πŸ“€ Bouncing DVD Logo, 🎭 Deepfakes in Zoom calls and more

It’s Memon Mondays!

This newsletter is my experiment to save all the cool things I find during the week and share them with my like-minded friends.

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COOL LINKS

Bouncing DVD Logo
If you are old enough, you know exactly what this is. Every DVD player had this β€˜screensaver’. Interesting fact, the bouncing logo wasn't just for fun, but was important to prevent screen burn-in on CRTs. If you had a static image on a CRT for a long time, it could damage the phosphor. Screensavers served the same purpose. Also, DVD logo obviously reminds me of this scene.

Avatarify β€” Run realtime deepfakes on live video calls
Now that Zoom meetings are all the rage, people are getting really creative, maybe a bit too much. This code allows you to impersonate another person; a celebrity for example. Cool tech!

ZoomerBackgrounds β€” community-sourced virtual video backgrounds
Speaking of Zoom, this website has cool backgrounds to use. I personally like Snap Camera’s potato filter.

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DEV

OpenCore β€” Hackintosh Alternative to Clover
Hackintosh is an act of booting macOS on non-Apple machine. Clover is the bootloader commonly used to boot macOS, OpenCore is an alternative to Clover.

I haven’t made a Hackintosh in a looong time. It looks like the process has become much reliable these days. Have you done it recently?

Crank.js – Write JSX-driven components with functions, promises and generators
Crank is an alternative UI library to React. If you are a React developer, you probably are aware of how it is going into a weird direction with the new features like Hooks, Suspense, etc. I actually side with the author of Crank actually but am still exploring the framework.

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GAME OF THE WEEK

Have you played My Friend Pedro? I was following this game’s from early prototypes to its release and finally got time to play some. It’s so much fun! If you liked Max Payne, it’s a bit like that. I am still playing this one but I love it so far. The game is available on PC, PS4 and Switch. It’s on sale right now for Switch and PC (Steam).

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MEMES

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That’s it friends! Have a great week. Be safe, stay home, and wash your hands.

Also inbox me if you got something cool to share!

✌️~Asad