Weekly Web Harvest for 2019-09-08
- dekuNukem/daytripper: A Multifunctional Laser Tripwire
Daytripper is a laser tripwire that can, upon triggering:
Hide all your windows
Lock your computer
Execute a custom script to do whatever you want!
- Thoughts at Mid-Career Part 5: Where to From Here? | Information Wants To Be Free
Part of a nice series . . .
- nuno-faria/tiler: ? Build images with images
this will be used eventually
- Notes from the Classroom: Three Data Visualization Experts – The Lovely Ferns
Nice summary post with interesting advice
Sent From My iPhone: how a humblebrag became a key piece of net etiquette | Technology | The Guardian And it works. The researchers Caleb T Carr and Chad Stefaniak found in their paper Sent From My iPhone: The Medium and Message as Cues of Sender Professionalism in Mobile Telephony that those receiving a message containing spelling and grammatical errors forgiving of the mistakes when sent from a phone. What’s more,it boosted credibility over and above a perfectly worded message without the caveat. They also found for a poorly worded and incorrectly spelled message from a desktop or laptop, credibility dropped. Users forgave errors attributed to the constraints of writing on a tiny touch screen, but not mistakes made on a computer. Comprehensive list of Twitter accounts for Auburn players, coaches | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Seventy-five percent of Auburn’s roster (100 players) have an active Twitter account going into the 2016 season. Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump – POLITICO an Hawes, a 25-year-old Maryland man who has no affiliation with Trump or his campaign and who has preyed on more than 20,000 unsuspecting donors, collecting more than $1 million in the process. In just its first three weeks of operation, Hawes’ PAC spent more than $108,000 on Facebook ads, offering an opportunity to win “Dinner with Donald Trump” […]
Twitter Bots Use Likes, RTs for Intimidation — Krebs on Security A huge collection of botted accounts — the vast majority of which should be easily detectable as such — may be able to abuse Twitter’s anti-abuse tools to temporarily shutter the accounts of real people suspected of being bots! Dominikus Baur – Data Visualization: Data Futures Data Futures is a live experiment about the connections between our data and ourselves. It is run in conference settings, with a large, real-time visualization on a projector, two moderators (Daniel and me) and the participants’ smartphones. Catalog of friendly, useful, artistic online bots, and resources that can help you make them | botwiki Software development 450 words per minute – Vincit –listen to the audio — And it’s not the kind of synthetic speech you hear in today’s smart assistants. I use a robotic-sounding voice which speaks at around 450 words per minute. For comparison, English is commonly spoken at around 120-150 words per minute. h/t boing boing Death of an earl – Thomas Morris Then Doctor West came, who advised a frying pan made red hot to be applied to the head… A ‘glyster’ is an enema. Tobacco enemas were widely used at this date in resuscitation – the standard treatment in cases of drowning. So although blowing tobacco smoke up a […]
Kafka’s Joke Book – McSweeney’s Internet TendencyWhy is a raven like a writing desk?” “I don’t know,” Gregor told the faceless interrogator for the fiftieth time. “We can’t help you if you won’t work with us. Perhaps another day in the machine will convince you to cooperate.” Create Written Notes From YouTube Videos Instantly With this Chrome ExtensionUnlike a transcription app that would just transcribe the whole thing for you, Gnotes has you identify what parts of the video are important to you and then it creates notes specifically for that portion. For instance, maybe you watch a 15-minute video on how to do something, but you really just need information from the last few minutes written down. –starts to get at the idea of new patterns that take into account (and advantage of) how digital tools interact Add Query String Parameters to YouTube oEmbeds in WP – Brett HoffmanNice thing and nice pattern to think about.