Weekly Web Harvest for 2022-10-23

Matt Damon’s “Fortune Favors the Brave!” Crypto Ad Turns OneIf this happens, this “Fortune favors the brave” ad will go down in history as a particularly vivid example of how money as a concept mesmerizes the human mind and overwhelms our ability to think rationality. How could it be otherwise? Money is both totally imaginary […]

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WordPress CSV import to custom post type and taxonomies

Ever since Google Sheets killed the native JSON feeds, a number of projects of mine have broken and been left adrift. One of those projects was my activities list for conferences and various things like that. On Tuesday, we were asked to revisit our work profiles. One of the requested items was “Relevant publications, presentations, […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2022-10-16

Dashboard Design Patterns Jason Scott on Twitter: “https://t.co/OgxaCTVSC9” / Twitter Paolo Pedercini on Twitter: “Meta announced Microsoft Excel for VR and I’m actually delighted because I’ve been collecting images of immersive spreadsheets for almost 10 years https://t.co/Nz81K5uOhR” / Twitter Jazz FM Romania | Listen live worth looking at Michael Thomas on Twitter: “You know all […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2022-10-09

Legs are coming to the Metaverse and everyone is…underwhelmed | Mashable “Everyone has been waiting for this,” said Zuckerberg’s elevated avatar at yesterday’s Meta Connect developer event. “But seriously, legs are hard, which is why other virtual reality systems don’t have them either”. Warren Craddock on Twitter: “I’ve worked on a number of high-profile failures: […]

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What makes technology academic?

In my current position at Middlebury, I’m more involved in software purchasing and worrying about how things play out across the institution than I have been in a number of years. Back in my HCPS days, I did a lot of this. At VCU, not so much. Turns out things haven’t changed a ton. Naturally, […]

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Auto-creating a Reveal JS slideshow from a folder of images

Late yesterday, I thought I was going to have to make an image slideshow for one of the kid’s sports. I didn’t want to make it in PPT or Keynote, but I also didn’t want to spend any significant time making it.1 Luckily, I’d previously looked into getting file names from directories with PHP (scandir) […]

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Surveillance Observatory Bookmarklet

This is a fun mix of Gravity Forms and a bit of javascript. We’ve got the Surveillance Observatory here and some ways to contribute stories. Participation there is sub-optimal. Lots of reasons for that and a chunk that I can’t solve but I can make submitting coverage easier. I wanted it to feel more like […]

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Blur WordPress User Information Plugin

After seeing Taylor go to the trouble of making a WordPress plugin and then getting annoyed with turning off/on my own Stylebot version, I made a slightly more sophisticated plugin. The video above shows how it works. It’s available on GitHub. It does illustrate a few things people may want to know about regarding WordPress […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2022-09-25

Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA) integrates information from across the federal government to help people consider their local exposure to climate-related hazards. People working in community organizations or for local, Tribal, state, or Federal governments can use the site to help them develop equitable climate resilience plans […]

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