Color Posts: an update for your Android readers

About a year ago I released a small plugin named Color Posts. It’s a fairly simple plugin, and it can be extended with filters. I use it on this site, and I’ve made extensive use of the filters to add some color to the sidebar as well as in other areas of the site.

Among all these customizations, there is one that I really like: if you use Chrome in Android, the browser’s background color matches the color picked by my plugin:

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Color Posts changes Chrome’s background color to match the post’s color.

I thought this little detail could be useful for everyone, so added it to the plugin itself! If you use Color Posts, go update now! 😊

Meet the Man With a Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm

I talked about Myo on that blog before. I’ve had fun playing with mine. It makes me very happy to see that there are great applications of that technology starting to emerge. Here is a great example:

Meet the Man With a Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm

To learn more about Myo, check my other posts on the topic.

Stephen King’s 11.22.63, next year on Hulu!

I’m a big Stephen King fan, and although I don’t usually enjoy James Franco I’m really looking forward to this new show! It’s only 9 episodes, so they won’t be tempted to go off book and the end result shouldn’t be as bad as Under The Dome.

If you haven’t read the book, do it now! It’s a good one

And since we’re talking TV series, I must point out (again) that this is NOT how you release a new TV show / product:

  • Hulu is only available in the US.
  • All their communications mention that the show will be premiering “on President’s Day 2016”. Now a lot of you all are probably a lot smarter than me, but I don’t really enjoy having to google “President’s Day 2016” to find out when the show will actually be available (I’ll save you the trouble, it’s February 15, 2016).

Marvel’s Jessica Jones — another Marvel show on Netflix

Did you enjoy Marvel’s Daredevil? You might be interested in Marvel’s Jessica Jones!

I must say I really like seeing Marvel exploring with side stories like this. I enjoyed Agent Carter last year, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets better with every season.

This new show seems to be as dark as Daredevil, and since it’s on Netflix I can binge watch it and be done with it quickly. Perfect 😊

Kaleidoscope — Red Bull reinvents the BMX video

It’s always great to see Red Bull give Carte Blanche to one of the riders they sponsor. It gives birth to really original videos.

After Danny MacAskill 2 years ago, Red Bull picked another Scott, Kriss Kyle, for their latest BMX video. The results are just out of this world!

It’s not just BMX, it’s a really creative use of visual effects and colors, combined with crazy lines… Even if you’re not into BMX, you’ll love it!

If you’re interested in the making of, check Kaleidoscope’s website.