Briteskies Friday Roundup: June 26, 2015

Posted by Michelle Kowalski

June 26, 2015 | 3:12 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.

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Greg Crane, Magento Developer:

BIll Gates vs. Steve Jobs Rap Battle (Warning: rhymes may be NSFW)

 

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Navarr Barnier, Magento Developer:

Hagoromo president explains why he closed down his beloved chalk business

This article about Hagoromo closing its doors introduced me to the surprising demand there is for high quality chalk, and that such a thing even existed. Chalk is also apparently still very popular in Japan. While not part of the main point of the article, it’s also interesting to note the chalk maker receiving a “flood of faxes.” Faxing, of course, being more prevalent in Japanese business culture than emails. 

 

John Kormanec, Solutions Architect:

uBlock

It’s difficult to browse the web these days without getting bombarded by ads, pop-ups, and annoying multimedia content that takes forever to load. In the past, I’ve tried several different products that claim to improve performance by blocking commercial adware, data mining scripts, and other performance killers that load with the web page content. Unfortunately, none performed as expected. I recently installed the “uBlock” add-on for Firefox and have been very satisfied with the result. Specifically, uBlock is super light on resources and does a terrific job of preventing unwanted content from loading. uBlock is currently available for the Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera internet browsers (use the Chrome extension for Opera installations).

 

Dave Balser, JD Edwards Delivery Director: 

Mayflies Attack 

If you’ve ever been downtown or near Lake Erie when the mayflies hatch, you’ll understand. The good news is a big hatch is supposedly the sign of a healthy lake. 

 

Bill Onion, Managing Director:

9 Ways To Be A Decent Human Being On Your Next Flight

I get on a plane fairly regularly, and I’d love for everybody to follow these simple rules.

 

Hannah Gierosky, Marketing Specialist: 

Why Supreme Court Interns Still Sprint to Deliver News

With all of the Supreme Court announcements this week (#LoveWins), media interns in DC have been getting a workout. 

 

Michelle Kowalski, UI/UX Designer:

Update: My favorite thing on the internet this week is the rainbow-colored show of support for the SCOTUS decision announced this morning. 

A Little Fish-Shaped Lump of Iron Just Won the Product Design Grand Prix at Cannes

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I love this example of a simple product(a lump of iron) having a huge impact on the lives of thousands of people.

 

Lee Jayne, IBM i Developer:

This is an interesting reminder that there is a thin line between human ingenuity and absurdity; or maybe it's just in the eye of the beholder.

 

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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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