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#209

Friday, May 1, 2020

In This Edition:
We Make Good face masks, infinite monkey piano, custom ML bird identifier, CSS seperator generator, Tim Ferriss & Adam Grant, and Ikea's Growroom!

I"m currently in a superposition of being in awe of and an emotion wreck from watching Normal People.

We Make Good Face Masks

Image: wemakegood.ie

We Make Good are selling face masks made by women from refugee backgrounds affiliated with The Textile Studio in Dublin, and are donating an extra masks to someone living in Direct Provision for every mask bought. Maith siad. Buy your mask here.

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Infinite Monkey Piano

Image: The Pudding

The Pudding are running a live experiment to generate the opening bars of songs by brute force on piano, in an exploration of the infinite monkey theorem. The experiment has been running for 17 days and has currently cracked 18 songs including Still Dre and Für Elise. It is currently trying to crack Fast Car by Tracy Chapman.

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Custom ML Bird Identifier

Image: hackster.io, Microsoft

Hackster.io has a useful how to guide by Jen Looper describing the steps involved in building a bird identifier using a custom machine learning model running on a Google Coral Dev board with a Raspberry Pi Camera module.

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CSS Seperator Generator

Image: wweb.dev

A handy CSS seperator generator that you can use to configure the shape and position of CSS rendered page seperators.

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Podcast of the Week: Tim Ferriss & Adam Grant

Image: Pasi Salminen

For those of us needing a productivity kick in the ass during COVID-19 lockdown, Tim Ferriss' interview with Adam Grant is for us! The podcast episode is extremely entertaining as these two giants of achievement and productivity have the chats about how to achieve more by hacking your outlook for personal growth, and how to be a nice person while doing it.

Ikea Growroom

Image: Space 10

Ikea's research and design operation Space 10 has open sourced The Growroom, an urban farming pavilion designed to allow communities to grow food in urban spaces.

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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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