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Friday, May 3, 2019

In This Edition:
NHS Icons, NASA twins, MandalaGaba, Gaeilge le The Loose Head, Ralph Breaks The Internet, Hay NAWR & Knock Down The House

Lots of rollercoaster viewing for me this week. Between Endgame, the Battle of Winterfell (Not Today!) and watching Knock Down The House (see review below), my emotions are in tatters :-p

Hay NAWR #1

Last weekend, the first NAWR spin-off concert series launched in Hay-On-Wye. Hay NAWR #1 took place in The Globe at Hay and featured performances by Peiriant, Jenn Kirby, Beresford / Hammond and Teddy Hunter. Check out the photos from the concert here.


NHS Icons

Image: NHS Blog

Interaction designer Ben Cullimore describes how he reviewed, designed and decided upon which set of icons to use on the NHS site. Interestingly, he describes how the use of some icons, such as ! for important information, can be overlooked as not relevant depending on the context of the user, such as thinking the important information is emergency information and not relevant in everyday scenarios.


The NASA Twins

Image: Science Magazine

Scientists have published the results of the study of the NASA twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly in Science Magazine. The experiment studies the physiological, molecular and cognitive changes that can happen to a human during a prolonged space mission. Scott Kelly was in the International Space Station for one year while his twin Mark stayed on earth, which allowed scientists to compare the effects of the space mission between the two identical twins.


Image: mandalagaba.com

Mandalagaba is a web drawing site that allows you to draw mandalas, snowflakes, recursive lines and other symmetric patterns using a suite of apps. They are incredibly satisfying to use and you can switch modes using the link in the bottom right hand corner.


Gaeilge le The Loose Head

Iamge: Twitter, Gaeilge le The Loose Head

No better way to brush up on your Irish and keep up to date with the latest Rugby memes at the same time than following Gaeilge le The Loose Head.

Movie Review: Ralph Breaks The Internet

Image: YouTube, Disney

Ralph Breaks The Internet (aka Wreck It Ralph 2) is a fantastic animated film with the irony and metaphor levels of Family Guy while still being family friendly. Along with the well rounded plot and character interactions (extended from the first instalment), the film is full to the brim with internet references and memes, translated expertly into the universe paradigm of the Wreck It Ralph movie franchise. Add in an ample sprinkling of Disney multiple franchise character appearances and you have a very enjoyable watch. The two post credit scenes are the funniest things I've seen in a while.


TV Review: Knock Down The House

Image: Netflix

Netflix released its political documentary Knock Down The House this week. The film follows the campaigns of four non-career politicians that ran for congress in the U.S. 2018 midterm elections, endorsed to run by the Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress committees. The stories and journeys of all four campaigners are riveting and emotional, but perhaps the most famous of which is the story of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who contested in the district of The Bronx & Queens in New York City.
This film is profound viewing. Think the West Wing but in real life, and more of an emotional rollercoaster.


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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 Scotland. 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

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