Briteskies Weekly Roundup: May 13, 2016

Michelle Kowalski
May 13, 2016 | 2:31 PM

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.




Dave Balser, JD Edwards Delivery Director:

The happiness of dogs explained.

To reach fullest expression, a dog’s happiness has to be lived large and strewn around. The only thing that slows down a dog’s happiness is if he can’t infect you with it so you can be happy together.”


John Kormanec, Solutions Architect:

Elon Hires Iron Man

Learn why SpaceX founder Elon Musk has retained the services of Hollywood’s Iron Man costume designer.


Rosie Biggs, Office Manager:

"At Growing Underground we grow sustainable and mouth-wateringly fresh micro greens and salad leaves 33 metres under the busy streets of Clapham, London. Using the latest hydroponic systems and LED technology, our crops can be grown year-round in the perfect, pesticide-free environment that these forgotten tunnels provide. Because we have total control over their environment, each tiny leaf tastes as amazing as the last and because they are unaffected by the weather and seasonal changes, we can reduce the need to import crops and drastically reduce the food miles for retailers and consumers."

I saw a commercial for Growing Underground during the intro clips at the movie theaters back in April! I was so intrigued that I emailed them to see if they would ever consider coming to the US, and they responded it is a very cool company that grows the coolest products in abandoned underground tunnels. Hoping they will consider the US in the future!


Bill Mudrak, WebSphere Commerce Architect:

I am walking in a Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser next weekend. Check out my fundraising page to learn more. 


Mike Iaconis, Senior Consultant:

You may see this foldable electric scooter overtake the streets soon

These look like a lot of fun.


Stefanie Rhine, Business Continuity Director: 

I would without a doubt end up in the fail category


Gian Genovesi, Magento Delivery Leader:

'When in doubt, make it an option': How Vivaldi is trying to make the browser personal again

I've been toying with Vivaldi (from one of the original Opera founders) over the last couple of weeks and it's been pretty interesting. Not that we need another browser to test in, but luckily it uses Blink (Chromium's rendering engine). Either way, it's cool, check it out!


Navarr Barnier, Magento Developer:

Blisk: a browser for developers

Interesting new web browser that seems to be designed specifically for people working on websites (especially responsive ones). Default view is the same page on a phone and PC. Uses the same rendering engine as Chrome.


Matt Trimmer, Business Analyst:

‘Grinder’, ‘Grandfathered’, ‘Bordertown’ & ‘Cooper Barrett’ Canceled By Fox After One Season

I am hurt and devastated by the news of Grinder, as well as three other shows I enjoyed, getting cancelled. 


Michelle Kowalski, Designer:

For those times when you need to extract raw ingredients from pizza.


Hannah Gierosky, Marketing Specialist:

Embedded from NPR

I'm not a huge podcast person, but I do enjoy This American Life and Serial, so this podcast series from the NPR team caught my eye. Embedded "takes a story from the news and goes deep." So far the stories have been captivating. 


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