It was a really fun shoot. We’re usually so distant from formal broadcast journalism that it’s nice to see the pros at work.
This week on Top 5 Coolness Countdown, we separate the coolness from the lukewarm with a new streaming video player from Amazon, the return of the Windows Start menu and a robotic kangaroo.
If you’d like to hear us talking about this week’s countdown, listen to our Top 5 Coolness Countdown podcast:
I got the rare pleasure of talking with some very excited and successful startup dudes at 4YFN in Barcelona. I’ll be paying more attention to Spain in the future.
So the worst happened. Both my nozzles clogged on my Makerbot replicator – I think one of them got stuffed up with a sort of grey PLA that clogged them because I found a lot of it in the nozzle – but generally too much use and not enough maintenance really took its toll on the machine.
I thought I was sunk. I tried to run the filament through a few times to no avail and slowly but surely I figured I’d need to do something drastic.
I’ve started using DigitalOcean to host my websites – I’ll be moving them over slowly – but it’s great to see how far hosting has come in the decade I’ve been messing with websites. I haven’t had a CLI into any of my servers in years and it’s a great feeling to pop into the server and mess around a little even though I’m horrible at Ubuntu these days.
It’s been 14 years since I started up my first Linux machine in Warsaw, Poland and now that platform rules the web. That I can boot a virtual machine in 60 seconds on DigitalOcean is amazing and that it stays up – with some hiccups – is great.
Special thanks to my buddy Tom Printy who saved me when I really messed things up.