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Strip Google Span Tags When you Cut/Paste into the WordPress Editor

You may note that when you cut/paste from Google Docs into the WordPress editor you get a bunch of span tag and inline CSS garbage. It’s awful . . . so you could paste into the plain text editor . . . but you may also find that you want to keep a bunch of the other HTML in there like links and lists and stuff. via GIPHY Jonathan Nicol figured this out way back in 2015 and I keep having to re-Google it or remember which theme I had it in so I’m putting it here to help me find it more easily. You can see my slightly tweaked version below. All credit to Jonathan and thanks to him for documenting it publically.

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-01-10

VirtualSky Amara – Award-winning Subtitle Editor and Enterprise OfferingsAmara’s award-winning technology enables you to caption and subtitle any video for free. For larger subtitling projects the platform makes it easy to manage teams of translators. And you can always purchase high-quality captions or translations from our passionate team of professional linguists. Fan Is A Tool-Using Animal—dConstruct Conference TalkI’ve read this many times and apparently never bookmarked it. Olympedia – James Snook“. . . at The Ohio State Penitentiary” – at least they are consistent. Bumble removes political filter after use on Capitol rioters – Business InsiderThe dating app Bumble temporarily suspended its political filter in the US after multiple people tweeted about using it to find conservatives who took part in last week’s Capitol insurrection and turn them into law-enforcement authorities. Super Punch: Some sea shanties were elaborate diss tracks; Turning pop songs into sea shanties; Are you on Sea Shanty Tiktok or Driver’s License Tiktok?All kinds of good things. Archivists Are Mining Parler Metadata to Pinpoint Crimes at the CapitolOthers who have managed to get their hands on the Parler data have begun to make lists of videos and photos that have GPS coordinates on Capitol Hill, and have written scripts to pull those videos from the broader dump so people can analyze them. On an IRC chat channel, […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-01-03

Do You Compute? — Page 4Be a fun display pattern to play with for other time-related projects. h/t Alan Levine TabFSTabFS is a browser extension that mounts your browser tabs as a filesystem on your computer.

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-12-20

Feature Prioritizing: Ways To Reduce Subjectivity And Bias — Smashing MagazineSuch a manifestation of democracy works great when you involve experts — people who know the topic inside out or who, as Danish physicist Niels Bohr puts it, “have made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” When everyone on a team is an expert, then the distribution of votes will indicate the best ideas. But let’s be honest: Workshops often have a flavor of office politics. For example, a workshop might involve high-power stakeholders with low interest in what you are building, or you might have to invite non-essential specialists who lose motivation and affect the work of the whole team. That’s why it becomes so easy to end up with only two or three people in the room who can make informed decisions.

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-12-13

Antimemetics Division Hub – SCP FoundationBut anomalous antimemes are another matter entirely. How do you contain something you can’t record or remember? How do you fight a war against an enemy with effortless, perfect camouflage, when you can never even know that you’re at war? Welcome to the Antimemetics Division. No, this is not your first day. qntmyrrh on Twitter: “There is no such thing as an algorithm” / Twitter“There is only a person who made a bad decision hiding behind the machine they used to make it” “Our very complex spreadsheet clearly didn’t work” “The purpose of an algorithm is its bias” Labster | 100+ virtual labs for universities and high schoolsneed to look at this more One way to fight climate change: Make your own glaciers.He realized that he could help villages freeze water in winter for use in spring. Shading vast expanses of ice was impractical, but a tall mound would shade its own interior—and the steeper the sides, the better, because that reduces the area exposed to the sun. “High school math told me that a cone was the simple answer,”

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-12-06

liyu? on Twitter: “i’m pleased to introduce y’all to my newest obsession – – – accidental renaissance photos: a thread https://t.co/uBG2aDqTxw” / Twitter Tony Hsieh’s American Tragedy: The Self-Destructive Last Months Of The Zappos Visionary“Your body cannot take not sleeping. And the amount of N2O you are doing is not natural. You will not hack sleep and you will not outsmart nature.” CEO of year’s hottest IPO focuses on one ‘incredibly hard’ question“I put all the focus not so much on lattes and neck rubs, but on us succeeding as a team,” he told CNBC’s Jon Fortt in October. “Silicon Valley is very much a high-fiving, self-congratulatory culture. They love to just do a victory lap. We’re not into that,” he said. “People want to be patted on the back and feel good — I’m into not feeling good.” — some interesting comments at least

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-11-29

The Gig Economy Is White People Discovering Servants | by Indi Samarajiva | indica | MediumUber and Postmates and DoorDash and all of these ‘gig’ economy companies simply created a giant pool of servants that you could call on demand. That’s all they really do. The gig economy is just a giant collection of servants. Definitions | National Digital Inclusion AllianceThis includes 5 elements: 1) affordable, robust broadband internet service; 2) internet-enabled devices that meet the needs of the user; 3) access to digital literacy training; 4) quality technical support; and 5) applications and online content designed to enable and encourage self-sufficiency, participation and collaboration. Data-Driven DJ / HomepageData-Driven DJ is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds. How Does This Data Sound?. Make your data accessible, sound up. | by Luc Guillemot | Interactive ThingsWhen working with data, inclusivity is not necessarily about making charts accessible, but about making data itself accessible, which means that the step of going through a visualization first—hard to pass for a visual designer!—is maybe superfluous. Super Punch: Tips on how to acquire a bot to land exclusive sneakers Responsive CSS Grid – Books

Mulsite admin sites panel showing an extra column indicating the number of published posts and pages on the sites.

List Posts/Pages in WordPress Multisite Admin Sites View

This is a little something that’ll help you see activity across a multisite. It adds a column to the admin view that shows the posts/pages count for each site. I found this plugin that got me the foundation for adding the column and then was able to just use the switch_blog function to get me a count of published posts and pages. Do note that it doesn’t count drafts.1 This column in conjunction with the already existing last updated column should give you a good idea when a site has been abandoned or was never really started. We could get fancier down the road and do some sort of math to take the last updated date, published posts/pages counts, and any other stuff we want and build a score to rate the likelihood that the site is abandoned. 1 I feel like I have more drafts than posts on this site so maybe I need to reconsider that.

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-11-22

Google Photos — Bait Meet Switch – Thomas Hawk Digital ConnectionOnce burned shame on you. Twice, three times, four times, five times, six times burned, shame on me. I will never trust Google with another product again.