Issue 74: Another Wednesday, another newsletter
Smart spies, neurodiverse teams, mass extinction, and more
another week has passed in this seemingly never-ending pandemic. Thailand is still doing badly and Bangkok went into another lockdown, so I’m definitely happy that we decided to move away from the city last October.
This week’s links
🌍 Earth tipped over on its side 84 million years ago and then righted itself, new study finds
Tipped over and righted itself? Sounds like most Saturdays when I was a student, what’s the big achievement here? 😉
🔔 I spy: are smart doorbells creating a global surveillance network?
The willingness of people to let private companies spy on them and others and use that data will never cease to amaze me.
🧠 Supporting neurodiversity in your engineering teams
This is a topic dear to my heart and the above article is a good resource.
💩 Wombats are the only animals whose poop is a cube. Here’s how they do it.
Nature is crazy. I also really want to go back to Australia once we can travel again.
🍆 The Porn Crisis That Isn’t
Pornography can be a difficult topic. As far as I’m concerned, as long as only consenting adults are involved, almost anything is fair game.
⏳ Time Management Won’t Save You
Tips on how to reduce the volume of work instead of getting better at managing it.
🔥 Here’s How Your Metabolism Influences How Many Calories You Burn Each Day
I don’t know about you but as I get older this has definitely changed for the worse. Nowadays I feel like I gain weight by just accidentally looking at food…
🦈 Scientists discover biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs
The biggest extinction event since the dinosaurs massively reduced the shark population in the oceans and was not tied to a climate event. Intriguing.
🗣 The Full Story of the Stunning RSA Hack Can Finally Be Told
After 10 years the NDAs finally expired and employees can talk in more detail about what happened.
🎶 “Modbap” Re-Imagines Hip-Hop Beatmaking Using Modular Synths
Found this a while ago through a coworker, I really dig this style of music.
Tom Hiddleston always has done an outstanding job at portraying Loki in the MCU and the new miniseries is no exception. Maybe it’s the fact that after 1.5 years of pandemic living my standards have dropped but I find this highly entertaining.
Until next week,