Weekly Web Harvest for 2019-11-24
- Why you might be counting in the wrong language – BBC Future
For example, in French, 92 is quatre-vingt douze or “four twenties and twelve”. And in Danish, the word for 92 is tooghalvfems, where halvfems, meaning 90,is an abbreviation of the Old Norse word halvfemsindstyve, or “four and a half times twenty”.
— thinking the USA isn’t likely to change based on the whole decimal system thing . . .
Please TRU Write With Me, I’m All Shiny And New – CogDogBlogUntil now, the editor did not automatically embed media from sites like YouTube, vimeo, twitter, SoundCloud from a plain URL — the user had to trust it would happen. MathigonAn interactive math resource worth looking at. h/t Clint Lalonde Choose Simple Solutions Over Flexible Ones | Thinking SidewaysWhat my colleague failed to realize is that flexibility does not come for free: You pay for it with increased code complexity (and with pointless switch-statements). PerkeepPerkeep (née Camlistore) is a set of open source formats, protocols, and software for modeling, storing, searching, sharing and synchronizing data in the post-PC era. Data may be files or objects, tweets or 5TB videos, and you can access it via a phone, browser or FUSE filesystem. mholt/timeliner: All your digital life on a single timeline, stored locallyTimeliner is a personal data aggregation utility. It collects all your digital things from pretty much anywhere and stores them on your own computer, indexes them, and projects them onto a single, unified timeline. School Stumbles Upon Chalkboards From 1917 During Renovation, Perfectly Preserved Lessons Provide Rare Look Into Past. | The Literacy Site BlogPrincipal Sherry Kishore says she loves the discovery, and she’s been amazed to see how the school taught basically the same lessons back then as […]
Under-Engineered Responsive Tables | Adrian Roselli Back/forward cacheBack/forward cache (or bfcache) is a browser optimization that enables instant back and forward navigation. It significantly improves the browsing experience for users—especially those with slower networks or devices. A Game Designer’s Analysis Of QAnon | by Rabbit Rabbit | curiouserinstitute | Sep, 2020 | MediumQAnon grows on the wild misinterpretation of random data, presented in a suggestive fashion in a milieu designed to help the users come to the intended misunderstanding. Maybe “guided apophenia” is a better phrase. Guided because the puppet masters are directly involved in hinting about the desired conclusions. They have pre-seeded the conclusions. They are constantly getting the player lost by pointing out unrelated random events and creating a meaning for them that fits the propaganda message Q is delivering. “Affordances,” a science-fiction story by Cory Doctorow about algorithmic bias.A new science fiction story about how technical restrictions start with powerless people before coming for us all. Diva.js – A web-based document collection viewerDiva.js is a web-based document viewer optimized for high-resolution image collections.