Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-03-22

We All Know Photography is MagicAn extension of photography is magic. Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All | IDDblog: Instructional Design Tips, Advice, & Trends for Online & Distance Learning | Educational Technology and Online Course Design Help


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-03-15

The Story Behind Alexis Pereira’s Viral Essay Twitter JokeAfter he and several other big accounts realize it’s a spoof, a new debate emerges about whether or not jokes about professors are okay. A college professor who thought it was funny debates a Marxist-Leninist writer in my replies about whether satire is permissible. ink – inkle’s narrative scripting languageIf you’re new to ink, why not download Inky, our ink editor that allows you to play and test your stories. Eliot Higgins on Twitter: “Because I’m a massive verification nerd who hates fun, here’s a little thread on geolocating these photos that people are claiming aren’t from Venice. https://t.co/qBreekKI7c” / Twitter ACLU Apps to Record Police Conduct | American Civil Liberties UnionMobile Justice Virginia is a smartphone app that will empower Virginians to record police and hold them accountable for their actions. Record, report, witness, and Know Your Rights – all on your phone! Shortcuts can now activate video recording on your iPhone during a traffic stopPetersen’s command “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over” will pause music if it’s playing, turn down the brightness, turn on “Do Not Disturb” and sends a message to a chosen contact. It then activates the video recording on the front camera. CORontine Corps – A Dance Community Project Coronavirus awareness icons


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-03-08

Tone.jsTone.js is a framework for creating interactive music in the browser. It provides advanced scheduling capabilities, synths and effects, and intuitive musical abstractions built on top of the Web Audio API. How to Create an Online Classroom | Stanford Online High SchoolStanford Online High School has been successfully educating students online through an innovative virtual classroom model since 2006. For schools exploring online learning in case of temporary closures, this webpage provides free resources and considerations for effective remote teaching and learning.


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-03-01

SVG ANIMATIONS Mapping coronavirus, responsiblyThe map is using totals (absolute values) as its raw data. There are very very few golden rules in cartography but this is one of them: you cannot map totals using a choropleth thematic mapping technique. Oregon Engineer Makes History With New Traffic Light Timing Formula – Institute for JusticeMats’s work was generally met with interest, but when he e-mailed the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying, things took an abrupt illegal U-turn. The Board told Mats it had no interest in hearing about his ideas. Fair enough. But the Board didn’t stop there. After a two-year investigation, it fined him $500 for publicly criticizing the timing of traffic lights without having a Professional Engineer license. The Board also forbid him from continuing to discuss his research. 1. – Castaways – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand‘The curse of the widow and fatherless light upon the man that breaks open this box, whilst he has a ship at his back.’


WordPress Multisite Copy Users from One Site to Another

I made a little plugin that let me copy users from one blog to another in WordPress multisite.1 I thought I’d have to use switch_to or something but I didn’t. It’d be easy to expand this to do more tricks for you and have more shortcode parameters but I don’t need them so it is what it is. 1 But you already knew that from the title.


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-02-23

Wildcard: Spreadsheet-Driven Customization of Web ApplicationsIn this paper, we present spreadsheet-driven customization, a technique that enables end users to customize software without doing any traditional programming. The idea is to augment an application’s UI with a spreadsheet that is synchronized with the application’s data. When the user manipulates the spreadsheet, the underlying data is modified and the changes are propagated to the UI, and vice versa. Concordia University’s online vision hid grim reality – oregonlive.comIn a draft version of Ries’ speech to trustees, he spelled out the “pronounced challenges” of Concordia’s 20-year deal with HotChalk, a California firm the school had paid hundreds of millions of dollars to jumpstart its online programs. The financial success of the deal depended on “overly aggressive enrollment targets,” Ries planned to say. Declining enrollment devastated the university’s finances. Home of “Louie” & “Gyp” (LOC) | Bain News Service,, publishe… | Flickrthanks to @cogdog I got another beautiful flickr comments example How a Web Design Company Crowdfunded Millions and Completely Disappeared – VICE“The problem space we tackled, we had the kind of hopeful naivety that would actually give us the balls to do it, but it’s much more difficult than any of us realized,” Toucchi told Motherboard. “I can imagine there’s a few people who are pissed off.” Toucchi went on to portray those his […]