Things We Like (July 2015)

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

  1. Happy 30th birthday, .org. The first .org domain was registered on July 10, 1985.
  2. The OED birthday word generator shows which words originated in your birthyear. (.org’s birth word? “Gobsmacked.”)
  3. Edie the Spaniel’s friends tried out Tindog—Tinder for dogs—one day. A gobsmacking experience?
  4. Every day should be take your dog to work day.
  5. This “meow-nificent” (I did not make that up) cat library brings shelter kitties to your office and invites you to take them home. It’s like bingeing on cute.
  6. Here are the stages of binge watching videos on Netflix.
  7. Netflix schmetflix. These videos from Burma, shared via Engage Media, deserve your uninterrupted attention.
  8. This video explores the inner workings of an artificial brain.
  9. These pictures explore the inside and edifice of an abandoned church that is shaped like a chicken and surrounded by dense forest.
  10. Here’s how California farmers, who find themselves surrounded by drought not forest, are using data-informed tech to grow more with less.
  11. Ida B. Wells, surrounded by injustice, was a leader in using data-informed journalism to fight lynching. Her article, “Lynching and the Excuse For It,” was published in the Independent before she was 40 years old.
  12. These NGen Fellows convened by Independent Sector are leaders under 40 years old. Check out their work and life.
  13. Millennials want a work-life balance. Their bosses just don’t get why.
  14. Do you find yourself asking, “Why?” Werner Herzog motivational posters are here for you.
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