Weekly Web Harvest for 2016-11-27

  • Figs | Datalegreya
  • My Lies, Translated – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

    “I’M GOOD EITHER WAY.”

    This is not true. I actually have very deep preferences about the course of action our group chooses to take this evening, but I’m keeping those preferences private because I fear conflict more than I desire happiness.

  • Welcome to Sin News: Journalism for Digital Millennials Who Want the Truth – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

    Don’t like it? Then go back to your lame news anchor and desk. We shoot all of our news footage on old iPhones, and we always get the notification that says we’re running out of storage.

  • SEMANTIC VIOLENCE WALL — Design And Violence

    This installation displays a selection of crowd-sourced words and phrases that conceal violence within euphemistic language, or whose literal violence is overlooked or forgotten in favour of their acquired meanings.

  • Gardner Police Department – Timeline

    The Gardner Police Department was contacted recently about concern over the possibility of a mountain lion being in the area of Celebration Park. In an effort to determine if there was a possibly dangerous animal in the area we deployed two trail cameras to check for activity in the area. We are glad to report that over the time they were up we did not see a mountain lion. We were however surprised by some of the images that the cameras did take.
    We have included a few of these images for your review. We now have another different concern. We are attempting to identify some of the wildlife and activity in these images.
    We would like to sincerely thank the persons responsible as it made our day when we pulled up what we expected to be hundreds of pictures of coyotes, foxes and raccoons. Thank you to the citizens who noticed the cameras. Your effort and sense of humor are greatly appreciated.

  • Sentence Length Colorization | CSS-Tricks
  • Education Outrage: The Education Platform I wrote for Mr. Trump

     High schools have failed. They are all about college prep but they shouldn’t be. It is not the role of the high school system to make admissions decisions easier for colleges. Now, colleges dictate the high school curriculum by “suggesting” that students take certain subjects before they apply. The colleges need to be encouraged to ask for examples of thinking ability, communication ability, and being able to get along with others. Then, the colleges themselves can teach whatever they think their new admits need to know. The system has been built by the elite colleges to make the admissions process easier for themselves.

    I would like Mr Trump to shut down the DOE as he promised and to replace it with Education DARPA. This would be a fund of money offered to people who want to create innovative curricula in any area at all, allowing people everywhere to learn what it interests them to learn.

  • Animated Map Path for Interactive Storytelling | Codrops
  • This $1,500 Toaster Oven Is Everything That’s Wrong With Silicon Valley Design | Co.Design | business + design

    Update: June audited my oven’s data and claims that the salmon finished 31 minutes into cooking—still 3x June’s original estimate—and I left it in longer by mistake. My iOS logs show I did receive a push notification at that time, but that doesn’t account for what the oven itself was conveying. For me, being in the kitchen during this time, it’s impossible to know if this was all my error, or the result of what the oven interface was conveying over that time. More on that below.

  • Shift Your Point of View to When America Was “Better” | FlowingData

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