Five Links Friday #1
Matt Spear: 15th April 2022
3 min read
My name is Matt – I’m a recovering link hoarder / tab collector… never wanting to loose the cool things I find and new topics I want to explore.
Each week I’ll throw together 5 links I’ve found from around the web, so hopefully they’ll be something for everyone who reads it.
Loosely I’ll cover the things I love: startups, coding, learning, education, augmented reality, machine learning, productivity, you name it and we’ll find some links for it.
Thanks for subscribing and giving this a go!
I found this channel through a YouTube video about the dark side of Digital Nomads, expecting to find a travel vlogger channel, it turned out to be mostly about Entrepreneurship / Startups.
Plus I’ve also finally got my head around how startup funding works (seed vs Series A vs B vs C)!
A nice explainer by Andrew (Blender Guru) about what art, digital ownership and fairer payments for artists means.
For more from Andrew check out his infamous Blender Donut Tutorial to try your hand at 3D rendering.
I recently used the Pika app to create a tweet image to show off my new site Progress. I think the tool make screenshots look more polished / visually appealing.
— Matt Spear (@matthew_spear) March 22, 2022
If you are a developer there is a similar tool for code called Carbon, to show off all your fancy functions!
This week I ventured further down the web3 rabbit hole writing my own Solidity / Ethereum contract and deploying it to Rinkeby testnet following this Egghead tutorial:
I’m far from convinced about web3 but enjoying the conceptual idea of contracts / blockchain based interactions… so watch this space!
Hat tip to Julian Shapiro, who mentioned Jason Silva in a recent Newsletter and I couldn’t help but re-share this video.
It snapped me out of my own busy-ness and got me out away from the screen, in nature, seeking adventure and present. Love this guys energy / passion!
You made it through – I hope at least one of the links this week was interesting, It’s early days for this newsletter and I’m certain it will take a few weeks (or months) to hone my curation / commentary / style.
Thanks for coming along on the ride!