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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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Check out Robert Samuel as little Sam raps about career choices for kids! Perhaps this is the new ABCs!
I picked up a few fun T-Shirts at TheBlairisms this last month. Check out their Beyoncé and Golden Girls T-shirts. Fun stuff for the holiday season.
Check out “A Day in Code: An illustrated children’s story written in C” by Shari Eskenas. There are definitely not enough kids’ STEM books about lower level coding languages!
An interesting new Kickstarter, also for kids learning Computer Science. Check out ARMADUS: An AR Mobile Game and Sci-Fi Comic! Check out the art, a lot of work is going into this.
This is fascinating. It’s a Taskbar Extender for Windows called TaskbarX. Want centered Taskbar buttons? This open source app can do it! Great for folks from the Mac world moving to Windows.
I’ve been having some physical mobility problems lately, so I’ve used the opportunity to learn how to use the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Please subscribe to my YouTube, I’m covering lots of topics.
I have a lovely time upgrading my home network to a Rack Mounted Professional Ubiquiti Network system. Check out the video, I think it’s lovely, particularly when I get to the assembly montage at 22:00. Blog post coming soon.
Wonderful YouTube on the new technology used in The Mandalorian that is replacing the Green Screen.
Looks like BioWare is going to release a remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy! I think things like this a great, where a game that was pushing the limits but didn’t quite make it gets a 4k treatment. A series of classics.
If you’re a programmer, the free three-day virtual developer conference .NET Conf is this week! Check it out and join our community of friends.
The open-source Microsoft Windows PowerToys continues to add new utilities. Check out the new Color Picker. This is fast becoming a must-install app for me.
The new Raspberry Pi 400 is out. It’s a complete computer built into a keyboard. It reminds me a lot of a Commodore 64. While it’s not something to replace a kid’s machine for school (Zoom, etc) it’s definitely a nice starter system for a tinkerer!
I’ve been enjoying Pilot Emilie’s YouTube. She’s a laid-off Canadian commercial pilot and she’s pivoted gracefully to YouTube where she is teaching us all Flight Simulator 2020 with her years of flight expertise.
A photo booth where your dog can take selfies with her paw!? Yes please.
And finally, had my 20th Wedding Anniversary last week. Yay us!
I hope this little newsletter provided you some value and a little distraction. I appreciate you.
There were several nice nuggets of goodness within this post. Thanks!