🍎 Techtember - 🥫 #13
September is also known as Techtember. I think it's mainly because of the Apple event 😛. It's also the one-year anniversary of my newsletter, since the first issue in Sept 2021! 🎂🥳🎉🎊
Highlights of the month
👀 Saw Uncle Raymond, a TikTok sensation.
💸 Bought a lot of stickers.
🤑 Sold my Macbook Air (M1) because I got the new M2 now.
💰 Almost got scammed.
🎧 Got my new Airpods Pro 2nd generation.
🥺 Finally 3 meetups in one day (like pre-covid times).
1) Singapore’s Merlion turns 50 on Sept 15, 2022 🎂
Celebrating Merlion’s golden jubilee | The Straits Times — www.straitstimes.com Singapore’s Merlion turns 50 on Sept 15, 2022. The Straits Times Picture Desk looks at how it has made a splash over the years.
2) How Singapore builds its dementia-friendly neighbourhoods . Yet another fine piece by The Straits Times 🍰
Living outside with dementia: How Singapore builds its dementia-friendly neighbourhoods | The Straits Times — www.straitstimes.com As more Singaporeans are being diagnosed with dementia, more community support is needed for them and their caregivers. Meet the people who are banding together to build dementia-friendly facilities and support systems in Singapore.
3) There's a game called JR EAST Train Simulator. Yes, the one from Japan.
JR EAST Train Simulator on Steam — store.steampowered.com The official train company's authentic driving simulator is here! JR East Train Simulator" is a train driving simulator that allows you to experience live-action images and realistic driving sounds of JR East's actual train lines in your own home.
4) There's a Braun font! Looks very Braun-ish.
Braun font — www.iconwerk.com I built it together with my colleague Ludwig Übele and Nina Sagra, prof. Oliver Grabes and Renke Thye of the Braun design studio. It was super exciting and also little scary to re-think the corporate typeface of a company like Braun that has this important design heritage.
5) Someone made a super-useful MRT transfer guide!
This month marks my 3rd month of ✨funemployment✨. It's quite liberating.
Anyway, here's a pro tip for those using iOS 16 and Airpods (Pro). It's possible to always show AirPod's battery life, both the buds and the case, on the Lock Screen!
Here are the steps:
Customise the Lock Screen.
Go to "Batteries", add the small widget TWICE.
Tap on the widget itself to customise it, disable "Automatic", select the name of AirPods.
Tap on the second widget, disable "Automatic", select "AirPods Case"
If the steps above are too difficult to follow, here's a TikTok or a Reel 😉
World Metro Map - a map of all metros in the world 🚄
Wavacity - Audacity®️. On. The. Web. 🔊
Same Energy - a visual search engine, to find images with the same energy ☢️
The Nicest Place on the Internet - hugs 🐻
Cosmograph - visualise big networks within seconds 🕸️
muted.io - magical collection of interactive music theory tools & visual references to learn music online for free 🎼
Fallback Font Generator - generate… fallback fonts? 🍂
👋 That’s all folks. Stay safe.
🙇♂️ Special thanks to JinGen, Maythee, Ajmal, Jian Jie, Anand, Jacky & Sonny for supporting me on Github Sponsor!
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