I help administer Jira and Confluence at Khan Academy. Generally, I get by with Googling things. These products have been around forever and anything imaginable is googleable. That said, I thought it worthwhile to start keeping track of some interesting things that might solve future problems.
Jira add-ons We already make use of Structure.
Velocity Sprint Planning & Tracking What? A free app for Jira? Looks at historical velocities and even estimates individual velocities to adjust for absences Confluence add-ons Questions and Answers This is kind of like Stack Overflow for your Confluence 250 seats is about $100 per month vs.
Helpful rebuttals for racist talking points I have seen many of these talking points online in various forums, so I appreciate the sourced rebuttals in a concise form.
How Big Oil misled the public into believing plastic would be recycled NPR digs in to the sorry state of plastics recycling and the fact that the oil and plastics companies have known this for decades, pushing the recycling message anyhow. Plastics last a very long time in landfills (and, sadly, in the oceans).
DBCore generates database code and UI DBCore is an interesting project for getting a REST API and TypeScript/React UI going quickly.
How to make a blockbuster movie trailer I saw this a couple of weeks ago and really should have linked to it then. Auralnauts shows us How to make a blockbuster movie trailer, and it’s epic.
Trump wanted to downplay coronavirus In early February, Trump knew the dangers of COVID-19 and in March, he said he always wanted to downplay them. As much as his press secretary wants to call this false, there are tapes because Trump voluntarily sat for 18 interviews with Bob Woodward.
Save The Food Via Recomendo, Save The Food is a site that offers Recipes, food storage tips, and more to help avoid food waste.
Backlinks 2020-09-06 Via Recomendo, Save The Food is a site that offers Recipes, food storage tips, and more to help avoid food waste. 2020-06-28 Another terrific-looking Recomendo recommendation: Burner Mail lets you create email addresses on the fly, so you can have a fresh address for each service or newsletter you sign up for. If you start getting spammed at that address or just have trouble unsubscribing, you can flip a switch and the address stops working.
Arwes sci-fi/cyberpunk framework Arwes is a React-based set of components and sounds to create sci-fi-like user interfaces.
mmhmm video calling fanciness Presenting live on the internet has been a big deal for a while and is, of course, an even bigger deal during the pandemic. mmhmm is an amazing-looking app (currently in beta) that gives you virtual backgrounds plus slides that you can put up behind you. Plus, you can move yourself around and resize the slides. They have a bunch of incredible features that you can get a sense of in this demo video.
RSSHub lets you get a feed from anything RSSHub is a feed aggregator with a large number of available sources.
Redditvids Think YouTube could use some competition in the discover-new-videos space? Redditvids is an entirely client-side app that provides a UI for browsing videos on Reddit.
ROBLOX is a MUD Felipe Pepe has written a detailed look at MUDs through history and it’s awesome. These games have had quite a run.
Wage theft and prisons Dave McKenna wrote this excellent Twitter thread about how much of crime isn’t punished in the same way we punish lower-impact crime. Wage theft happens frequently, with little recourse for a lot of people. Small-scale theft, meanwhile, is punished with jail time.