Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-10-25
- Minimal 75mb web development virtual server for vagrant – Tom Butler
A new local development environment I’m trying. It’s https out of the box and is nice and quick.
snarfed/granary: ? The social web translator.The social web translator. Fetches and converts data between social networks, HTML and JSON with microformats2, ActivityStreams, Atom, JSON Feed, and more. Paul Ford on Twitter: “Oh my god enough about generations it’s just astrology for opinion columnists.” / Twitter How to Build a Low-tech Website? | LOW?TECH MAGAZINEPage size has decreased more than sixfold, number of requests has decreased fivefold, and download speed has increased tenfold. Note that we did not design the website for speed, but for low energy use. ….. In contrast, this website runs on an off-the-grid solar power system with its own energy storage, and will go off-line during longer periods of cloudy weather. Less than 100% reliability is essential for the sustainability of an off-the-grid solar system, because above a certain threshold the fossil fuel energy used for producing and replacing the batteries is higher than the fossil fuel energy saved by the solar panels. ….. When is the best time to visit? The accessibility of this website depends on the weather in Barcelona, Spain, where the solar-powered web server is located. To help visitors “plan” their visits to Low-tech Magazine, we provide them with several clues. Low-tech Lab List: My Maximalist Lifehacks – McSweeney’s Internet TendencyI always say “yes” — even when no one is asking a question, or speaking, […]
War and Peace – Our World in DataIt would be wrong to believe that the past was peaceful. One reason why some people might have this impression is that many of the past conflicts feature less prominently in our memories, they are simply forgotten. An overview of all the conflicts for which we have an estimate of the number of fatalities is shown in the visualization below. palewire/nrol-39-logo: A vector PDF of the official mission logo of NROL-39 Oregon Zoo on Twitter: “Ball python https://t.co/Z4yD4f0avG” / Twitter How can we develop transformative tools for thought?In fact, there are many ways of redesigning the essay medium to do that. Before showing you our prototype, please pause for a moment and consider the following questions: how could you build a medium to better support a person’s memory of what they read? What interactions could easily and enjoyably help people consolidate memories? And, more broadly: is it possible to 2x what people remember? 10x? And would that make any long-term difference to their effectiveness?