I'm busy playing catchup with the latest Blindboy podcast episodes and this week I listened to the live podcast with Will St Leger and Tonie Walsh, and it was amazing! If you haven't listened to The Blindboy Podcast yet, the mainstay episodes are Blindboy giving us a podcast hug in his studio speaking straight about wide ranging topics from the historical significance of lapis luzuli to Carl Jung's collective self consciousness, with plenty of hot takes in between.
Quartz have put together a list of the 600 courses recently released online by 190 universities. The courses cover programming, engineering, computer science, social studies, science, art & design, mathematics, humanities, business, health & medicine, data science, education & teaching and personal development.
Following on from SuperMemo & The Spacing Effect in edition #123, Nicky Case has an excellent interactive tutorial on spaced repetition and how to use The Leitner Box method and other apps to fill your long term memory with all the learning!
The Wired Masterminds YouTube series kicks off with a video interview with Jonna Mendez, the former chief of disguises with the CIA. The video gives an interesting insight into some of the older techniques used by the CIA to disguise its operatives.
Merriam-Webster have an interesting site they call Time Traveller which allows you to see by year which words first appeared in print. There was I thinking that Blindboy coined the term "hot-take", but it has actually been around since 2012!
Simone Giertz, the robotics enthusiast who initially became known for her useless robots, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a device called the Everyday Calendar. The device allows you to touch a day on the screen to illuminate the hexagon for that day. The idea is the device aids you in keeping to habits and routines. The project has already 10x'd its goal and has 28 days to go.