WWDC. Obama. Musk. Beauty. Humor.
‘Beauty’ is just one of the 5 things that caught my eyes and ears this past week that I wanted to share with you.
You might not know what this is, but this is an annual conference that essentially provides early commentary from Apple about their technical direction. Ok - the World Wide Developers Conference is a whole lot more. But for you and me it is exactly that. This is a list provided by Brent Simmons, that he in turn had extracted from a group he belongs to in Seattle. It is a collection of ideas and thoughts and needs and requirements that at least one group of people think is important for Apple to be working on - and ideally announcing. Three that caught my eye as being very interesting.
+ Trials on the iOS and Mac App Store + Run iOS apps on Macs. + ARM-based MacBooks.
… but do click through for the whole list - remembering it is really a wish list - but damn - some of them will make it.
Your personal view into a future
Obama Nothing more to be said than ’if you haven’t seen it, then take the opportunity now.
It’s long - but worth it
Elon Musk, the ‘world’s raddest man’ will become a series of articles by Tim Urban. I really liked how he opened his piece - which drew me more completely into the full story. This particular quote made me stand back and slowly drop my jaw. I mean, we all kind of know this, but summarized in this way, you get a sense as to why he is the absolute antithesis of Travis.
+ In 2002, before the sale of PayPal even went through, Musk started voraciously reading about rocket technology, and later that year, with $100 million, he started one of the most unthinkable and ill-advised ventures of all time: a rocket company called SpaceX. + Then, in 2004, as that “project” was just getting going, Musk decided to multi-task by launching the second-most unthinkable and ill-advised venture of all time: an electric car company called Tesla. + And since why the fuck not, a couple years later, in 2006, he threw in $10 million to found, with his cousins, another company, called SolarCity.
This century’s Edison ?
Absolutely gorgeous - click through to get to all of the images, but here is a taste. Remember that is a color picture of the Golden Gate being built … via Kottke
Imagine your life without color
And finally - ‘a little bit o’ fun’. You might not be a regular visitor to Github. I certainly am not, but even there humor kicks in from time to time. The full details are here … But here is project that caught my eye. TrumpScript - a language based upon the illustrious Donald Trump … for example
+ TrumpScript does not allow the use of fractions or decimals – only whole integers, because America never does anything halfway. + If a user tries to run TrumpScript on a Microsoft Windows computer, it’ll produce this error message: “Windows? ‘The big problem this country has is being PC.’”
Humor is everywhere