Your Thursday Lunchtime Roundup #8

The latest in Business, Design and Tech from Eli5 10/12/20

This is our bi-weekly newsletter of interesting stuff in business, design, and tech. If there is something you’d like more of or things we could be doing better then get in touch with lauren@eli5.io.

From, Eli5


💼 Business

Ever wondered what we actually do all day at Eli5? Well we’re writing down everything we know over the next few months and building ‘Product Studio OS’ in public. Follow us on Twitter or check our blog page for updates. Starting with - What is a product studio and what does one build? Link.

If you're a fan of reading blogs, articles, and stories online, then this is for you. Our in-house founder, Jorrit Keijzer, has recently released Juno, a mobile app that functions like an e-reader for the internet while putting a social layer on top of it. Link.

If like me, you have a fuzzy understanding of crypto, I recommend reading this very detailed and beginner-friendly guide to Monero by one of our founders, Wes. Link.

✏️ Design

We’re huge Figma converts here. Charli Marie has some excellent videos - from beginner guides to converting Figma designs into Webflow. Link.

Whimsical is a visual design workspace. Collaborate on things like flowcharts, wireframes, sticky notes, and mind maps. Link.

🖥️ Technology (shout out to our Full-Stack Dev Patrick Huijten for both links this week)

A cool approach to tackle CSS / markup challenges (see CSS variables being used as pseudo data attributes to assign image backgrounds to article tags at 1:59). Link.

Hoppscotch - A free API request builder that helps you create requests faster, saving precious time on development. Link.

🕹️ Cool stuff

Google just released Alphafold 2, an AI that predicts protein folding with over 90% accuracy. This is probably one of the most important breakthroughs in science and biology of the past few decades. Proteins are the building blocks of cells so by predicting how a chain of amino acids would fold could have implications like creating new proteins that never existed before. To put it simply, this could help cure diseases, fix global warming, create new materials, etc. Link.

And if you want to get real meta this week - we’ve been reading God’s Debris: A Thought Experiment. A short and thought-provoking read about god, evolution, quantum physics, gravity, and more. Link.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Team Eli5