With humble admiration and praise for sqlrockstar and his weekly Actuator, I wonder if it might be time for an alternate Actuator. August, aka the "silly season," is just around the corner. The silly season's heat and high population density tend to make people behave differently than they would if they were cool, calm, and collected. That's why I am considering an alternate Actuator, one that will focus on the silly to honor August.

 

August is hot. And sweaty. And sweat is salty. And what could be better than connecting something hot with something salty, like bacon?

 

The Actuator:  Bacon Edition!

 

http://devslovebacon.com/tech_fair

For those with a penchant for tech travel, check out London's Bacon Tech Fair. "From Nodecopters to Android hacking, there is a little something for everybody."

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2014/03/05/oscar-mayer-bacon-alarm-gadget-and-app-tech-now/6072297/

Are you cutting edge if your iPhone can't wake you up with the smell of bacon in the morning? Not according to The Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon!

 

Weird Tech 3: Bacon tech | ZDNet

Seriously, from teasing your vegan daughter to making an unforgettable first impression at the TSA baggage inspection line, these business and life products masquerading as bacon are sweet. (And salty?)

 

Bacon, Francis | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

What would an educational Actuator Bacon story be without some dry Bacon matter?

 

Technology Services / Technology Services

Bacon County School District is giving every student the latest version of Office. At no cost. I guess that really takes the bacon!

 

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/bacon

What could be better than using the internet to expand your vocabulary with bacon idioms?

 

High-tech bacon making using industrial IoT at SugarCreek - TechRepublic

Just when you thought the Internet of Things (IoT) had run out of possibilities, data-driven decision-making guides cured meat production.

 

Food+Tech Connect Hacking Meat: Tom Mylan on Better Bacon & Technology | Food+Tech Connect

You can't make this stuff up.