Media links December 9, 2014

In honor of knocking out yet another final project for this semester I present some media links. I've got two finals down and one to go. This last one might be the most fun one of them all, since it's a sound project.

Dear Podcasters - Chris Brogan

Dear podcaster: I’m really glad that you were kind enough to invite me to be a guest on your show. It means a lot that you think my ideas will be of value to the community you serve. I really want to share a few things with you before we get started.

Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition - gog

I remember playing this game for hours. If someone is looking for a Christmas gift idea for me, this would be a pretty good one.

This Artist's Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame - Andy Greenberg - WIRED

Hoff creates his malware-glitched works, which have all already been sold, by dropping digital paintings into a hex editor that converts it to text. Then he intersperses randomly chosen chunks of code from malware files, and reconstitutes the data as an image file. The code corrupts the image in unexpected ways, adding chromatic streaks, blotches, and static. In two of the images, Hoff used code from the NSA-created software Stuxnet, built to destroy centrifuges at Iranian nuclear facilities. The other 14 images use code from Flame, which Hoff calls by its alternate name Skywiper, an older NSA-created spyware program.

Twitter: Star Wars, bugs called bash, and cartoons

Schools Out For Summer Links May 6, 2014

Yesterday, I wrapped up my last final exams for the Spring semester. Here are some links that either helped me for studying or distracted me from studying.

Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced - Scott Collura - IGN

The next Star Wars is due out December 18, 2015. The old cast will be joined by several new cast members. Unless you're really into Harry Potter or Attack The Block you probably won't immediately recognize many of the new cast members.

Understanding Reciprocity in Photography - Keith Trigwell - PictureCorrect

If you're into photography, one of the things you know, or should know, is reciprocity. It's something I picked up the gist on pretty quickly in class, but it's not an easy concept and can be confusing at times. This article did a pretty good job of explaining reciprocity.

A guy was attacked by a squirrel while attempting to take a selfie - Jonathan Corbett - Happy Place

Simply hilarious. After getting a selfie with the squirrel, the guy gets attacked by said squirrel. Luckily (for us) his mom was there to capture THAT moment.