinking The Unthinkable" presentation
- 44 Back Handsprings in 34 seconds? Wow.
- Inspect HTTP Requests and share them online with RequestBin.
- Did you know there are Nazis on Tatooine?
- Lorde's song "Royals" was inspired by ... a photo of Kansas City Royals star George Brett.
- Texts from Kevin Conboy's son during the Arapahoe shooting
- Why not make a DIY Smartphone Projector with the kids this Christmas?
- 3D Printers are really happening! ;)
- Nelson Mandela Becomes First Politician To Be Missed
- Amazon Prime Air Drone Hunt. Playable HTML5 game.
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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.
Er. Weird. Stop propagating the weirdness Scott!
Newsletter is still full of gems though!
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I do like the software gems that pop up on here, cmder looks almost exactly what im currently looking for, does any one know if it has something similar to a snippets menu? Or a SSH client with macro and snippet functionality for windows?