5 Things I Found Interesting 11.17.2017 Edition
It’s that time of the week again! Time to bring up 5 things I found interesting throughout the week. What will it be this week?! See below…
1. Tesla’s Roadster and Semi Announcement
I have to say this is really cool and if I had an extra $200,000.00 lying around I’d probably get a Tesla Roadster! This beast goes 0-60 in 1.9 seconds without making over compensating engine growls. It just zooms. Check out the video below! This is the 2nd generation roadster and it has over double the range of it’s predecessor (the old one only had about a 245 mile range) at 620 miles! Pretty outstanding specs for an electric vehicle! The new all battery Semi Trucks boast a 500 mile range and Tesla plans on producing solar powered “Megachargers” that will charge these trucks up fast – (a 400 mile charge in about 30 minutes!). This is the wave of the future! No more fossil fuels! Now if he could only make these things affordable for us lay men!
2.The Great Dictator Speech By Charlie Chaplin
I stumbled upon this while randomly watching YouTube videos. This is a pretty darn inspirational speech from Charlie Chaplin – the famous comedian from the silent film era. Someone decided to add epic Hans Zimmer music behind this speech and something magical happened! When I feel down I’m going to watch this to get me riled up!
3. Sades Spirit Wolf Headset
I needed a headset for when I work from home and a co-worker recommended the Sades Spirit Wolf Headest. Well to be fair, she recommended this one after I balked at the price of the first one she recommended (which was over $100). The Sades Spirit Wolf Headset was more in my price range (at about $26). It’s clearly a Chinese brand, but from what I read reviews I was confident it was a solid choice. So far after a week of using this thing it works great. Only complaint is the microphone is a bit sensitive (it can pick up my daughter chattering away a couple rooms down), but other than that sound quality is excellent (I mean it’s definitely not a Beats by Dre, but the sound is way better than the headphones that come with your phone). My 3 year old daughter thinks I look like a robot when I put them on and calls me “Daddy Robot” which is definitely a cute side benefit!
4. How Long Agogo
I came across this online tool when I got tired of looking at calendars and physically counting the days to upcoming events and benchmarks. This thing is super easy to use and very accurate. It will give you days, weeks, months, hours, minutes, and seconds on any date you enter – past or future. It’s a pretty cool time saver for me (I’m sure there are apps that do this too, but I’m too lazy to find them, this tool is just bookmarked and easy to access).
5. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is now Free to Play
What can I say about StarCraft except that is easily one of the best real time strategy games of my generation. The original game came out in the early 90s and had been played frequently and consistently in the E-Sports arena up into the release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. With all this hoopla with Electronic Arts and their Battlefront II debacle, the folks at Blizzard decided to release the first installment of StarCraft II for free! This is an awesome (yet short) campaign and game! I can’t recommend it enough! The replay value is enormous and the story changes based on actions you take during the campaign. If you are into any type of real time strategy, I recommend getting this game! What can you lose – it’s Free!
Thanks for reading!