August 24, 2019 · Browser Tabs

Browser Tabs (4)

A few quiet weeks during the summer holidays where I switched from a browser to some books.

Book: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
One of the books I read this summer. Besides the fact it's a very good read with clear explanations of... well nearly everything, it's a huge achievement of the writer who had to gather all the knowledge to write this book.

Powershell: Active Directory Domain Services Section
For almost a decade I've been writing my own collection of powershell scripts to simplify complex or recurring tasks. I called the collection "CheckSuite" and had become huge over the years, depending on it every day. Unfortunately I could never share it with the world because it's built too specific for our organisation. This collection made by Patrick Gruenauer contains a lot of similar scripts.

Super Soaker: The Oral History of the Super Soaker
When I was a kid in the 90's, the Super Soaker 50 was the first weapon of choice to fight against your friends during hot summers. Less known is that it's invented by a NASA engineer and took 8 years of development before (water)storming the markets.

DevOps: CyberChef - The Cyber Swiss Army Knife
While scripting, parsing, converting & analysing data I always spend too much time to find the right tool. This collection has more than 300 functions to fullfill all your data processing needs.

Tea: The Science Behind This Mesmerizing Color-Changing Tea
Past week I was astonished by a Instagram-story of Black & Yellow Coffeebar. The barista squeesed lemon into a glass of tea and instantly the color changed from blue to purple. I just couldn't let it go about how it happened. The color changes by altering the pH level of the water with lemon.

Carporn: The new 2020 Audi RS6 Avant
Yes please!