💻 Did you know that an enormous chunk of the Internet runs on servers owned by Amazon? They have massive data centers all over the world. Such data centers generate a ton of heat. In Dublin, they’ve harnessed the heat from their Amazon data center to heat several buildings in the city. Charlie Metcalfe has the story. Read Heat from an Amazon Data Center Is Warming Dublin’s Buildings
💻 Have you noticed how fast-food restaurants no longer have distinctive looks? They could just as well be dentist’s offices, by looking at them from the outside. Nick Gerlich looks at why. Read Boxed In
💻 When you travel Route 66, until now you’ve always had to rely on paper guides and maps. But now there’s an app for your phone that guides you with turn-by-turn directions based on your location. Denny Gibson reviews it. Read Product Review Route 66 Navigation by Touch Media
💻 My colleague Tim Hickle has started a consulting business to coach company leaders to success in maintaining a remote workforce. But in his latest article, he describes what a parasocial relationship is, and how to build them richly. Hint: you and I are in a parasocial relationship. Read What the hell does “Parasocial” mean, anyway?
📷 Jerome offers useful tips for not getting burned when buying old cameras on eBay. Read The Rules of Acquisition (eBay Edition)
📷 Mike Eckman has been finding obscure cameras lately for his review series. The latest is a German camera from Braun, the Paxette IIM. Pro tip: Germans pronounce “Braun” like “brown,” not “brawn.” Read Braun Paxette IIM (1953)
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