Monday, February 15, 2016

podcast feeds: iTunes => RSS

Here is an online tool that converts iTunes feed to "standard" RSS feed
that can be used in non-Apple environments (web, Android, Windows)

Podcast URL Extractor (

How to listen iTunes podcasts on Android - Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange

visual: with BabylonJS and WebGL

Mat Velloso's blog | Announcing the first alpha of
This allows the visualization of Azure based systems in a very cool way. More details on our GitHub repo:

MicrosoftDX/AzureLens @ GitHub

"This is an ASP.Net project meant to run on Visual Studio 2015. It's mostly C# and TypeScript. In order to run it, you will need the following dependencies:
  1. DocumentDB: This is where diagrams get stored. You need to point the web.config to your instance of DocumentDB (app settings)
  2. Azure Active Directory: In order to design diagrams, the user has to be authenticated against Azure AD. To thest the app locally you will need to setup your own Azure AD application and configure the settings (Client ID, Tenant, Audience and Password) in the web.config for it
  3. Azure blob storage: Setup an Azure blob storage and point the web.config (StorageConnectionString) to it."
BabylonJS - 3D engine based on WebGL/Web Audio and JavaScript
WebGL. Simple. Powerful.
A complete JavaScript framework for building 3D games with HTML5, WebGL and Web Audio

books: "The Motivation Manifesto" & "Charge" by Brendon Burchard

The Motivation Manifesto
The Motivation Manifesto | Brian Johnson
  • "Motiv": a reason for doing something,
    from latin word "motivus" = "to move"
    motivation is "an engine for doing things", what drives us
  • Phases of motivation
    • "Spark" = ambition (desire)+ expectancy (belief)
    • "Sustain" = attention (often) + effort (persistent action)
    • "Amplify" = attitude + environment (including supportive people)
  • Digital Addictions (let go)
    • "reclaim our agenda" from distractions
  • Your manifesto (to write down)
    • your "mission" in life
    • high level "plan"
    • "steps" to do today
  • Qualities by which you want to be remembered
    • like "begin with the end in mind" habit from Stephen Covey
    • like a compass
    • connect back to today, to live with integrity - YouTube by Brendon Burchard

Official Site Brendon Burchard. #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Brendon Burchard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

THE CHARGE, New Book by Brendon Burchard
"free book, pay for shipping and handling"

The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive (Book Review)

The Charge – Actionable Books
"baseline drives"
1. Control
2. Competence
3. Congruence
4. Caring
5. Connection
“forward drives”
1. Change
2. Challenge
3. Creative expression
4. Contribution
5. Consciousness