2018-10-09 TWIL Posted on: 2018-10-09

This Week I Learned

  • You can ⭐️ channels in Slack so they'll appear together at the top of your channel list.

  • Part of the sound of the T-Rex in Jurassic Park was sampled from a baby elephant.

  • You can multi-select text in Chrome dev tools (the way you can in most code editors)

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaron_Lanier - this guy is something else... summarising from a couple comments on Reddit:

    His early life was spent helping build a geodesic dome that he helped design, then he convinced a university to let him take graduate level classes with no diploma (at age 13!) and then at age 16 he just decided to build a canoe and sail across the freaking ocean (from Florida to Venezuela). Then he started doing ground breaking computer science work (he's considered to be a founding father of virtual reality) but took a break to be a midwife. He's also a multi-instrumentalist who released his own album and also helped write the score for a movie.