Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-04-09
- Searching for evidence of Trump’s personal giving – Washington Post
Nice mix of digital and non– also a glimpse into this reporter’s workflow
The U.S. Air Force learned to code—and saved the Pentagon millions“We don’t want to be anybody’s outsource app development organization forever,” says Keith Salisbury, the vice president responsible for Pivotal’s work with the federal government. “We want our clients to understand what we do and how we do it, and most importantly, why we do it. We don’t want to teach them to fish. We want to teach them to be fishing guides.” About—-like what we tried a few months back Itty bitty sites are contained entirely within their own link. (Including this one!) This means they’re… ?Portable – you don’t need a server to host them ?Private – nothing is sent to–or stored on–this server ?Easy to share as a link or QR code When Jean-Paul Sartre Had a Bad Mescaline Trip and Then Hallucinated, for Years, That He Was Being Followed by Crabs | Open Culture The crabs followed him “all the time,” he said, “I mean they followed me in the streets, into class.”
We All Know Photography is MagicAn extension of photography is magic. Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All | IDDblog: Instructional Design Tips, Advice, & Trends for Online & Distance Learning | Educational Technology and Online Course Design Help
TextWorld – Microsoft ResearchMicrosoft TextWorld is an open-source, extensible engine that both generates and simulates text games. You can use it to train reinforcement learning (RL) agents to learn skills such as language understanding and grounding, combined with sequential decision making. A dev trained robots to generate “garbage” slot machine games—and made $50K | Ars Technicathe future race to the bottom for online courses Matthew Kay on Twitter: “There is a multiverse of possible ways data in a paper could have been transformed, analysed, or reported. Instead of a stale old PDF, what if you could change these options to inspect that multiverse? 2/7… https://t.co/8elOxgDpReally excited to announce our (Pierre Dragicevic, Yvonne Jansen, @abhsarma, me, @zirtech) paper on Explorable Multiverse Analyses. We make multiverse analyses (a la Steegen, @StatModeling, et al) interactive through explorable explanations (a la @worrydream).