The Cake Server

The Cake Server

I hate waiting for dessert, so here’s a Rube Goldberg machine to streamline dinnertime. It lets me keep eating, with no break before cake. It’s my most complex yet and took 3 months to make so I hope you enjoy it!

Eviction Lab

Eviction Lab

The Eviction Lab is a team of researchers, students, and website architects who believe that a stable, affordable home is central to human flourishing and economic mobility. Accordingly, understanding the sudden, traumatic loss of home through eviction is foundational to understanding poverty in America.

Drawing on tens of millions of records, the Eviction Lab at Princeton University has published the first ever dataset of evictions in America, going back to 2000. We hope you’ll join us in using the tools of this website to discover new facts about how eviction is shaping your community, raising awareness and working toward new solutions.

„Places of Hope: Imaginary Cities – The City in Science Fiction and Fantasy Cinema“

„Places of Hope: Imaginary Cities – The City in Science Fiction and Fantasy Cinema“

This video essay was created for the exhibition Places of Hope (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, 4 April – 25 November 2018), for purely educational purposes. It is compiled entirely of footage from feature films depicting fantastical representations of cityscapes and urban life. The video essay is accompanied by music composed and performed by the Belgian quartet Die Anarchistische Abentunterhaltung (DAAU) — music used with permission from the artists.

New SharePoint Framework PnP Samples available: using the Skype UCWA Web SDK to subscribe to people’s status

New SharePoint Framework PnP Samples available: using the Skype UCWA Web SDK to subscribe to people’s status- English Bloggers – MicrosoftTouch

SharePoint framework WebParts PnP sample to demonstrate how to use the Unified Communications Web API JavaScript SDK from Skype for business. This SDK allows you to do things like subscribe to a person status, start instant messaging conversations, calls.

Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa

Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa

„My science fiction has different ancestors — African ones,“ says writer Nnedi Okorafor. In between excerpts from her „Binti“ series and her novel „Lagoon,“ Okorafor discusses the inspiration and roots of her work — and how she opens strange doors through her Afrofuturist writing.

Sending Custom Actionable Messages via Flow

Sending Custom Actionable Messages via Flow

Actionable Messages is a way that we can send a small bit of JSON within an email message, it gets picked up by Outlook (Web, App, Desktop, Mobile) and parsed as quick actions, or a way to collect additional information. We can easily create Actionable Messages with Microsoft Flow

Time Travel in Fiction Rundown

Time Travel in Fiction Rundown

This video is an explanation of how time travel functions in different popular movies, books, & shows – not how it works “under the hood“, but how it causally affects the perspective of characters’ timelines (who has free will? can you change things by going back to the past or forwards into the future?). In particular, I explain Ender’s Game, Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Primer, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, Looper, the video game “Braid”, and Lifeline.

The ‚Tron‘ Suffix and the Promise of Future Technology

The suffix -tron, along with -matic and -stat, are what the historian Robert Proctor at Stanford University calls “embodied symbols.” Like the heraldic shields of ancient knights, these morphemes were painted onto the names of scientific technologies to proclaim one’s history and achievements to friends and enemies alike. Stat signaled something measurable, while matic advertised free labor; but tron, above all, indicated control. To gain the suffix was to acquire a proud and optimistic emblem of the electronic and atomic age. It was a totem of high modernism, the intellectual and cultural mode that decreed no process or phenomenon was too complex to be grasped, managed, and optimized. The suffix emblazoned the banners of nuclear physics’ Cosmotron, modern biology’s Climatron, and early AI’s perceptron—displaying to all our mastery over matter, life, and information.

The ‚Tron‘ Suffix and the Promise of Future Technology – The Atlantic

Save publishing site as template – The right way using PnP Provisioning

Save publishing site as template – The right way using PnP Provisioning

How to save and deploy a Publishing site using the PnP PowerShell and the PnP Provisioning.

Out Of Office PowerApp Demo

Out Of Office PowerApp Demo

Demo of the Out of Office PowerApp template.