The kitchen drags on. Mostly all done (and it looks great) but one of the last major tasks was the new floor…and they’ve shipped a mixture of flooring so the fitter had to stop on Saturday afternoon. Instead of finishing today leaving me with painting it will be mid to end of this week. Frustrating. Still, a week off work starting this Friday to get everything done and the house back in order.
Star Trek Discovery off to a strong start. Looked good, story wasn’t a disaster and the opening credits were a triumph. Looking forward to more.
Picked up a SNES Mini this week much to my surprise. Tesco said they wouldn’t deliver on release date but they did. It’s tiny but the pads are the same size as the original and the games included are a fantastic range of titles from the Super Nintendo days. Shame there is no Pilotwings though (hack coming soon hopefully) but it’s the easiest way of reliving some classic games. Can easily swap between games, states can be saved and some screen options to try and polish up the vintage visuals. Well worth a purchase if you had a SNES back in the day
How I hacked hundreds of companies through their helpdesk
UPDATE: The Next Web wrote a story about my findings: http://ift.tt/2ysKAuq Months ago I…
Shocked by how easy this is.
macOS High Sierra Review: A Modern Snow Leopard? – 512 Pixels
Detailed review of High Sierra which came out last week. Picked up a few new things from the review too.
TOYO TIRES | Ken Block’s Climbkhana: Pikes Peak Featuring the Hoonicorn V2 – YouTube
Another jaw dropping video from Ken Block.
Apple is really bad at design | The Outline
Scathing piece and in some ways hard to argue against it.
The Coming Software Apocalypse – The Atlantic
A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.
Long but important look at a rocky road ahead.
How Crossrail is using 3D-printing to build its stations – IanVisits
These stations look stunning.
The people who still compete in Super Mario Kart, 25 years later – Polygon
Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ Super NES Classic Edition Manuals | Nintendo
Alongside the SNES mini, Nintendo have published the original manuals online. Brings back a lot of memories where getting a game manual was the norm. Now you get a download code for some crappy gun/armour and thats your lot.
SNES Classic interviews revisit the creation of 21 great games – Polygon
More trips down memeory lane – some great stories here.
Apple Music’s Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They’re ‘Not Even Close’ to Success With Streaming | Billboard
30 million subscribers but not enough for Apple. I’ve enjoyed Apple Music so far but can understand why Spotify is still the market leader.
Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee – The New York Times
Still boggles the mind when the sports stars talk more sense than the politicians.
The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science | Life and style | The Guardian
I’ve really struggled with my sleep over the last few weeks and it’s taking a tole on my health. So important, especially as I get old(er).
The Power Of Compounding: You Can Achieve Anything, If You Stop Trying To Do Everything
A trap I fall into at work and in my own hobbies. Juggling too much instead of doubling down in one or two area’s.
This island is not for sale: how Eigg fought back
Well worth a read.
Spanish Riot Police Are Trying To Prevent People From Voting In Catalonia’s Independence Referendum
The north-eastern region in Spain is holding an independence referendum Sunday. Central Spanish government has declared the vote illegal.
The actions of the Spanish government and police today have been disgraceful and almost unbelievable. Would never have predicated state violence at such scale.
Blade Runner 2049 – Prequel Short Film #3 – Ab 5.10.2017 im Kino! – YouTube
Last of three short stories that bridge the gap between the two films. I watched Blade Runner over the weekend and still can’t believe that it’s 35 years old. Role on the new film this Friday.
Red Dead Redemption 2 | Official Trailer #2 | PS4 – YouTube
So good and seemingly still on track for a Spring 18 launch.