Interesting Links #8

So it’s been awhile since my last links post, but that was because there was a fun & wonderful trip over to Amsterdam for PhoneGap Day EU. And then I got my tooth pulled Wednesday. Yay! (Thankfully it’s actually not hurting too much right now!)

On with the show…

Weekly Aggregators

I keep up-to-date by subscribing to a lot of sites that send out aggregations of links on a weekly basis. If you aren’t already subscribed, you might want to:

There’s lots more out there too, and I’ll be posting some more in the future.

PhoneGap / Cordova

  • PhoneGap Day EU 2016 in Amsterdam was flippin’ awesome. Simon wrote a great recap of the day replete with links to all the slide decks.

  • There was a Cordova tools release recently that you might want to check out. This includes a new release of Cordova CLI 6.2.0. Go get!

Web Technologies


  • I’m a sucker for awesome wallpapers, and I change them on my machines fairly often. I don’t know how I missed it, but Twelve South has a pretty awesome collection of dual-screen wallpapers. Seriously, what are you waiting for? Start those downloaders!

Intersection of Life & Technology

  • What do normal and abnormal heart rhythms look like on Apple Watch? is a fascinating article by Brandon Ballinger about how your heart rhythms look to the Apple Watch. Note that I don’t think Apple Watch (or any other consumer tech) should ever be used as a substitute for a good relationship between you and your doctors. Tech like the Apple Watch can’t detect every heart problem, and you shouldn’t rely on it to do so. Even so, the article is still worth the read.


  • Use Windows 7 or 8? Don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 yet? Better read this article by Paul Thurrott so that you aren’t caught unawares by Microsoft’s latest (bad) decision about how to push Windows 10 upgrades on users. Sigh, Microsoft! You can do better than that.


  • There’s a tumblr out there that’s posting screen caps of “fake user interfaces“. I found this on Hacker News today, and some of the UIs are definitely interesting.

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