So it's finally happened, I've officially become a Londoner. It's been a long time coming, but I've finally reached the objective of spending my twenties living and working in the city. Things are looking up and I'm really excited about the future. Everything's coming up, Milhouse.
I spent the first weekend in my new apartment without broadband (hence the last posting), so I decided to explore some parts of the city I hadn't been to yet - starting by picking up a copy of Cereal Magazine's London Guide.
Earlier this week another worrying story came out from Uber, telling of how the company paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet on data they stole from over 57 million of their users. This massive breach took place a year ago, while the company were still led by controversial CEO Travis Kalanick.
The next generation of jobs won't be made up of professions from The BBC on how to shift our thinking about careers to thinking of challenges and problems.
To Grow Talent, Don’t Move Fast and Break Things — Move Slow and Build Them by Alida Miranda-Wolff on Medium, part one in a new series on culture-building, talent attraction and retention, and organizational development in technology companies.
Software 2.0, some thoughts on how using neural networks represent a fundamental shift on how we will be building software in the near future, by Andrej Karpathy.
Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow - an insider profile on the inventor's plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love along the way by the Rolling Stone.
And to conclude, some uplifting news from The Guardian on the health benefits of drinking three cups of coffee a day.
The 2018 Linen Delfonics Diary from Present & Correct is a beautifully designed product for organising the coming year. It features monthly planners as well as weekly views, with alternate pages for notes.
Around the Web
Monzo announce a new feature, Pots, a lightweight money-saving system direct in the banking app that allows you to put money aside for various different things. As someone who often struggles to save money, this new feature looks like an awesome way to help manage funds a little easier.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been released on iOS and Android. This game is an old favourite of mine from the Nintendo DS days, and looks to be a perfect way to distract myself from all the political noise.
The Design Directory, a growing directory of designers & studios producing amazing stuff.
Mozilla have released the latest version of Firefox, called Quantum, with a gorgeous new design and a powerful, new engine to create a better browsing experience. After playing around with it for a couple days, I'm still considering switching my primary browser from Chrome.
Another awesome new design tool from the team at Airbnb, Lona. Lona is a tool for defining design systems and using them to generate cross-platform UI code, Sketch files, images, and other artefacts.
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