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Friday, April 30, 2021

In This Edition:
Maxwell's demon, noise in creative coding, old maps online, material design color tool, & scale-a-tron!

Maxwell's Demon

Image: Samuel Velasco/Quanta Magazine

Jonathan O'Callaghan published an interesting article in Quanta Magazine about the history of Maxwell's Demon and how the concept has moved from a thought experiment in thermodynamics in 1867 into physical experiments from 2007 onwards.

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Noise In Creative Coding

Image: Varun Vachhar

Varun Vachhar published an extensive blog post with coding examples demonstrating the use of noise in creative coding, such as motion, distortion, particles, and flow.

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Old Maps Online

Image: oldmapsonline.org

Old Maps Online lets you explore a map to find all the old maps available for that area. You can also filter the old map results by timeline.

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Material Design Color Tool

image: material.io

The Color Tool by Material.io is a handy site that lets you select and preview a range of colours within a material design mockup.

Scale-A-Tron

Image: Github, stamen

Ever wonder how places scale with other places on a map? Well the Scale-A-Tron is the tool for you! Draw a polygon and then move the map around underneath to compare the scale of your selected area with another area.

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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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