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Friday, September 4, 2020

In This Edition:
Lockdown surge capacity, 85 megapixel moon, Microsoft quantum katas, tackling systemic problems, IT Inside Politics with Elif Shafak, and animal eyes!

Lockdown Surge Capacity

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Tara Haelle on the Elemental Medium blog has a great piece about why we feel awful as lockdown restrictions continue during the pandemic, because our surge capacity is depleted. Humans use mental and physical surge capacity to get through short term stressful survival situations. However, deploying these resources in a pandemic which is turning out to be far from short-term is leaving us empty. Hope is found in the acceptance of unambiguous loss and the complex nature of the situation, as well as building up your resilience bank account.

85 Megapixel Moon

Image: Andrew McCarthy

Astonomer Andrew McCarthy published a stunning 85 megapixel composite photo of the moon. The image was created by processing 24,000 phootgraphs taken using a 2000mm telescope.


Microsoft Quantum Katas

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Microsoft has published a set of Kata tutorials to help you learn he basics and fundamentals of quantum computing, covering topics such as complex arithmetic, qubit gates and phase estimation.


Tackling Systemic Problems

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Seth Godin published a great blog post this week on how to tackle systemic problems. The answer? By committing to the long, persistent road to altering the status quo. This advice reminds me of the old quote about how to eat an elephant, one bite at a time. An important lesson pointed out by Seth in his post is that short-term urgency cannot be allowed to overtake long-term sustained effort in the quest for system change.


Podcast of the Week: Irish Times Inside Politics - Interview with Elif Shafak

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The Irish Times Inside Politics podcast featured an interesting and powerful interview with Elif Shafak, author of How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division. During the interview with Hugh Linehan, Elif shines a sobering light on the current state of word affairs in the theatre of democracy and in particular asks some pointed questions such as "If our challenges are global, how can we solve these problems with the forces of nationalism?".


Animal Eyes

Image: Suren Manvelyan

Photographer Suren Manvelyan captures fantastic macro photographs of the eyes of different animals!


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 http://darylfeehely.com

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