Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-05-17
- 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 date
One approach to organizing an online coference.
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Opinion | In Stores, Secret Bluetooth Surveillance Tracks Your Every Move – The New York TimesBluetooth beacons, however, can track your location accurately from a range of inches to about 50 meters. They use little energy, and they work well indoors. That has made them popular among companies that want precise tracking inside a store. Mukbang – Wikipediaa live online audiovisual broadcast in which a host eats large amounts of foods while interacting with their audience Instructure is not “the New Blackboard” –All of this uncertainty would inevitably create some trepidation among the employees, even if the new management handles the situation beautifully. The fact is that when people are no longer sure what their job is or how they can be successful at it, which is inevitable in this kind of environment of change, they tend to keep their heads down until they figure it out. They may not challenge decisions that they think are on the wrong track. Meanwhile, some of the new senior management, crucially including the CEO, were new to education and wouldn’t know where the landmines are. And there are many, many landmines. It wouldn’t matter how smart the new people are. It wouldn’t matter how decent and kind they are. Since they wouldn’t know where the landmines are, and their people would be likely […]
Super Punch: Adversarial fashion“The patterns on the goods in this shop are designed to trigger Automated License Plate Readers, injecting junk data in to the systems” minmax() – CSS: Cascading Style Sheets | MDNThe minmax() CSS function defines a size range greater than or equal to min and less than or equal to max. It is used with CSS Grids. saw someone use it like so . . . minmax(55ch, 65ch) Pioupiou | Hide-and-seek Earth at a Cute Angle. Satellite imagery surrounds us?—?from… | by Robert Simmon | Nightingale | Jan, 2021 | MediumUnfortunately, the top-down view lacks the visual cues that convey a sense of depth and obscures the relationship between terrain and landslide. Oblique imagery, however, is more like our everyday perspective and gives an immediate sense of how topography contributed to the disaster.