Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: February 4th, 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. Fight me.
Still, it's one more site to check and it's a hassle for some of you Dear Readers. Therefore, I will still do the newsletter, but I'll post each newsletter to the blog some weeks later.
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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 signed up at http://hanselman.com/newsletter and the archive of all previous Newsletters is here.
- A PILE of LifeHacks. Really take a minute and check them out. MIND BLOWN.
- From John Carmack: "'Sometimes, the elegant implementation is a function. Not a method. Not a class. Not a framework. Just a function."
- This is what happens if you give a cake shop a USB stick containing an image you want to appear on a cake:http://i.imgur.com/xTQEp9Z.jpg via @harrisimo
- A great pep talk from Kid President.
- A good list of the most popular fonts of 2012, by http://www.myfonts.com/newsletters/sp/201301.html
- Plex is the media center software ecosystem I've been waiting for
- "Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. - WG"
- So, this happened. http://heyyeyaaeyaaaeyaeyaa.com
- Guy recreates entire Toy Story using real toys and live action.
- Learn How to Use Windows 95 with Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry
- Doom 3: Gangnam Style using WebGL, all in your modern browser. Insane.
- 300 Million Year Old Machine found in Russia...aliens?
- Learn Advanced HTML & CSS with one useful guide
- Wonder how those Computer UIs in movies like Tron get created?
- Taking project management too far? Scrum for Kids.
- The Top 100 Things I'd Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord
- Meet “Dashan,” the Canadian Comedian Who Achieved Accidental Stardom in China
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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.
"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes."
It's a result of Twitter attribution decay.
The actual quote is by Steven Winterburn.
Kidding aside, a great collection off stuff.
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