Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-07-29
- Fostering focus for small screens – Dropbox Design – Medium
A nice before/after redesign post with a focus on mobile and simplicity.
- Hack The Box :: Penetration Testing Labs
interactive learning media
Why you should never ever eat a garden slug | TreeHuggerAccording to news reports, 19-year-old Sam Ballard caved into a dare to swallow a slug. Tragically for Ballard, the slug came with the roundworm parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, AKA the punk-rock-sounding rat lungworm. While when mature these parasites take residence in rats, in their youth they sometimes call slugs and snails home, creating a potential menace for anyone consuming raw or undercooked creatures harboring the parasite. As Mindy Weisberger writes for LiveSceince , “In Ballard’s case, the parasite caused a serious brain infection. He fell into a coma for 420 days and was paralyzed from the neck down when he was released from the hospital three years later….” Ballard remains paralyzed and requires full-time care
The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is Google Docs – The AtlanticThey’ll clone a teacher’s shared Google document, then chat in the comments, so it appears to the casual viewer that they’re just making notes on the lesson plan. If a teacher approaches to take a closer look, they can click the Resolve button, and the entire thread will disappear. Chris Anderson on Twitter: “As an industry, we had high hopes for the use of drones in anti-poaching efforts. But in hot climates everything looks hot to airborne thermal cameras and fleet logistics are crippling. Dogs work much better. Sobering report frreality vs tech How UT-Austin’s Bold Plan for Reinvention Went Belly Up – The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe costs of filming a new SMOC are between $9,000 and $66,000, according to data provided by Williams, with about two-thirds of classes between spring 2015 and fall 2018 costing more than $20,000. These figures don’t include instructional costs. ___________ Project 2021’s budget would rest on three legs: the university system, which would contribute a one-time $16 million; the extended campus, with revenue from non-degree-seeking students and other operations; and the provost’s office, which would kick in a few million dollars annually.
Ten Theses In Support of Teaching and Against Learning Outcomes | Jeff Noonan: Interventions and Evocations Lots of good stuff in here. “awakening in students a desire to think by revealing to them the questionability of things” h/t Amy Collier On extraordinariness — Code for America Blog — Medium I’m not a fan of the way this glorifies things but . . . “Admiration and gratitude for a public servant who has achieved the impossible. Made things work in spite of the rules, not because of them. Broken dozens of protocols, risked his job. “He made it work. He’s the only guy who can run it. He knows it wouldn’t work without him so he’s deferred his retirement. I mean…he’s extraordinary.” Meet Moxie Marlinspike, the Anarchist Bringing Encryption to All of Us | WIRED that yes, people will use encryption to do illegal things. And that may just be the whole point. “I actually think that law enforcement should be difficult,” Marlinspike says, looking calmly out at the crowd. “And I think it should actually be possible to break the law.”