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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-04-19

CastleDB – The structured static databaseCastleDB allows efficient collaboration on data editing. It uses the JSON format with newlines to store its data, which in turn allows RCS such as GIT or SVN to diff/merge the data files. Unlike online spreadsheet editors, changes are made locally. This allows local experiments before either commiting or reverting. IanHubert – YouTubeWorth watching even if you don’t want to learn Blender. h/t John

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-04-12

Kanban Project Management Software – KanboardKanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software. ‘Harry Potter’ Wedding Story Is Fake: Meet the ‘Troll Handbook’ Author“My dad used to troll Saved by the Bell message boards in the 1990s, pretending to be some kind of corporate shill ‘Screech’ character reminding the kids to stay in school and not do drugs.” Just how does Kidz Bop censor songs?Kidz Bop songs exist in a weird parallel universe, one where Lizzo’s famous line “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch” turns into “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that kid.” Sure, you expect profanity to be censored, but some of the swaps are giggle-inducing gems and travesties. So, we wanted to see if we could find patterns in the black-barred words — R.I.P. to our Spotify account algorithms. (See the “bad word” methodology). Integrate your data, APIs, and cloud services in minutes – PipedreamThe integration platform built for developers Develop any workflow, based on any trigger. Workflows are code, which you can run for free. No server or cloud resources to manage. TIC-80 tiny computerTIC-80 is a fantasy computer for making, playing and sharing tiny games. There are built-in tools for development: code, sprites, maps, sound editors and the command line, which is enough […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-04-05

Elizabeth Archer on Twitter: “To whomever is chalking names and descriptions of trees on the pavements across Walthamstow. I love you. This made my heart sing today. https://t.co/6lmauYeQVD” / Twitter Education Outrage: Please don’t ruin online learning because teachers don’t know how to do itWhen we go back to thinking about online education, please don’t try to replicate the classroom. Try to replicate real life. We Make Our Own Luck Here – Ciara Redmond Art By exploring and modifying the genetics of a plant to create a ‘lucky’ specimen we can play with the ideas of fate and destiny, whether they be genetic or supernatural. How People Read Online: New and Old FindingsWe’ve been saying this since 1997: People rarely read online — they’re far more likely to scan than read word for word. That’s one fundamental truth of online information-seeking behavior that hasn’t changed in 23 years and which has substantial implications for how we create digital content.

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-03-29

Leonardo What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper ShortageGeorgia-Pacific, a leading toilet paper manufacturer based in Atlanta, estimates that the average household will use 40% more toilet paper than usual if all of its members are staying home around the clock. That’s a huge leap in demand for a product whose supply chain is predicated on the assumption that demand is essentially constant. It’s one that won’t fully subside even when people stop hoarding or panic-buying. SOUR ‘????? (Hibi no neiro)’ – YouTubeI always end up looking for this video and it takes me a while to find it. Now you’ve seen it to.