Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: July 22nd, 2020
It's been a while. Are things still wonderful?
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It’s been a while since I wrote one of these. I thought it was somewhat hard to find Wonderful Things lately, but I realized that I was still collecting them. They are out there. Here’s some things that I have made, others have made, and things that have made me and my family smile of late. I hope you are as well as you can be.
I’ve started making videos on YouTube lately. I’m rather proud of these “Computer Stuff They Didn’t Teach You,” particularly my Git 101 basics video. I recorded it in one take, no edits.
Microsoft Developer Division released a huge amount of diverse stock photography under Creative Commons that you can use in blogs and presentations!
GitHub now lets you set the skin tone of emoji to match your own! What a nice little inclusive touch.
Gift Egwuenu has a new YouTube Channel and a nice video on her favorite VS Code Extensions.
If you are working from home, have you built a nest? Remember that Quarantine Work doesn’t feel the same as Remote Work.
Because you want to see a dog eating a burrito on his human’s lap, who is also eating a burrito.
I figured out how to pin profiles in my browser so I have Edge for Personal and Edge for WERK.
I hope you are watching Star Wars in Machete Order.
Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health. It’s more wonderful if you stop. I’m trying to quit it myself.
You can use WSL2 on Windows 10 to do Machine Learning with your Video Card (GPU) now!
Alicia fixed her writer’s block by writing in her phone’s Notes app rather than in Word. It changed her outlook!
How Will We Imagine Life in the Year 2030? A wonderful comic book (PDF) explores that question, produced by BottledLightning.
KeyBR has great online Touch Typing Lessons
It seems Chimps have better short term memory that we do but they can’t code in React, so…
If you use Windows 10, check out the free Notepads (plural) app! It’s faster and nicer looking than Notepad.
Play the original “Celeste” on PICO-8, a virtual web-based console.
Microsoft Editor is a web plugin like Grammerly but is free with a Microsoft sign-in. Advanced features are free for Office 365 subscribers.
37 ways that words can be wrong will get you thinking.
Why not register for Codeland:Distributed and attend this Thursday? I’ll be giving the “locknote” last talk. Thursday is FREE
LEGO is coming out with a Nintendo Entertainment System WITH TV made of LEGO so just give me this for Christmas.
A fascinating article showing how Michael Burnham’s space suits in Star Trek are closer to NASA’s work than you’d think.
My 12 year old is learning how to email…with some success?
They put an actual web camera on the back of an insect and I am not sure how I feel about it!
Have you seen Some Good News when they reunited the cast of The Office?
This person is running Doom *inside Windows Task Manager* by making each CPU core be a pixel. I don’t think it’s real, do you?
A lovely video where a Musical Theatre Coach reacts to “You’ll Be Back” from Hamilton.
This is the best rendition of “Lift Every Voice” you’ve ever heard.
I hope this little newsletter provided you some value and a little distraction. I appreciate you.