Feature Prioritizing: Ways To Reduce Subjectivity And Bias — Smashing MagazineSuch a manifestation of democracy works great when you involve experts — people who know the topic inside out or who, as Danish physicist Niels Bohr puts it, “have made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” When everyone on a team is an expert, then the distribution of votes will indicate the best ideas. But let’s be honest: Workshops often have a flavor of office politics. For example, a workshop might involve high-power stakeholders with low interest in what you are building, or you might have to invite non-essential specialists who lose motivation and affect the work of the whole team. That’s why it becomes so easy to end up with only two or three people in the room who can make informed decisions.
Antimemetics Division Hub – SCP FoundationBut anomalous antimemes are another matter entirely. How do you contain something you can’t record or remember? How do you fight a war against an enemy with effortless, perfect camouflage, when you can never even know that you’re at war? Welcome to the Antimemetics Division. No, this is not your first day. qntmyrrh on Twitter: “There is no such thing as an algorithm” / Twitter“There is only a person who made a bad decision hiding behind the machine they used to make it” “Our very complex spreadsheet clearly didn’t work” “The purpose of an algorithm is its bias” Labster | 100+ virtual labs for universities and high schoolsneed to look at this more One way to fight climate change: Make your own glaciers.He realized that he could help villages freeze water in winter for use in spring. Shading vast expanses of ice was impractical, but a tall mound would shade its own interior—and the steeper the sides, the better, because that reduces the area exposed to the sun. “High school math told me that a cone was the simple answer,”
liyu? on Twitter: “i’m pleased to introduce y’all to my newest obsession – – – accidental renaissance photos: a thread https://t.co/uBG2aDqTxw” / Twitter Tony Hsieh’s American Tragedy: The Self-Destructive Last Months Of The Zappos Visionary“Your body cannot take not sleeping. And the amount of N2O you are doing is not natural. You will not hack sleep and you will not outsmart nature.” CEO of year’s hottest IPO focuses on one ‘incredibly hard’ question“I put all the focus not so much on lattes and neck rubs, but on us succeeding as a team,” he told CNBC’s Jon Fortt in October. “Silicon Valley is very much a high-fiving, self-congratulatory culture. They love to just do a victory lap. We’re not into that,” he said. “People want to be patted on the back and feel good — I’m into not feeling good.” — some interesting comments at least
The Gig Economy Is White People Discovering Servants | by Indi Samarajiva | indica | MediumUber and Postmates and DoorDash and all of these ‘gig’ economy companies simply created a giant pool of servants that you could call on demand. That’s all they really do. The gig economy is just a giant collection of servants. Definitions | National Digital Inclusion AllianceThis includes 5 elements: 1) affordable, robust broadband internet service; 2) internet-enabled devices that meet the needs of the user; 3) access to digital literacy training; 4) quality technical support; and 5) applications and online content designed to enable and encourage self-sufficiency, participation and collaboration. Data-Driven DJ / HomepageData-Driven DJ is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds. How Does This Data Sound?. Make your data accessible, sound up. | by Luc Guillemot | Interactive ThingsWhen working with data, inclusivity is not necessarily about making charts accessible, but about making data itself accessible, which means that the step of going through a visualization first—hard to pass for a visual designer!—is maybe superfluous. Super Punch: Tips on how to acquire a bot to land exclusive sneakers Responsive CSS Grid – Books
This is a little something that’ll help you see activity across a multisite. It adds a column to the admin view that shows the posts/pages count for each site. I found this plugin that got me the foundation for adding the column and then was able to just use the switch_blog function to get me a count of published posts and pages. Do note that it doesn’t count drafts.1 This column in conjunction with the already existing last updated column should give you a good idea when a site has been abandoned or was never really started. We could get fancier down the road and do some sort of math to take the last updated date, published posts/pages counts, and any other stuff we want and build a score to rate the likelihood that the site is abandoned. 1 I feel like I have more drafts than posts on this site so maybe I need to reconsider that.
Under-Engineered Responsive Tables | Adrian Roselli Back/forward cacheBack/forward cache (or bfcache) is a browser optimization that enables instant back and forward navigation. It significantly improves the browsing experience for users—especially those with slower networks or devices. A Game Designer’s Analysis Of QAnon | by Rabbit Rabbit | curiouserinstitute | Sep, 2020 | MediumQAnon grows on the wild misinterpretation of random data, presented in a suggestive fashion in a milieu designed to help the users come to the intended misunderstanding. Maybe “guided apophenia” is a better phrase. Guided because the puppet masters are directly involved in hinting about the desired conclusions. They have pre-seeded the conclusions. They are constantly getting the player lost by pointing out unrelated random events and creating a meaning for them that fits the propaganda message Q is delivering. “Affordances,” a science-fiction story by Cory Doctorow about algorithmic bias.A new science fiction story about how technical restrictions start with powerless people before coming for us all. Diva.js – A web-based document collection viewerDiva.js is a web-based document viewer optimized for high-resolution image collections.
Google says it ‘may’ delete your files if you don’t log in enough“If you’re inactive in one or more of these services for two years (24 months), Google may delete the content in the product(s) in which you’re inactive.” dorking (how to find anything on the Internet) – for your information Daphne K. Lee on Twitter: “Learned a very relatable term today: “?????” (revenge bedtime procrastination), a phenomenon in which people who don’t have much control over their daytime life refuse to sleep early in order to regain some sense