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Friday, October 11, 2019

In This Edition:
The Night With, painted lady, projects vs tasks, electricity map, page speed stats, SQL query order, cancer treatment dashboard, Dowry's Numb video and The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot!

Disruptive typhoons aside, check out this great story about Koji Tokumasu, the president of Asia Rugby who was the driving force behind Japan hosting the World Cup. He visited Wales for a holiday after seeing Wales play against Japan in the mid-70s and ending up staying for two years with no money, learning everthing he could about rugby in Wales and eventually brought the knowledge back to Japan and coached his school team to the National Championship.

The Night With - Garth Knox

This week I attended The Night With concert with Garth Knox in The Hug And Pint in Galsgow, where we were treated to a fantastic performance by Garth on his Viola D'Amore! Check out some photos of the concert here.

#MondayMerchMonthly: Painted Lady Butterfly

This month's merch item I launched last monday is Painted Lady Butterfly, a photo of a butterfly sitting on some Scottish lavender :-) The image is available to buy as a print, on a pillow, a laptop sleeve, a tote bag or a range of other products.

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Projects Vs Tasks

Image: seths.blog

Among the daily wisdom shared by Seth Godin this week was this gem about taking ownership of the work you are doing. So many problems occur in an environment of pass-the-buckery or siloed responsibility, this is how to fix that.

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Electricity Map

Image: Electricitymap.org

Electricitymap.org is a beautiful interactive map site showing the production and consumption of each country's electricity supply, broken down by supply type and usage.

Page Speed Stats

Image: backlinko.com

Backlinko published a bumper report about the page speed stats of 5.2 million web pages. Their results contain a number of interesting items including ranked CMS page speed (Weebly & Squarespace are the fastest) and ranked Javacsript framework page weight for small, medium and large pages (Wink and Gatsby win).

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SQL Query Order

Image: Julia Evans

Julia Evans has a very handy blog post about the order in which SQL select queries are executed (hint, SELECT isn't first!).

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Dashboard of Cancer Treatment Injections

Image: Vizcandy

This is a powerful story about Kelly Martin, a data scientist who used Tableau to track the effects of her various cancer treatment injections in order to ensure her last remaining days were as comfortable as possible.

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Dowry - Numb Video

Image: YouTube, Dowry

Last week I recommended to close your eyes and let Dowry's new music into your bones. This week it's time to open those eyes and feast on this beautifully serene video for the new track!

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Review: The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot

Image: Twitter, HitlerBigfoot

This week while spiralling down a Netflix film selection blackhole, I came across a film called The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot. The intruiging title led me to do a quick score check on IMDB which returned a 5.6, which isn't great. However, my curiosity got the better of me plus Sam Elliot (The Big Lebowski, We Were Soldiers, A Star Is Born) is a joy to watch so I jumped in.

This film is fantastic! The atmosphere and sparce dialog throughout the film reminds me of Clint Eastwood's Gran Turino. It manages to take a concept that ranks up there with Sharnado and make a compelling, thought provoking and emotionally intense film. This is an underrated treasure and hands down my favourite film I've seen all year.

See you next week!

See you next week :-)

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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