In Austin this week, so if you are wondering "who brought the rain," well now you know. Here's hoping the sun makes an appearance before I head home.

 

As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

 

Tesla shares crash after Elon Musk smokes joint on live web show

Everyone else knows this guy is self-destructing, right in front of our eyes, right?

 

Geology Is Like Augmented Reality For The Planet

A nice reminder that there are amazing stories being told, often right in front of our eyes, if we are aware they exist. Geology is one example, history is another. I make a point to get my children to take time to stop and think about what they are seeing, the history of it all.

 

Microsoft Requires Paid Parental Leave for Subcontractors

I think this is a good first step for Microsoft to force a change that has benefits for everyone. But I’m cautious about this precedent. And why only focus on U.S. companies? Why not address issues globally, in countries where manufacturing of devices happen?

 

Illusion of control: Why the world is full of buttons that don't work

I knew that ‘close door’ button was fake!

 

British Airways Says Customers' Financial Data Was Hacked In 380,000 Transactions

Honestly, I’m a bit impressed that they discovered the breach so quickly. Incidents such as this one can last for a year or more before a company finds and closes the hole.

 

Adding clean energy to the Sahara could make it rain (and not just figuratively)

First time I’ve heard about the idea that clean energy could make it rain in the Sahara and now I want to make this happen.

 

Japan developing ‘pre-crime’ artificial intelligence to predict money laundering and terror attacks

No mention of predicting Godzilla attacks, though.

 

After months of hard work, it's good to sit back and enjoy what you built with your own hands: