All posts tagged digital breadcrumbs

#22 October 2020 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Bounce your way through the following assortment of delightful gathered things.

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My fatherland is struggling as several more Welsh counties to go into coronavirus lockdown.

Ireland may have the answer when it comes to Facebook and data sovereignty.

Who knew how much tourism power Wikipedia has.

Suing the patent office on behalf of AI.

Why I’m taking a break from Creative Leadership NZ this year.

Cocooning in technology for the privileged.

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Here’s a directory of free graphic design resources that you can use for personal or commercial use.

Here is the bible of remote work tools.

A Random Two-Word Phrase Generator for inspiring weird and wonderful ideas / thoughts / names.

Transform any hands-drawn design into a HTML code.

Image credit – Eleri Morgan.
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#21 September 2020 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Flag displayed at the departure dinner held for Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his officers in the Royal Hotel in Cardiff on 13 June 1910, two days before the expedition sailed for Antarctica. It was flown on the mainmast of the Terra Nova when the ship returned to Cardiff at the end of the expedition on 14 June 1913 (ref).

A jumble of superb digital content and links to spend your good time on.

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How NZ’s law is nowhere near ready for Facial Recognition Technology.

A short ebook online from Cory Doctorow on ‘How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism‘.

If you ever used Siri on your iPhone or Mac this will scare you.

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Borrow a private island in Sweden for one week to work on a creative project.

A list of open source video conferencing tools to use.

Orson Welles’ 1937 radio version of Les Miserables.

An online 3D Book Cover Creator which is very easy to use.

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#20 August 2020 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Things found, then shared online, last month, now curated in one place.

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Facilitating Inspiration (aka Herding Cats) explores the components of effective facilitation & my reflections of the recent ‘Creative Ideation Workshop.’

From those clever duo at The Minimalists, a guide to start a blog in 2020.

If Facebook were a country it would be North Korea.

After someone posted about having cancer on Facebook their feed became full of ‘Alternative Care’ ads.

Astronomers detect regular rhythm of radio waves (I want to believe).

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The above are the first three episodes of Creative Welly… subscribe here!

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Over 500 customizable free SVG icons.

Rave DJ allows you to mashup up to songs (or more) on YouTube (here’s my attempt).

Now’s your chance to apply to be a TED Fellow!

Image credit: Steve Cutts.
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#18 June 2020 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Time to surf the information superhighway for treats and things.

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Why an Amazon executive resigned over company’s ‘chickenshit’ firings of employee activists (stop buying from Amazon).

A flood of coronavirus apps are tracking us – now it’s time to keep track of them.

Our lives are now run by ‘Persuasion Engineers‘ – shudder!

How Facebook could use Giphy to collect your data.

Another Apple whistleblower goes public over lack of action – “I am extremely concerned that big tech companies are basically wiretapping entire populations…”

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Your illustration dances to the music.

The spoken articles list of Wikipedia.

A curated timeline of COVID pandemic events related to Wellington city here in NZ.

The British Museum has added 1.9 million images free to use for anyone under a Creative Commons 4.0 license.

Free video conferencing background images of empty sets from the BBC Archive.

Play with Mikutap – great for bored kids / kidults alike.

Blush: Create, mix, and customize illustrations made by artists around the world – then use them commercial free.

AutoDraw which converts rough scribbles and doodles into beautiful, symmetrical icons/clipart that you can download for free.

Check out this platform which make acapellas from any song or this one which remove vocals from any song.

thisworddoesnotexist.com creates words which does not exist using AI.

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Image credit: By en:Charles Burton Barberhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gelert.jpg, Public Domain, Link.

#16 April 2020 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

A gaggle of curated stuff to aid the lockdown situation.

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Forgive yourself if you’re barely functioning right now.

Not a comfortable read but how one person freaked out after getting their file from Clearview AI.

Māori tribe restricts hongi greeting over coronavirus.

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If you’re on a Mac use Fluid and turn your favorite web apps into real apps.

Nine Inch Nails releases some free music.

Upload a video or GIF & remove the background with Unscreen.

Some free royalty free premium music for projects (cleared for YouTube) via UnMinus.

The most dangerous writing app.

Undraw is a constantly updated design project with beautiful SVG images that you can use completely free and without attribution.

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Image credit: Beautiful Dingbats’ Pattern Generator

#15 March 2020 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

A bunch of wild and wonderful things to spend your time on.

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Another face-collecting AI company hosting three billion images hacked (this one scrapped their database from Facebook so nothing to worry about really).

How Amazon tracks all that you read.

About a mystery radio signal from deep space appears to be following a 16-day cycle.

Some deep truths here about the lack of ethic consideration in technology advancements.

How 1,000 is now a 100 in terms of what is needed as a fan base to sustain oneself.

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Those nice people from The Smithsonian Institute have just released 2.8 million images free to access and use.

150,000 botanical and animal illustrations available for free download from Biodiversity Heritage Library.

This great example of environmental storytelling & journalism from Norway.

A brimming online database of old book illustrations.

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Image credit: mine, sunset colours over Welly.

#14 February 2020 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

More curated things from around the wonderful World Wide Web (it’s the next big thing).

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How Skype is ‘audio graded’ by workers in China with no security strategies in place.

A mysterious radio signal from space seems to have suddenly vanished – even the aliens are hanging up on us…

Why women should start giving short men a chance.

How the Met Police will begin using live facial recognition cameras in London.

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Online repository of great images and videos from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Listen to this ‘Creative Confidence Podcast’ about ‘Identifying Business Potential’.

Using sheet2site.com to make a website from a google spreadsheet (video).

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Image credit: Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rat from Casandra Banuelos via Mixkit (free illustrations to use / remix etc.).
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#12 December 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

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Stop a while, looks around, explore, digest, reflect, apply.

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This Guardian piece on a rare piece of hope in the climate emergency.

About a Cryptoqueen scammed the world, then vanished.

How after 15 years the browser Firefox is leading the privacy-first renaissance.

Why it’s not too late to save the planet from someone who is doing more than their bit.

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If this were our last conversation…

10 random questions answered through music…

The 1999 future as envisaged from 1967…

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Beautiful News for uplifting stats on the world.

The “Unlocked Recordings” category on Internet Archive has over 750 digitized LPs available in full.

NASA’s image of the day.

The Derek Sivers podcast (for short inspirations).

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Image Credit from the this AI face generator..

#11 November 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Pearls for your human form.

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About Copenhagen’s race to be the first carbon-neutral city.

How technology flatten the rich texture of urban life.

A study of 2.7m startups found the perfect age to start a business is much older than you think.

The biggest lie tech people tell themselves — and the rest of us.

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For your brain.

For your heart.

For your soul.

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Feed Flipper – a free service which extracts the source #RSS URL from iTunes audio.

Listen to WETA Digital’s first ‘Unsupervised’ podcast.

This free font inspired by climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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Image Credit from the John J Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ which are free to download..