Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-07-29
- Fostering focus for small screens – Dropbox Design – Medium
A nice before/after redesign post with a focus on mobile and simplicity.
- Hack The Box :: Penetration Testing Labs
interactive learning media
Ethan Mollick on Twitter: “Interesting paper on unexpected discrimination in online ads: women see less ads for STEM job openings because they click them (and other ads) more. That makes ads for women more expensive, so a gender-neutral ad bidding system NUKnightLab/sql-mysteries: Inspired by @veltman’s command-line mystery, use SQL to research clues and find out whodunit!There’s been a Murder in SQL City! The SQL Murder Mystery is designed to be both a self-directed lesson to learn SQL concepts and commands and a fun game for experienced SQL users to solve an intriguing crime. Hospital checklists are meant to save lives — so why do they often fail? : Nature News & CommentThis article hits on so many things that cause failures in so many initiatives. “They were 95% the same, but that 5% made it work for them,” he says. “Every one of these hospitals thought that theirs was the best.” Museum 2.0: Rowboats and Magic Feathers: Reflections on 13 Years of Museum 2.0 Animal Extinction: Caring for the Last of a Species – The AtlanticWhen animals die out, the last survivor is called an endling.
The Story Behind Alexis Pereira’s Viral Essay Twitter JokeAfter he and several other big accounts realize it’s a spoof, a new debate emerges about whether or not jokes about professors are okay. A college professor who thought it was funny debates a Marxist-Leninist writer in my replies about whether satire is permissible. ink – inkle’s narrative scripting languageIf you’re new to ink, why not download Inky, our ink editor that allows you to play and test your stories. Eliot Higgins on Twitter: “Because I’m a massive verification nerd who hates fun, here’s a little thread on geolocating these photos that people are claiming aren’t from Venice. https://t.co/qBreekKI7c” / Twitter ACLU Apps to Record Police Conduct | American Civil Liberties UnionMobile Justice Virginia is a smartphone app that will empower Virginians to record police and hold them accountable for their actions. Record, report, witness, and Know Your Rights – all on your phone! Shortcuts can now activate video recording on your iPhone during a traffic stopPetersen’s command “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over” will pause music if it’s playing, turn down the brightness, turn on “Do Not Disturb” and sends a message to a chosen contact. It then activates the video recording on the front camera. CORontine Corps – A Dance Community Project Coronavirus awareness icons
elizabeth ballou on Twitter: “NYU made a bizarre attempt at an MMO called “Grad Alley” that recreates parts of campus for graduating students. I cannot describe how bad it is. a random assemblage of textures. auto-generated usernames. nonsensical tools. e How we organized one of the largest virtual U.S. journalism events to dateOne approach to organizing an online coference. Datayo — Open Data. Open ConversationsDatayo is an open source platform to identify, track, understand and address emerging threats to humanity.