We had some good community participation for last week’s 5 Meta Hacks of the Week, and I’m looking forward to hearing more from all of you. If you have a great Meta Hack you want to share, just submit it here and I’ll give you credit. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here. Share these with any friends you know who may find these interesting. I really have fun sharing them with everyone weekly.
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1. “Copy Edit This!”
Test your grammar and editing skills with the New York Times “Copy Edit This” interactive quiz.
2. Conflict-free mineral company rankings
Conflict minerals are a serious issue, and the Enough Project routinely audits electronics and jewelry companies on their progress towards a conflict-free world. Take a look at the leaders to help inform your next purchase. (Contributed by David S.)
Check out this 31-band EQ for Mac. It’s free and open source.
4. Strava heat map
Strava released a really cool heat map showing the most popular running, biking, swimming, and skiing paths from users around the world. Interestingly enough, this has raised security concerns for common military base exercise routes. (Contributed by Casey G.)
5. Orgmode goal setting and tracking
Set your yearly goals with Emacs Orgmode. It’s not too late! (20 min. video)