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Friday, February 26, 2021

In This Edition:
1948 sea shanties, Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index, $500m UI mistake, setting clear & actionable business goals, website redesign SEO checklist, & LEGO white noise!

Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index

Image: University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance created a Bitcoin Electricity Consumption index, including a neat dashboard showing a mining map and comparing the consumption of electricity by the Bitcoin network with those of countries, and boiling all the kettles in the UK and the EU, among other comparisons.

$500m UI Mistake

Image: Arstechnica, Judge Jesse Furman

A very non-intuitive UI resulted in a Citibank sub-contractor accidentally repaying a $500m to creditors instead of transferring the money to another account, despite the process being signed off by two other superiors.

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Website Redesign SEO Checklist

Image: dynomapper

Web Savvy Marketing posted a very useful checklist of SEO items to do when moving or upgrading your website, covering content creation, technical SEO review, and go live checks.

Setting Clear & Actionable Business Goals

Image: Bplans.com

Over on Bplans, Jennifer Quinn from Irish software company Phorest Salon Software describes the steps involved in setting clear & actionable goals for your business. The article covers everything from SWOT to SMART to KPIs to habits, and hopefully on to success if you follow tese great tips.

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LEGO White Noise

Image: LEGO

LEGO launched a white noise playlist, to "help listeners find a moment of relaxation in their busy lives". The tracks were made by experimenting with the sound of 10,000 LEGO bricks!

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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 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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