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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-07-19

As We May Code – NSHipster Loss | Know Your MemeAlongside the outright mockery of the strip, a trend arose on /v/ which involved taking the Loss strip and representing it in different ways. Usually, these would attempt to be minimalistic, portraying the characters as lines, dots, or just having four empty panels. Similar to how anything with green and purple can be recognized as Daily Dose, any similar-looking four pane comic can be recognized as Loss. Brian Roemmele on Twitter: “?One of the more popular apps for 2023 for Apple AR glasses will be an app called “Smile”. It will restructure the world where everyone that sees you smiles. It will have an interesting impact on society in ways not unde Wind Telephone – Otsuchi, Japan – Atlas Obscura ??? on Twitter: “pretty wild stories in the App Store reviews for Replika, which calls itself “THE chatbot for anyone who wants a friend with no judgment, drama, or social anxiety involved” https://t.co/a5Z0JxjN55” / Twitter Seed Ticks Are a Thing You Probably Didn’t Know You Need to Avoid | SELFHe’s actually had seed ticks on him in the past and says they can look like a brown patch moving up your leg because there are so many of them. It’s not uncommon to find a lot of them at once, […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-07-12

Librarians turned Google Forms into the unlikely platform for virtual escape rooms – The VergeOne of the early examples when google forms allowed conditional logic was a choose your own adventure form. I need to build out that wordpress plugin to let construction of these be more pleasant and allow more choices. B. Bolander on Twitter: “i hope bill watterson is doing okay and is proud of all the children he radicalized with this stuff https://t.co/l31P58xU0l” / Twitter The true story of the prince of Qatar and his time at USC – Los Angeles TimesThe adjunct researched selling the watch to benefit USC, but found that it was already registered in his name with Rolex. Instead, he wrote a check to the university for its estimated value, $12,500. USC confirmed his account. –what kind of adjunct has that kind of money for a watch they don’t sell and never wear? Coronavirus Conversations With One of America’s Richest Men – BloombergI wondered if the bubbling frustration might be fueled instead by the different ways billionaires loom over our lives, and not only because we can’t check email, stream movies, or post photos without their products. Earlier in April, Bill Gates had suggested his foundation would spend billions of dollars to fund a coronavirus vaccine, reminding everyone that it was the rich, […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-07-05

Japanese Amusement Park Asks Roller Coaster Riders Not To Scream : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR“Please scream inside your heart,” and not out loud, the park is asking. diy making large pot out of aluminum cans AI Weirdness • When data is messyWhy was it looking for human fingers when it was supposed to be looking for a fish? It turns out that most of the tench pictures the neural net had seen were of people holding the fish as a trophy. It doesn’t have any context for what a tench actually is, so it assumes the fingers are part of the fish. LOOPY: a tool for thinking in systems Hype House and the Los Angeles TikTok Mansion Gold Rush – The New York TimesBut unfortunately many Airbnbs in Los Angeles have a no-filming rule. (Homeowners worry about, among other things, tripods scratching the floors and the potential property damage that comes with YouTube stunts.)