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 ProbableTrain
Nice little tool for creating fake maps.
Update on the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress BlogThe Library now has a secure collection of tweet text, documenting the first 12 years (2006-2017) of this dynamic communications channel—its emergence, its applications and its evolution. Today, we announce a change in collections practice for Twitter. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the Library will acquire tweets on a selective basis—similar to our collections of web sites. The Library regularly reviews its collections practices to account for environmental shifts, diversity of collections and topics, cost effectiveness, use of collections and other factors. This change results from such a review. Alfie Kohn: The Tests Are Lousy, So How Could the Scores Be Meaningful? | National Education Policy CenterIn short, am I really so addicted to data that I prefer misleading information to none at all? –worth remembering that educators are so starved for validation that they’ll put X company certified educator in their email signature A Look Back – Futility ClosetOn the grounds of the Fortress of Kruševac, in Serbia, is a “window to the past” that depicts the donjon tower as it appeared in its medieval heyday. At its height it served as the entrance to a medieval fortified town, the seat of Moravian Serbia. Remembering Coffee High School of Florence, Al. | FacebookThat’s my grandmother in […]
My FreeCell Win Percentage is All I Have – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency The events of 2016 and ensuing chaos that seems to be 2017 have destroyed every illusion of control I thought I had over my life. So no, I do not think I’m placing too much weight on the value of my FreeCell win percentage, thank you very much. This site is “taking the edge off rant mode” by making readers pass a quiz before commenting » Nieman Journalism Lab Digital security is a controversial topic, and the conversation around security issues can become heated. But the conversation in the comments of the article was respectful and productive: Commenters shared links to books and other research, asked clarifying questions, and offered constructive feedback. The team at NRKbeta attributes the civil tenor of its comments to a feature it introduced last month. On some stories, potential commenters are now required to answer three basic multiple-choice questions about the article before they’re allowed to post a comment. (For instance, in the digital surveillance story: “What does DGF stand for?”) Exploring the world of digital detoxing | The Policy and Internet Blog The analogy between sugary, salty, or fatty foods and seductive technologies is drawn a lot — it was even made by danah boyd in 2009. Digital detoxing comes from a […]
Pinboard on Twitter: “This call for privacy regulation by the New York Times editorial board serves invasive tracking scripts from at least 15 outside domains. I have asked the NYT to disclose this fundamental conflict of interest on their Privacy Project Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late?—?and What to Do About ItTo succeed at reference-class forecasting, it’s best, to some degree, to ignore the project you’re currently planning, says Yael Grushka-Cockayne, who teaches project management and decision-making at the University of Virginia. “Don’t think about it too much… Look back at all the projects you’ve done that are similar to this new project X, and look historically at how well those projects performed in terms of their plan versus their actual,” Grushka-Cockayne explains. “See how accurate you were, and then use that shift or use that uplift to adjust your new project that you’re about to start. “ This data led Flyvbjerg to establish what he calls “the iron law of megaprojects: over budget, over time, under benefits, over and over again.” Security baseline (FINAL) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903 – Microsoft Security Guidance blogRecent scientific research calls into question the value of many long-standing password-security practices such as password expiration policies, and points instead to better alternatives such as enforcing banned-password lists (a great […]