Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-08-05

  • When You Hear _______, Pay Attention – Hacker Noon
    … you’re about to fall into a trap and need to pay attention):

    Might as well do [some extra thing] while we [do the original thing]

  • Fallout 76’s Downright Exciting Plan to Deal With Griefing and Trolls :: Games :: Features :: Fallout 76 :: Paste
    Howard says they wanted the game to have an element of danger without griefing, which is a tall order in an open world online game. To achieve this, they implemented features that will greatly reduce any incentive to grief other players, and turn those that do into the villains. For example, when you shoot another player, your character only does a small amount of damage, with more damage awarded if you continue and engage and enter into PvP. Players who die may seek revenge for their deaths, gaining double reward of caps and XP. Players that kill those who didn’t want to be engaged are labeled a “wanted murderer” and have a bounty placed on their head. If you are labeled a wanted murderer, you will receive no reward for those kills. Wanted murderers will also appear on your map as a red star denoting the bounty on their head, and the bounty comes out of their personal stash of caps. They also cannot see the other characters on the map.
  • Data to Viz | A collection of graphic pitfalls
    Nice tips.
  • Welcome to Coyote | Coyote
    –would also make for an interesting project for English and art classes

    The open-source Coyote software was developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to support a distributed workflow for describing images in our web CMS and publishing those descriptions to our public website. The MCA team is creating both alt-text descriptions of 20–30 words, as well as much longer descriptions, particularly of collection works.

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