Managed to bypass most of the Black Friday deals but did pick up some, what I think were, genuine deals in that I was about to buy the same products at full price but got 30% off. Way-hey. However the whole thing around Black Friday has got pretty tiring. Still, role on Cyber Monday, December sales, Boxing Day sales and January sales. Bleuch.
Blue Planet is such an amazing program. Most pleasing is the fact that it’s doing so well in the ratings as well. More please BBC.
- Who is PLAYERUNKNOWN? – Noclip Profiles – YouTubeLooking forward to playing this on the Xbox in December.
- How “Blade Runner” Artist Syd Mead Designed Las Vegas Of 2049Stunning. A shame more didn’t go to see this in the cinema.
- Why Microsoft makes weird hardware – YouTubeGreat behind the scene’s of the design lab at MS. Would love to see similar at Apple.
- BBC iPlayer – Labour – The Summer that Changed EverythingReally enjoyed this behind the scenes documentary of the Labour party campaign at this years General Election. Kinnock looked lost as did most of the old guard. Oh what could have been if the party had united behind Corbyn. Worth catching on iPlayer while you can.
- Momentum loyalty test planned for would-be Labour MPs | Politics | The GuardianContenders asked to sign contract to back Corbyn’s objectives and party manifesto to win group’s support
The rise of Momentum was touched on during the Beeb’s documentary. Labour is still split and this doesn’t seem like a helpful step.
- Andrew Anglin: The Making of an American Nazi – The AtlanticWorth a read. The legitimising of the white supremists under Trump’s watch is jaw dropping.
- Stunning MTB masterclass: Matt Jones | Frames Of Mind – YouTubeLoved this – catch the behind the scenes to see some of the falls. Ouch.
- These solipsistic moods – HAPPILY IMPERFECTThoughtful post from Gordon – make the time to read this.
- Are Programmers Headed Toward Another Bursting Bubble?Always thought AI wouldn’t threaten IT…but of course it will. Cloud and serverless are already impacting traditional IT admin jobs, chatbots removing helpdesks. Slippery slope.
- The Generalized Specialist: How Shakespeare, Da Vinci, and Kepler ExcelledLoved this as it resonates with something I’ve always wrestled with. Focus on one skill and master it or spread skills and be a generalist? I’ve done the later as I love variety and hate being pigeon holed but always doubt it’s the right call.
- Toilet paper that builds toilets | Who Gives A Crap UKWhat a great company name!
- Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. – The New York TimesPiss off. Make the lecture/meeting more interesting instead.
- To make a new kind of shoe, adidas had to change everything | WIRED UKMove fast, make fast, sell fast.