I hope everyone had a good holiday break! I was glad to be able to share a good variety of Meta Hacks last week, both from the community and from myself. I especially enjoyed the SVG Animated Drum Kit. Really amazing what can be created with the tools we have at our disposal.

If you didn’t get a chance to read the 5 Meta Hacks last week, I’ve attached them below. If you don’t know what the 5 Meta Hacks of the Week are, they’re basically exclusive hacks, interesting news, inspiring quotes, and just about anything I find that I want to share with the community. If this interests you, sign up for future ones so you don’t miss out! We always welcome community submitted Meta Hacks as well, and try to feature them every week. If you have a great idea of your own that you want to share, submit it here.


Daniel, Founder & CEO
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1. Mario game solved with a neural network
MarI/O is a program made of neural networks and genetic algorithms that kicks butt at Super Mario World.

2. Get rid of suspicious Windows processes
Use the Sysmon tool from Sysinternals to investigate suspicious Windows processes on servers.

3. SVG Animated Drum Kit
Drawn in Illustrator animated with GSAP/Greensock, sound designed in Ableton Live. I can’t get over this.

4. Momentum Chrome Extension
A great way to keep focused on the daily task at hand. Displays every time you open up a new Chrome tab. (Contributed by Will T.)

5. Access your network file shares directly from the Chrome OS files app
This application allows users to mount an SMB file share in their files app in Chrome OS. That way, users can access their remote files seamlessly from their Chromebook; opening, modifying, and deleting them.