Image: Anascaul Lake Mountains, this photo is available to licence on EyeEm.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

In This Edition:
Harry Clarke, Inch Beach, JS errors, ISS photos, Munger operating system, wireframe & UI kits, web design problems, wireless air water barrier and printed paper actuators.

This week I spent some time amongst the rolling hills of the Dingle Peninsula. Even with inclement weather, the place is amazingly beautiful. I can recommend this great Airbnb house in Anascaul village, 20 mins outside Dingle and 10 mins from Inch beach! Anascaul lake is also 10 mins north of the village and has an amazingly picturesque valley setting, as seen in the photo above. Check out some more photos of the lake here.

Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows

Image: The Stained Glass Windows at An Díseart in Dingle, thie photo is available to licence on EyeEm.

Tucked away off one of the streets in Dingle is An Díseart convent of the Presentation Sisters order which I visited. In 1924, the convent commissioned Harry Clarke to created 6 sets of stained glass windows for the convert chapel. On first glance, the stained glass look to portray the usual religious scenes but on further inspection the mesmerising detail of each square centimeter of the glass becomes apparent.

The photo above is of one small section of one of the windows. If you ever get a chance to visit, it is well worth the 3 EUR entrance fee. Spend some time staring at each window and they will start to jump out at you! :-) You can see some more photos of the amazingly detailed stained glass winwos here.

Inch Beach, Dingle Peninsula

Inch Beach Drone Shot, this photo is available to licence on EyeEm.

During my trip to Kerry, the weather cleared enough to fly my drone over Inch Beach. It is such a beautiful beach, set between the Iveragh and Dingle Peninsulas. It was also the first beach that I've driven a car on right down the length of the beach. Check out more of my Inch Beach drone photos here.

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A Critical JS Error on FT.com

Image: Medium, FT Product & Technology

This interesting article describes how one line of Javascript code caused the Financial Times website to become 10 times slower, and how the problem was diagnosed. The cause was a blocking call to JSON parse and stringify which involved unnecessary deep copying of data.

Best Photos Taken From The ISS

Image: The Cleveland Volcano in Alaska, NASA

The International Space Station celebrates it's 20th Anniversary this year. To commemorate this, New Atlas have curated a list of 40 of the best photos taken from the space station.

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The Munger Operating System

Image: Farnham Street

Farnham Street have a good article disecting the wisdom delivered by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger during his USC Law School commencement speech in 2007. The propose that the life advice given can be used an operating system to lead a full and successful life.

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Wireframe & UI Kits

Image: Tutsplus

Wireframes and UI Kits, get your Wireframes and UI Kits here!

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Common Web Design Problems

Image: Tilda

The Tilda Publishing Blog have a great post describing the most common webdesign mistakes made with layout, positioning, fonts and colours that are best avoided.

Wireless Communication Water Air Barrier

Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT

Researchers at MIT have figured out how to break the water air barrier for wireless communication. The solution involves using a sonar transmitter to vibrate the surface of the water and an airborne receiver to detect and decode the vibrations. The system produced data rates at hundreds of bits per second in tests done in two MIT swimming pools.

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Cool Thing Of The Week: Printed Paper Actuator

Image: Carnegie Mellon University

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University's Morphing Matter Lab have created printed paper actuators. By coating paper with conductive thermoplastic, the paper can bend, fold or flatten in response to an electric current. The video demonstrates some interesting uses for this technology, as interface controllers and as a moving publishing medium. (H/T to Mikael for sharing this.)

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Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
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Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Swansea. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com