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Weekly 5/2020

March 11, 2020

Weekly collection of links and resources I’ve come across this week. Also some updates about my life, the company I’m building and my investments as well.


Universal Data Tool
Web/desktop app for editing and annotating images, text, audio, documents and to view and edit any data defined in the extensible the .udt.json and .udt.csv standard.

”Just walk out” technology by Amazon
Remember this video? Now you get the same technology from Amazon. What do they get out of it? All your store’s shopping data which make it easier to undercut your store in prices.

React Native 3D Animations Challenge
This is one sleek animation. William Candillon is just amazing.

React Image Comparison Slider

React-table v7
I just posted a link to something created by Tanner Linsley, but now I’m posting another. If you haven’t tried react-table you should. It uses hooks, and it is crazy customizable.

Block ads at home using Pi-hole and a Raspberry Pi
Last week I had a chat were the other person was complaining about the Youtube app on their Samsung TV always showing two ads before playing any video. If you want to get rid of those, take a look at Pi-hole.


Haven’t really seen anything worth my time in the design sector and posting just random inspiration isn’t really useful either. However I came across a cool new product that is not directly related to design:

OpenStanding – Custom-Branded Laptop Stands
I’ve been following the creator after I came across his book Solving Product Design Exercises (which is a good book btw). I like these stands. I would rather take one of these instead of socks of clothing. However I would most likely only take one.

Next week I will have more design links, I promise!

Business, startups, founders and VCs

YC W20 Demo Day is coming, here’s all the startups that have launched on HN I’ve quickly gathered all the Y Combinator’s winter 2020 batch startups that have launched on Hacker News. Here they are:

Other stuff

Didn’t work last weekend, got sick, now I’m solving puzzle This is just a funny observation (funny for me). Last weekend I deliberately decided not to do any work although I most likely should have. The weekend went find, but the following monday I fell sick, and had to cancel all my Tuesday meetings. Because of that I had a lot of time to work on something menial, I decided to try my hands at this gradient puzzle.

Gradient puzzle

Putting the pieces together is pain.

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