Briteskies Friday Roundup: July 24, 2015

Posted by Michelle Kowalski

July 24, 2015 | 4:20 PM

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When you spend as much time on the internet for work as we do, you come across some crazy stuff. We're sharing our favorite videos, stories, pictures, and more from the past week every Friday. Consider it our gift to you for making it through the week. Feel free to share your own favorite internet find in the comments.

Disclaimer: all opinions reflect the individual who submits them and not Briteskies as a whole or the author of this post.




Navarr Barnier, Magento Developer:

Steam Cars were already dead by 1910, but apparently a man named Abner Doble took one last shot at making a good steam automobile – and the result is amazing.

Related Links:

Doble E-20 (Jay Leno’s Garage)

How a Car Works (probably nothing on steam automobiles, though)


Greg Crane, Magento Developer:

Now don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the new Jurassic Park movie, but there were a few ridiculous scenes where the main heroine is running from a T-Rex in high heels. This is a funny video that pokes fun at the franchise adding heels to all the charters including the dinosaurs.


Adam Boe, Magento Intern:

AP Archive Videos

It’s great to see the AP releasing so much historical footage, helping us all reminisce on such recent history.


John Kormanec, Solutions Architect:

Hawking Searches for ET

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is helping to launch a new, large-scale search for extra-terrestrial life.  The search will consist of two distinct initiatives, “Breakthrough Listen” and “Breakthrough Message”, which will span over a 10 year period.  Interestingly, the project will leverage the long-running Seti@Home distributed computing platform to process the large amounts of data collected during this time.


Michelle Kowalski, UI/UX Designer:

Jolene Karaoke Lyrics

This week I had to pass on signing Jolene because I didn't know all of the lyrics. I won't make that mistake again.


Gian Genovesi, Magento Delivery Director:

Katherine Johnson and the upcoming movie: Hidden Figures

I stumbled on a post on reddit about a human computer and started reading more about Katherine Johnson who, although not as famous as the John Glenns or Buzz Aldrins, is equally as (if not more) influential in the awesome space stuff we've done - much like a lot of the work we as consultants do 'behind the scenes.' 


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About Michelle Kowalski

Michelle Kowalski enjoys solving complicated design challenges for clients and working on a variety of creative projects like embroidery, painting, ceramics, and building and refinishing furniture in her spare time. She loves her stunningly beautiful boy cat, George, and her newly rescued pup, Freddie.


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