Weekly Web Harvest for 2019-12-22
This library supports more than 100 languages, automatic text orientation and script detection, a simple interface for reading paragraph, word, and character bounding boxes. Tesseract.js can run either in a browser and on a server with NodeJS.
- These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books – Atlas Obscura
- This Is How To Change Someone’s Mind: 6 Secrets From Research – Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Since I’ve been falling off on my weekly photo posts, I figure I’ll start a weekly work series. While that doesn’t seem to make sense . . . it does. I am really bad about keeping track of the good things, the progress, the little bits that add up. I am very good at looking at large, looming disasters. I’m hoping that documenting progress will help convince me that I am making progress, that I am doing small things to help people do a bit more. VCU Qatar – Online Art History/Museology Courses This is part of three online courses being created to help teach art history and two other arts/museology related courses for VCU Qatar. My role in this is more of a consultant (web design is being done externally by CHIPS NYCWho do seem pretty awesome. Their work is really nice and I love thinking about this move from a FileMaker Pro/AppleScript solution into WordPress.) but I’ve built a few things to help get us past (or into) some sticking points. I used one of the HTML5up templates to make this super quick example. I’m not thrilled to have a white guy doing the video but it was the highest production value I found after a quick search (that might be shaped by having to use English). The […]
Dynamicland Every scrap of paper has the capabilities of a full computer, while remaining a fully-functional scrap of paper. –this is augmented reality Education Outrage: In 1995 I posted the Student’s Bill of Rights. What has changed? 3. No student should be required to memorize anything that is likely to be will be forgotten in six months. Plain Sailing – Futility Closet By the time they matured, in the 19th century, they were no longer necessary. Historian Fernand Braudel wrote, “Colbert had thought of everything except the steamship.” — wonder how much planning ends up this way Complex Knitting and Critical Instructional Design: A Problem-Solving Mindset – OFFICE OF DIGITAL LEARNING We define critical instructional design as the intentional designing of digital learning spaces that reflect a sense of awareness, hope, and possibility; that encourage learning agency; that allow students to own the process of their discoveries; and that likewise allow the creators of those spaces to undergo their own learning and discovery processes. As such, critical instructional design work asks for our perseverance as designers and learners, because the answers are often not at the surface but require some digging.
?³ #wcus on Twitter: “TinyMCE was never tying to be a layout tool, like MicroSoft Word does not try to be PowerPoint. The Block-Based editor is trying to be both a typing tool and a layout tool. Today, I think it fails at providing a fluid interface to TinyMCE was never tying to be a layout tool, like MicroSoft Word does not try to be PowerPoint. The Block-Based editor is trying to be both a typing tool and a layout tool. Today, I think it fails at providing a fluid interface to make either task feel enjoyable. The “Yellow Jackets” Riots In France Are What Happens When Facebook Gets Involved With Local NewsThe same month that Nogueira set up his first group, Mark Zuckerberg announced two algorithm changes to Facebook’s News Feed that would “prioritize news that is trustworthy, informative, and local.” The updates were meant to combat sensationalism, misinformation, and political polarization by emphasizing local networks over publisher pages. One change upranks news from local publishers only. Another change made the same month prioritizes posts from friends and family, hoping to inspire back-and-forth discussion in the comments of posts. CoyoteVestAre you concerned for the safety of your small dog? It’s a dangerous world where coyotes, aggressive dogs, and even birds of prey can injure or kill your small dog […]