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Friday, August 7, 2020

In This Edition:
Bean an Tí, Coronavirus myths, European excess death rates, the first webpage, native JS date formatting, Transformers War for Cybertron, and everything is going to be ok!

For anyone looking for a nostalgic view of rural Ireland from the late 90s / early 00s, the Bean An Tí on TG4 is the perfect tonic for you! Pro tip: turn on the English subtitles for some extra help. It's mad how quickly the Bean An Tí sucks you in, unless you are a vegetarian, then you are their worst nightmare, lol.

Coronavirus Myths

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European Excess Death Rates

Image: Euromomo.eu

Euromomo publish weekly excess death rates for 23 european countries.

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The First Webpage

Image: w3.org

Russ over on Twitter highlighted that 29 years ago, the first webpage was published by Tim Berners-Lee. Here it is.

 

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Native JS Dates

Image: elijahmanor.com

Elijah Manor posted a very handy primer on how to natively format javascript dates and times using toLocaleDateString() and toLocalTimeString().

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Transformers War for Cybertron

Image: Netflix

Chapter 1: Siege of Transformers War for Cybertron was released on Netflix this week. I was unconvinced after the first episode, however after watching a few more, I really got into the slow pace and dark atmosphere of this new anime show. This is not your childhood's Transformers, nor is it anything like the Michael Bay explosion-fest, and is more akin to the IDW comic series, telling the story of the civil war on Cybertron following Megatron's uprising. The animation style is breathtaking in scenes, again with heavy nods to the story's comics ancestry. The story is a slow burner but really delivers by the end of the chapter.

Everyting Is Going To Be OK

Image: Allan McCollum

Artist Allan McCollum produced an online exhibition that showcases the trope of reassurance in TV & Film with variation of the phrase "Everything is going to be OK". The series is called "An Ongoing Collection ofScreengrabs With Reassuring Subtitles" however a lot of the scenes depicted don't suggest reassurance, despite the dialogue. Perhaps that's the point.

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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



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