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Friday, June 19, 2020

In This Edition:
ISS Photo Explorer, lessons in electric circuits, free Springer textbooks, productivity & goal setting with Marc Andreesson, great mental models, & eavesdropping by watching a lightbulb!

This week I watched Da 5 Bloods by Spike Lee on Netflix. It is a powerful film, especially when looked at in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement. Delroy Lindo deserves an oscar for his performance.

ISS Photo Explorer

Image: NASA, Dublin

Callum Prentice and his 8 year old daughter built a website to explore the millions of photos of the earth taken by the International Space Station. The website allows you to enter high level latitude and longitude coordinates to see photos from that area, like this photo of Dublin city.


Lessons in Electric Circuits

Image: All About Circuits

All About Circuits published a free lesson set on electronic engineering and electronic circuits. Originally written as textbooks by Tony R. Kuphaldt, the lessons have been updated by members of the All About Circuits community.

Free Springer Textbooks

Image: Harish Narayanan

During COVID-19, Springer released a large set of textbooks for free. Harish Narayanan created a neat website to allow you to browse the free collection more easily.

Productivity & Goal Setting with Marc Andreesson

Image: The Observer Effect

The Observer Effect published an interesting interview with Marc Andreesson, partner at Andreesson Horowitz. The interview covers a lot of ground and includes some great insights into how Marc manages his productivity and goal setting on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. A standout thought for me from the interview is that it is better to "tune against a single goal as compared to trying to rethink the goals".

Great Mental Models


Emmanuel over at published a great post summarising some mental models, having just read The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concerts by Shane Parrish of Farnham Street. The post is a great taster into multi-disciplinary thinking.


Eavesdropping By Watching A Lightbulb

Image: Ben Gurion University

Researchers at Ben Gurion University have demonstrated that sound in a room can be reproduced by watching a lightbulb in that room, from up to 82ft away. The technology, named Lamphone, detects vibrations on the light bulb caused by the sound in the room and process these vibrations to recreate the sound. The resultant audio is good enough for Shazam to recognise a song that was played in the room.


About Found This Week

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.
The first 104 editions were published on Medium before this site was created, check out the archive here.

Daryl Feehely

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

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