Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-11-01

Super Punch: “Tea accounts” trying to catch white influencers on Tiktok mouthing the n word when dancing to viral songs SyncInteractive, Synchronized YouTube Streaming


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-10-25

Minimal 75mb web development virtual server for vagrant – Tom ButlerA new local development environment I’m trying. It’s https out of the box and is nice and quick.


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-10-18

Niche Sports Are No Longer an Ivy League Admissions Plan – The Atlanticn May, Brown announced the permanent elimination of fencing and squash. In July, the Ivy League conference officially canceled fall sports and warned that the spring season could be next. In a press release, Harvard said its department of athletics, a sprawling fiefdom that includes 42 varsity sports, would temporarily pivot to “wellness programming.” Soon after, Stanford dropped 11 varsity programs, including fencing, squash, and men’s crew, citing factors such as gender equity, potential savings, and fan interest. Verification Handbook: homepage


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-10-11

Designing A Home Video Studio For Online Synchronous TeachingI ended up replying to a FB thing on this paper with this . . . The paper ends up being kind of interesting compared to the clickbait article which mainly irritated me. “I have heard my colleagues say our competition is Netflix, TikTok, YouTube, and similar platforms. I disagree. Our competition is our own teaching, reimagined in a world of TED Talks and high-quality talking head productions (like Frontline, 60 Minutes, etc.). ” I agree educators aren’t competing with pure entertainment options (there are some larger questions about the creation of educational games etc. but that’s major complexity). Comparing educator-created content to various types of educational media makes sense to me but the difference in this case is audience and intent. If it’s synchronous the differentiator is really how well you take advantage of live interaction options with students. In either case the difference is how you customize things based on the fact that you know your students and what they need. You aren’t blindly creating for everyone or for an abstract demographic compilation (Southern Females from 18-25) but for individuals that you can interact with and know things about. He says some other things that I wonder about. “When we design online asynchronous courses for MITx, our major goals are […]


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-10-04

Uroplatus phantasticus – WikipediaUroplatus phantasticus, the satanic leaf-tailed gecko Medical Bill ArtFrom the good people at MSCHF Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing – The CorrespondentHis first job was to explain what blockchain is. When I asked him, he said it is “a kind of system that can’t be stopped”, that it’s “actually a force of nature”, or rather, “a decentralised consensus algorithm”. OK, it’s hard to explain, he conceded eventually. “I said to Zuidhorn: ‘I’ll just build you an app, then you’ll understand’.” EXCLUSIVE: Video shows private firefighters being detained for setting possibly illegal backfires in Napa Valley – ABC7 San Francisco Exclusive video from the ABC7 I-Team shows private firefighters detained by CHP and CAL Fire, now under investigation for possibly setting illegal backfires. –now apply to privatizing the service of your choice Grave cameras offer virus-weary grievers virtual burial visitsThese cemetery cameras aren’t intended for security — they offer the virus-weary living the ability to have “on-demand virtual burial visits” with the departed.


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-09-27

The People Have Questions About Voting, Democracy, Laws, Treason, and Civil War. Stand By – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency What do you mean? Haven’t you seen the tweets? There have been some very stern tweets. City Generator by ProbableTrainNice little tool for creating fake maps.


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-09-20

Unexpected Learnings From Coding Artwork Every Day For Five Years — Smashing MagazineIn projects like this, the art you create doesn’t have to be written from scratch every time. Iteration is the key to creation. In the first year the daily exploration was wide-ranging. In the mornings I would think about what I could make that day, sometimes reminiscing, reflecting on previous sketches. Other sources of inspiration would be things that would appear to me that day, which surprisingly often would be unrelated to code and art. Within this scope I was able to find the areas I was keen to explore further. FOSSEE Animations | HomeIt’d be interesting to plot a progression of content from traditional through explorable and to see what patterns might exist for when to use which level of sophistication. Blacklight – The MarkupWho is peeking over your shoulder while you work, watch videos, learn, explore, and shop on the internet? Enter the address of any website, and Blacklight will scan it and reveal the specific user-tracking technologies on the site—and who’s getting your data. You may be surprised at what you learn. PoseNet – Camera Feed Demo


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-09-13

Out of the Block: OpenStreetMap – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org OER Examples – OER Activity Sourcebook Embed Interactive Jupyter Notebooks in Static Websites for Free | Ezequiel Leonardo Castaño Personal WebsiteAfter a lot of research on the internet, I found no practical tutorial explaining how to embed Jupyter Notebooks in Static Websites using only free technologies. I found a way to do it using Github Gists, MyBinder and NBInteract along with IPython Widgets and I want to share it so no one has to reinvent the wheel. Newspaper Navigator Search ResultsHistoric newspaper search of images using AI La photographie sous-marine et les progrès de la photographie / par Louis Boutan,… | GallicaIf I ever have an office again this picture will be in it.


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-09-06

Sasha Perigo on Twitter: “Today in our apocalyptic hell world: my roommate’s employer mailed her a solar panel and a personal generator to make sure she could keep working if she experiences one of the rolling blackouts.” / Twitter Corals | 3D Digitization In the future, everyone is going to be a software engineer, but only a few will learn how to code. — QuartzA new industry is emerging (pdf) to serve the Morts of the world by designing and selling what are called no-code or low-code platforms. Companies like Caspio, QuickBase, Appian, and Mendix are creating visual interfaces that enable people to essentially snap together blocks of software, and bypass the actual lines of code underlying those blocks (skilled developers can also dive into the code). With basic training, a non-technical employee can rapidly assemble software tools that solve business problems ranging from simple database queries to applications lashing together multiple legacy enterprise applications. — Yahoo pipes was so ahead of its time.


Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-08-30

Online Learning Student Experience is the New Climbing Wall –This work is going to require new levels of collegiality and shared imagination. It will also require enormous attention to detail. When serendipity works in residential education, one reason it does so is because the student is physically surrounded by people who can help. Students are less likely to fall through the cracks when their dorm mate or classmate or advisor or professor or random student on the quad can show them how to leap over a particular crack. Online, the opposite is often true. Randomness is an enemy more often than a friend because the cues for where to go and what to do have to be consciously created, as must be the environment that encourages the formation of social support networks. VidReader – The very first smart reader for videos.We use smart technologies (NLP + AI) to create well-formatted interactive transcripts for your videos. Now you can read, search, share, and locate a sentence within any videos in seconds. Get started with a YouTube link below! The True Colors of America’s Political Spectrum Are Gray and Green – The New York TimesLike some stuff we might do with colorthief.js and screen captures of various websites h/t Jeff Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More Work – […]