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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-12-20

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.

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-12-13

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,”

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-12-06

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

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-11-29

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

Mulsite admin sites panel showing an extra column indicating the number of published posts and pages on the sites.

List Posts/Pages in WordPress Multisite Admin Sites View

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.