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#9: CO2 sensor, Beethoven's new single, Facebook down, Microplastics, and more

Hi everyone!It's been a tumultuous week. Facebook went down, leaving many people disconnected from the world and their steady source of (mis)information. I'm not a huge social media person myself, so I barely noticed it. How about you?Why are we curious? Why …


#8: Chip shortage, Joe Rogan, GMO's, Thorium Reactors, Kids, and more!

Like any proud dad, I can now add a section about infants in my newsletter. I'm fascinated by how babies grow and make sense of the world around them. Growing up must be extremely hard!I can't promise that this will be a recurring section in the newsletter, b…


#7 - Smartphones, WW2, SpaceX, Leap seconds, Battery innovation, and more!

I didn't post any videos during the previous month. I'm currently working on some educational videos for actual classrooms!I just wanted to share an update of my YouTube spam filter: it's been running very well. So far, it has automatically deleted 190 spam c…


#6 - YouTube Spam, Spying, Satoshi Nakamoto, energy crisis, and more!

My YouTube channel has been attracting a lot of spammers. They try to trick people into investing money with them or claim to recover lost Bitcoin wallet keys.I've been marking these as spam, but YouTube's spam filter doesn't seem to update itself. So time to…


#5: Internet Root, Genetics, Apple, Helicopters on Mars, and more!

NFT's are a hot topic nowadays, with artists selling digital artwork for millions of dollars. In this video, I explain what NFT's are and how they can be used for other things. All in under 4 minutes!


#4: 5G, Bitcoin surveillance, YouTube transcoding chips, Signal's Ad Campaign, Pooplog

I wrote a few technical blog posts:MAX17043: Battery Monitoring Done RightPreventing Cumulative Layout Shifts with lazy loaded imagesMigrating This Blog From Jekyll to Eleventy


#3: Home Automation, Space, Slapping a chicken, viral website, source code of mRNA vaccines

No new videos this month, but I did manage to write a blog post about Home Assistant.


#2: Solid, ESP32, Vaccine manufacturing

In the latest Simply Explained video, I take a look at Solid. A new kind of web that aims to fix our issues with online privacy.It was started by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web. He wants to give us back control of our personal data. How? By putting …


#1: mRNA vaccines, Impact of Adblockers, DIY Mission Control

mRNA vaccines are currently being rolled out to combat COVID19. In this video, I explain how they work.They have the potential of deeply impacting our world, even beyond COVID19.