Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-05-14

  • Judge rules emoji are proof of intent

    One piece of evidence used against the defendants was an emoji-filled text message they sent to Dahan, which mentioned the house and included the emoji chain “?.”

  • Animating the Virtual DOM by sdrasner

    some really slick stuff in this

  • Many pet rabbits will die in Second Life on Saturday | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    Virtual rabbits across Second Life [official site] will fall asleep on Saturday then never wake up, now that the their digital food supply has been shut down by a legal battle. The player-made and player-sold Ozimals brand of digirabbits are virtual pets that players breed and care for in the sandbox MMO, and even need to feed by buying DRM-protected virtual food. But they rely on servers. Waypoint reported earlier today that the seller of Ozimals and the Pufflings virtuabirds has received a legal threat he says he cannot afford to fight, so they’ve shut down. By Saturday, rabbits will run out of food and enter hibernation.

  • Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts | Environment | The Guardian

    It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.

  • WordPress Performance in Theme Development • Calvin Koepke

    I know, some of you are screaming at me already for using CSS Grid to create some basic columns.

    First off, relax. Web development is fun and so is CSS Grid. 😉

  • Shawn Brixey – Wikipedia

    In Brixey’s project Alchymeia, designed for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, the naturally occurring steroids from the blood and urine of Olympic athletes were used as doping agents to stimulate the growth of unusual snowflakes that would otherwise be impossible to find in nature.[8]

  • Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago – ProPublica

    This is “bad, very bad,” said Jeremiah Grossman, chief of Security Strategy for cybersecurity firm SentinelOne, when we described Mar-a-Lago’s systems. “I’d assume the data is already stolen and systems compromised.”

  • WP: Query $args

    From the greatly missed Mark Luetke- finally bookmarking this as I’ve returned to it so many times.

  • TaffyDB – The JavaScript Database