Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-03-22
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.
BBC – Future – Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard The numbers of the dead on Facebook are growing fast. By 2012, just eight years after the platform was launched, 30 million users with Facebook accounts had died. That number has only gone up since. Some estimates claim more than 8,000 users die each day. At some point in time, there will be more dead Facebook users than living ones. Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard. RetroFab: A Design Tool for Retrofitting Physical Interfaces using Actuators, Sensors and 3D Printing | Autodesk Research RetroFab, an end-to-end design and fabrication environment that allows non-experts to retrofit physical interfaces. SVG beyond mere shapes – OpenVis talk really nice work and in reveal js and on github Ocean Fleets Ltd. 1974/75 – Context is Half the Work The conflict adversely affected Levantis’ relationship with the rest of the crew. Reflecting on the whole experience, a representative of Ocean Fleets said that the presence of an artist was indeed well received, but had no lasting effect on the company, noting: “If we had wanted some kind of sociologist aboard, I’d have hired a sociologist.” Making work into an artform | Little AtomsArtist Placemennt Group In 1966, whilst working as a part-time lecturer at Central Saint Martins School of Art, he […]
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 […]