Just caught the first episode of DEVS. Yup, I’m hooked.

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Seriously great edition from Future Crunch in the inbox today. If you haven’t heard of them “We are a group of scientists, artists, researchers and designers who believe that science and technology are the most powerful drivers of human progress. We’re determined to share that story. Our expertise ranges from political economy, genetics, urban planning and zoology, to music, painting and philosophy. We use our diverse skills and knowledge to provide unexpected perspectives on the state of the world in 2020.

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Done some work, time for a film or two. “Reign Of Fire” is first up 🎥

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Totally missed that season 2 of Cosmos started on National Geographic UK last Sunday. Catch up TV is an amazing thing 📺

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FRIDAY LINK PACK #3

Location data of phones on a Florida beach during Spring Break via The Loop Life size pizza table and meatball pizza via Under Consideration Quarantined photographer executes fantastic FaceTime fashion shoot via Cult Of Mac ‘RoboCop 2’: The crazy story of how Cain got his CG puppeteered head “What’s ironic about that is – the stop-motion that Tippett Studio did in RoboCop 2 is astounding. In my opinion, Cain is the pinnacle of stop motion as a realistic VFX technique.

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Just finished the last episode of Picard. Damn that was good 🚀📺

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First film of the day - Tomorrowland 🍿

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Trying to decide between watching “The Thing” or the 70s version of “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers” 🤔🎥

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Time for a bit of Doom Eternal 🎮

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Thinking about my phone, one thing I’d really like is if the layout changed over the day - “you’re done with work for the day, let’s shuffle those apps out of thumb reach until tomorrow” 🤔

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FRIDAY LINK PACK #2

Nintendo Customer Support Goes Above And Beyond For 95-Year-Old Grandma’s Busted Game Boy Nine Inch Nails make Ghosts V-VI available for free Astronaut Chris Hadfield Reviews Space Movies, from ‘Gravity’ to ‘Interstellar’ | Vanity Fair Flight 008 first podcast episodes are now online “Eleven of the biggest writers in science fiction, through eleven unique stories, follow one single thread: a non-stop flight from Tokyo to San Francisco that passes through a wrinkle in spacetime and lands in the year 2040.

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Starting the morning with some pre-work Disney+ action. Time for The Phantom Menace 📽

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Starting the day off with Europe “Out Of This World” 🎵

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Watching “The Imagineering Story” 📺

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MOCKOON - RUN MOCK APIS LOCALLY

I’ve been working through “Building Forms with Vue.js” by Marina Mosti, and a tool she mentioned to use was an open source free API simulator called Mockoon: “Mockoon is the easiest and quickest way to run mock APIs locally. No remote deployment, no account required, open source." Seriously, this app is brilliant. I think I’ll get a lot of use out of it 😄 H/T to Enjoy The Vue podcast, episode 6.

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Outside one of the local pubs (seen while dog walking).

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FRIDAY LINK PACK #1

Flight 008, a multi-part science fiction story Following on from the XPrize “Seat 14C” science fiction competition from 2017. “Eleven of the biggest writers in science fiction, through eleven unique stories, follow one single thread: a non-stop flight from Tokyo to San Francisco that passes through a wrinkle in spacetime and lands in the year 2040. With performances by an all-star cast Dan Stevens, Calista Flockheart, Reid Scott, Keith David, Alfred Molina, and Danny Trejo Flight 008 is an audio experience unlike any other.

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WE ARE WAVES OF THE SAME SEA

I meant to post this a while back (pre-vaccine release), but it was left languishing in the drafts. If you read one thing today, this newsletter from Future Crunch should be it. It’s not overly lengthy, and this section in particular struck a chord with me. Don’t forget the scientists. There are more of them alive today than have ever existed, and right now as you’re reading this, they’re all pulling in the same direction.

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"ONE DAY I'LL CREATE A PROPER BLOG FOR MYSELF"

Yeah. One day. When I get a spare hour or two. When I decide which static site generator I want to use. After a long time reading other indie blogs I decided to just go for it. Basic WP theme, no bells and whistles, just content that I’ve found or written in an easy to administer format. So here we go for 2020, and yes I’m even using Gutenberg 😎.

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FLEA HAS A BOOK CLUB!

So with lockdowns/isolation/home working rampant, I thought I’d post some things that I’ve found which are totally unrelated to coronavirus. There are plenty of great sources online to get information from, so instead of contributing to the churn and the endless memes I present the first link - Flea’s book club (h/t The Outline).

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Ok here goes. After listening to a lot of the @monday micro.monday podcasts in the last week, and seeing my Facebook feed turn more anxious I’ve signed up. This place seems great 😎

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