The Grenfell Tower fire puts everything into perspective. People lost families, friends, possessions and it’s hard to see who is helping them apart form themselves. Heartbreaking.
As for me, last week wears really busy but I’ve now got a week off work. However it didn’t get off to the best of starts with our boiler being condemned on Friday. New one being fitted this week which will cause quite a bit of upheaval…and probably a new kitchen will be required. Sigh.
More WipEout, more Ready Player One. Half way through and it’s so good.
Inside Walt Mossberg’s gadget museum – The Verge
Mossberg looks at the cirtical tech releases from his long career.
The 10.5” iPad Pro: Future-Proof – MacStories
I picked up the 10.5 this week alongside a pencil and keyboard. What an awesome device…more from me on this soon.
WordPress parent Automattic is closing its San Francisco office because its remote workers never show up — Quartz
Automattic, the technology company that owns WordPress.com, has a beautiful office in a converted San Francisco warehouse, with soaring ceilings, a library, and a custom-made barn door. If you like the space, you’re free to move in. The office at 140 Hawthorne went on the market after CEO Matt Mullenweg came to the realization not…
Flxible and mobile working is the future.
WWDC 2017 — Some Thoughts – Learning By Shipping
Putting some of the major announcements of new platform technologies in context. What are the implications for ARKit, Core ML, SiriKit. Also ow does iOS 11 and the iPad Pro 10″ improve “productivity’.
More thoughts on WWDC.
The secret origin story of the iPhone – The Verge
Great read…although it’s kicked up a bit of controversy.
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city – the guardian
Another extract from the same book, the ugly side of the devices we all love so much.
Apple’s Tim Cook on Donald Trump, the HomePod, and the Legacy of Steve Jobs – Bloomberg
The head of the most valuable company in the world talks to Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy.
Cook opens up a little more…and loves AR.
London tower block fire: What went wrong at Grenfell Tower? – YouTube
Investigators are trying to establish how a fire in a London tower block was able to spread so aggressively and so fast. A renovation of the building was com…
Background to the Grenfell fire.
5 Fires That Shaped Modern London – NYTimes.com
Why do we need a disaster to shape rules and regulations?
Grenfell Tower cladding: Claims fire-resistance would have cost just £5,000 | London Evening Standard
Anger is growing over claims a series of safety failings led to the Grenfell Tower disaster after it emerged contractors could have spent just £5,000 more on fire-resistant cladding. A “Justice for Grenfell” rally is set to take place in Westminster on Friday evening, while numerous distraught residents have demanded answers from politicians over the blaze that killed at least 17 people on Wednesday.
If this is true then words fail me.
London fire brigade boss: ‘It was a massive risk, but it’s our job to go in’ | UK news | The Guardian
This exciting Brexit future feels like all the rubbish bits from the past | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian
By default I link to one Marina Hyde post every week, but she’s that good.
How Newspapers Lost Their Monopoly On Influencing Voters In The 2017 General Election
The Sun and the Daily Mail sell 3 million copies a day between them. But their decades-long claim to dominating public opinion may have finally come to an end.
A good thing.
Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2016 – The Atlantic
Amazing photo’s to lift the spirits
Developers Who Use Spaces Make More Money Than Those Who Use Tabs – Stack Overflow Blog
Bonkers. And you should use tabs, not spaces.
Different languages: How cultures around the world draw shapes differently — Quartz