Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: August 21nd, 2020
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Here are some wonderful things. 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.
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This is the Emmy award-winning man who led the production of the virtual DNC convention…without shoes, in his living room in Brentwood!
Indie developer Nicole Archambault has made an interesting technical course on how to Problem Solve! What’s interesting about it? She teaches Newbie Coder Problem Solving without a line of code! A good reminder that it’s about the problem, not the code.
I recorded this video that I’m rather proud of. It was recorded in one take, late at night with no real editing (other than coughs). I explain “What is .NET” in 18 min. It’s pretty good.
This is what an anime fight scene is like…if you’re fighting a cat!
Will this photograph win the Pulitzer as the iconic image that best describes
In the same vein of edutaining the kids (and parents) check out Microsoft TileCode! It’s a free game making app that you can run in the browser OR on an AdaFruit MakeCode handheld arcade!
I was a guest on a podcast called “Parent Driven Development” where I talked about Allowances…for Adults!
Are you loving Sarah Cooper right now? In just a few months she’s got a Netflix Special and a CBS Sitcom coming! Amazing! You may have heard her first on Hanselminutes! That’s right, in 2019 Sarah Cooper was on the show, and she’s a talented delight.
If you or someone you love is a Developer, check out Anjuan Simmons’ new 7 part engineering leadership series “Lead Dev Together!” Coming in September.
Say what you will about TikTok, the unbridled creativity is a joy. I challenge you to watch this TikTok by Amen Alarefi and figure out how it’s made!
A talked to new Cloud Engineer Gwyneth Peña about how she’s learning in public, studying for her Azure Certifications on YouTube!
Kind of developer focused, but this open source RepoZ app will put your git branch and details in your Windows Explorer! Super useful!
Have you ever been to Wall, South Dakota? You have a reason to go!
Did you know they are changing the ice cream truck jingle? It has a messy past but the new FREE version for every truck by The RZA is even better! Now Wu-Tang really is for the children!
Watch these young people as they go on a multi-generational journey and discover good music…and how Phil Collins can drop the beat 3 minutes into a song! Then watch this little bike rider. He’s ok.
The new Surface Duo - a two screen Android phone with the soul of a Surface - is out. It’s expensive but amazing and delightful.
Hasbro has put the full GI Joe cartoon series from the 80s online at YouTube for free. For the kids.
Nothing can prepare you for the journey you’re about to take through this video.
Saron Yitbarek of CodeNewbies fame has put together a Machine Learning audio course with a money back guarantee! Take a walk, learn AI. I loved it so much I wrote a little testimonial.
The pandemic isn’t over even though you’re over it. Now this jingle is stuck in your head!
I hope this little newsletter provided you some value and a little distraction. I appreciate you.