Monday 16th September, 2013
Monday Links - 244
More self promotion!? Moi!? Never. Nah, just kidding, here’s some more shameless self promotion.
I started to play around with what I can do with all the images I’ve been capturing of the Thames, and came up with these time slice images (is that what they’re called?) and associated video. I’d love to have a set of these images over a long period of time (like, a year) so that you could visualise the shrinking and expanding daylight. — CR
This is a handy little tip to allow you to host simple websites on Google Drive - I’ve definitely found myself wanting to demo simple HTML pages publicly in the past and this might just be a great way to do it. As far as I can tell, you’ll need to avoid converting the uploaded files in order to get the ‘Preview’ button mentioned on this page — CR
“Going live” (although we don’t really like that phrase) on the 18th; you can sign up now to get early access to the first set of courses from FutureLearn partners. — JA
Game reviews from people who have just chewed and swallowed incredibly hot peppers. I don’t know anything about the games they are reviewing, but this certainly makes compelling viewing. This quote from the end really made me laugh:
Uunfortunately… we’re going to keep going.
A pretty-long but very comprehesive writeup of one person selling the product they invented. Seeing all the hassle they went through is fascinating. This part in particular resonated with me and my own thoughts about how a person, or a company, should go about learning how to make things:
And here’s the terrifying part. You will probably lose it. You WILL probably fail. So you better learn something abso-freakin-lutely amazing to justify that loss. Go all out. Explore your options. And use that knowledge for next time, because there will be a next time and when there is you will do better.