Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: September 28th, 2020
It's a whole mood
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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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I’ve been enjoying working on my YouTube channel in my spare time and I just released a new video, 30 min, 1 take, no editing, called “Kubernetes and Container Orchestration 101” that I’m pretty proud of. Please check it out and share it with your technical friends! And subscribe!
Do you need a coffee table shaped like a 3.5” floppy disk? You didn’t think so, but you do!
If it’s available in your country or location, check out The Amber Ruffin Show. It’s a fun new night time show with Amber’s fun and quirky style. If I had a show, I’d want it to be like this. It’s awkward with no in-studio audience but she owns it, and we are living in awkward times. It’s adorkable.
Apparently the kids today have forgotten that Eddie Murphy’s “Party All The Time” was a bop. Teach the children.
Have you see Doggface? He’s someone’s uncle, riding his long board, listening to Fleetwood Mac and drinking cranberry juice from a liter bottle. The balm we need in 2020. Learn more about Nathan Apodaca’s story here.
In fact, there’s a ton of joyful and wholesome content on TikTok, like Dave the machinist dancing to Return of The Mack.
My 14 year old is learning Spanish, so it’s clearly on me to force him to watch fake Spanish telenovelas like Que Hora Es and Besos Y Lagrimas.
Scott Ladewig hooked my talk at Microsoft Ignite up to a…robot parrot. And I don’t hate it.
Every September 21st for the last 5 years or so Demi Adejuyigbe makes an epic 9/21 video to dance to the Earth Wind and Fire classic. This year’s was the most epic of all.
My son is rocking this graphing calculator like it’s 1992. Nothing has changed in calculator tech, has it? Although I’ve been trying NOT to buy this Numworks calculator…don’t buy it…don’t buy it.
Roller-skating is having a comeback moment…but we’ve learned it never left!
A video from deep, deep inside Skype headquarters as they ask the question, “WTH Happened to Skype?” (with Rainn Wilson)
I work hard to put out informative blogs, books, maybe newsletters, but I end up going viral for typing with a potato chip bag on my hand. Always a bridesmaid!
Remember Alicia Keys’ classic “You don’t know my name?” Who was on the other side of the phone call? Calvin Seabrooks imagines…
This is an honest look at how we are doing our interviews and zoom calls during the pandemic.
How about a virtual camera plugin so you can just give a real thumbs up in a meeting and get a comic book style message on screen?
“Never trust summary statistics alone; always visualize your data.” Each of these datasets has the identical stats…but are dramatically different.
I hope this little newsletter provided you some value and a little distraction. I appreciate you!