Ahhh, I am nice and relaxed as I near the conclusion of my two week staycation ☺️. I have got so many little personal projects under way, and even some completed, more to share very soon.
But this week I talk with some of the team from the IOST Blockchain, look at the Zoom drama, unravel JPEGs, dig back into the Hitchhikers game, and so much more.
Air travel, ‘aint what it used to be
15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Airline Pilots — Mental Floss — Pocket — getpocket.com
They may not have told you everything when you went into the cockpit to have wings pinned to your shirt. So, here’s a few interesting facts about working in the sky.
France will apply an ‘ecotax’ to nearly all air travel — The Verge — www.theverge.com
France plans to put an “ecotax” on nearly all air travel starting in 2020, the government announced on Tuesday. The new tax could bring in approximately $200 million that could be used to support less polluting modes of transportation, like trains.
Zoom did not have a good week.
And here’s how to get rid of Zoom.
How our apps and devices sound has an enormous influence on how we think about the machines we use. OneZero speaks to sound designers on the magic of their craft, from the Mac Startup to Skype’s Ring.
The game that nearly wasn’t, except when it was nearly 5 games.
Unraveling The JPEG — parametric.press
JPEG images are everywhere in our digital lives, but behind the veil of familiarity lie algorithms that remove details that are imperceptible to the human eye. This produces the highest visual quality with the smallest file size — but what does that look like? Let’s see what our eyes can’t see!
Amid a homelessness crisis, sky-high rent and a surplus of rich people, insiders bemoan the effects of their own industry
One of my favourite tools comes to the desktop for everyone!