Briteskies Friday Roundup: August 7, 2015

Michelle Kowalski
August 7, 2015 | 2:47 PM

Sorry I missed last week, I was moving in to a new house! We are back at it this week with some excellent internet treasures.

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.




John Kormanec, Solutions Architect:

Perseid Meteor Shower

Learn more about the 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower, which is expected to peak on August 13th.


Greg Crane, Magento Developer:

Hitchhiking robot that relied on human kindness found decapitated

It is the sad tale of what happens to a hitching hiking robot on his trip across the US. He made it all throughout Canada (26 days) and Germany, but sadly only lasted two days in the US before being found dismembered in a ditch. Although this was just a robot, it definitely makes you think about what that says about our society here in the US.


Gian Genovesi, Magento Delivery Director:

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

This graphic illustration and explanation on how machine learning is used to train computers to make decisions / analyze data and situations is super cool!


Hannah Gierosky, Marketing Specialist:

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2015 Winners


Didn't get a chance to take an exotic vacation this summer? First of all, same, second of all, the winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have been released and feature some truly amazing locations from around the world. There are also galleries from the past 12 weeks of submissions for your perusal. 


Navarr Barnier, Magento Developer:

National Raisin Reserve

Created in 1949 to prevent the crash of raisin prices after World War II, the United States maintains a National Raisin Reserve.


Adam Boe, Magento Intern:

Games com 2015: Microsoft's Press Conference Wrap-Up

I’m a huge Microsoft fan, so it was really refreshing to see them come out confident and swinging at this year’s Gamescon, this holiday should be a huge success for Xbox and help them catch up to Sony.


Michelle Kowalski, UI/UX Designer:

13 Affordable Countries That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

I would love to take trips to Southeast Asia and South America, but everywhere on this list looks amazing.



Matt Trimmer, Business Analyst:

Everyday Guidance for Eating America's Sacred Food

These are the Do’s and Don’ts according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council for hot dog etiquette


Dave Balser, JD Edwards Delivery Director:

I’m a big fan of Belt Magazine, which chronicles Rust Belt cities like Cleveland, Detroit, and Pittsburgh.  The stories are typically off-beat and the reporting is sometimes edgy.  This week, they published a sample of some interesting Cleveland essays


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