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I didn’t know carbon-free aluminum was possible to make but the folks at Alcoa figured it out and Apple is their first customer https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2019/12/05/Apple-aluminum-Alcoa-direct-greenhouse-gas-pollution-technology-smelting-Rio-Tinto-Elysis/stories/201912050173
Kudos to Microsoft’s animation team(s) for this beautiful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miM6mBAfA8g
Away luggage sponsors some podcasts I listen to but I wonder if that will continue after this scathing insight into their inner workings https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/20995453/away-luggage-ceo-steph-korey-toxic-work-environment-travel-inclusion
Sounds like a terribly toxic place to work.
The more I stare at the JournalTXT, the more I feel like I should be journaling.
I found some interesting projects centered around plain text files:
I especially like the last link, seems to be great for productivity.
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond for the next film, No Time To Die! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXw6o3n3BVw
Releases in April next year, looks like betrayal is the focus in this one.
The Verge published an in-depth article on how to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online. https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/3/20980741/fake-news-facebook-twitter-misinformation-lies-fact-check-how-to-internet-guide
It’s really good but it saddens me that a guide like this is necessary. They conclude,
Solving misinformation and disinformation isn’t as simple as following a checklist.
But I’d wager 80% of people aren’t gonna go through the work of investigating rage bait.
I hope there’s a way for you to save your favorite arrangements. I re-listen to songs all the time so if I hear something amazing but am unable to hear it again, I’m gonna be big sad.
I’d never heard of Jean-Michel Jarre until this article but his concept for an “infinite album” is fascinating.
The album is built from seven hours of material the prolific musician composed, performed and recorded in his studio.
Every time you fire the app up it re-arranges the chords, beats and melodies in new ways, using a complex set of rules to make sure the music builds, drops and surprises the listener.
Seems like Mozilla is doing this not for “power users” like myself but, the average person. Then, this move makes sense.