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Don't get ripped off by storage deals, an amazing pipe organ, 3D printing coffee, and more
It's Advanced Geekery for the week ending September 30, 2023
Welcome to this week’s Advanced Geekery newsletter. This is an exciting issue. Let’s dive in.
Let’s kick it off with a quick recap of the articles I published in the last week on ZDNET:
Why that cheap 'lifetime cloud storage' deal might cost more than you bargained for: Some companies are offering a large amount of data storage for very little money. What happens to your data if they go out of business?
How to share a tiny, perfect link to any Amazon product (there's a magic button): Sometimes the simplest time savers can have the biggest benefit to your workflow. This is one of those.
Project of the week
I’m building an under-$1,500 gaming rig suitable for the living room. It’s designed specifically to run Starfield and the upcoming Cities: Skylines 2 and be very quiet. Here’s a peek. Stay tuned to ZDNET for the full reveal.
Moving on, let’s queue up some interesting YouTube videos for your entertainment and edification.
If you’re into either Skyrim or Starfield, this is a very cute video that melds the two.
This is why I love the Internet. Stuff like this just shows up. Bohemian Rhapsody played by 100+ year old fairground organ. Breathtaking.
Want some backstory on the Rolling Stones tongue logo? You know you do. Here are the details by the guy who designed what’s probably the most famous tongue in history.
Here’s some good stuff from around the Internet, well worth reading.
Ars Technica has a fascinating article on how some makers are reusing coffee grounds… for 3D printing. Gonna be some of the best smelling 3D prints evar.
Want a wonderful dog story? Read this about a dog who kept sneaking out of his shelter to visit a nursing home. Dogs are wonderful creatures.
I’ve got a lot happening all over the web. Here are links to my various stuff:
House of the Head: home for my published music
ZATZ Labs: where I host my published software projects
Feel free to dig around, visit, and say hey!
I’d like to regularly spotlight a reader project or two here. If you have a photogenic reader project, send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “READER PROJECT,” a few pictures, and a short one-paragraph description. If you have a social media link or a link to the project, include that, too.
Leave some comments
Substack supports comments, so feel free to leave some. I promise to read them. Just, please, let’s keep our personal politics out of any discussion.
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Have a great week!
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