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Friday, November 22, 2019

In This Edition:
Smart Thinking Books, Youth Assembly on Climate, processing large data, jagged CSS gradients, 100 illustrations, road deaths and The Greatest Gift by delush!

Smart Thinking Books

Thi sweek I launched a new website called SmartThinkBooks.com. The aim of the site is to shine a spotlight on books that can fuel your mind! Many smart thinking books have changed the way I look at the world for the better, so I started this site to help spread the word. Please consider subscribing to our newsletter to get the latest posts direct to your inbox.

Youth Assembly on Climate in Dáil Éireann

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Last week as part of the centenary of Dáil Éireann, the first ever youth assembly on climate took place in the Dáil. Young people from all over the country gathered in thematic groups, discussed options and submitted a list of recommendations to the Oireachtas and the government. You can watch the historic proceedings here. The ten recommendations include the banning of imported fracked gas, a tiered company tax on emissions, the outlawing of ecocide and the introduction of sustainability education.

Processing Large Amounts of Data

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Python Speed published an interesting and useful blog post about the techniques available for processing large amounts of data, the easiest solution being throw money at the problem by buying more RAM.

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Jagged CSS Gradients

Image: Pixel and Ink

Pixel and Ink have a short post on Medium showing how to avoid jagged gradients in CSS. Ths secret, decimal points!

100 Illustrations

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Illustrations.co presents 100 free illustations available for download which were created in 2016 as part of the #100DaysChallenge.

Road Deaths

Image: City Metric

Chris Sharp has a fascinating post on City Metric about the amount of road deaths on British roads between 1997 and 2018. The graph of deaths clearly shows decline for a number of years and then stagnation. Chris investigates the reasons behind this and discovers investment, or lack thereof, in speed control measures and speed cameras has a direct result in the number of deaths on the roads.

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delush - The Greatest Gift feat. Tolü Makay

Image: YouTube, delush

delush is back with another cracking song and a video that ignites those warm fuzzy happy feelings, check it out here.

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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.
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I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in London. 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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