Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-06-21
- Explore ‘The Last Supper’ — Google Arts & Culture
- Open Ocean Exploration on Twitter: “The first account of a scientist getting slapped by a jellyfish-wielding octopus occurred in the prestigious journal Science in 1963 when a young blanket octopus used a man-o-war to sting the author, resulting in the pa
- Seamus Hughes on Twitter: “They…they tagged him on twitter. That’s some next level move.” / Twitter
OrcasoundCentered within the summertime habitat of the endangered southern resident killer whales, Orcasound Lab is also a good place to listen for ships passing through Haro Strait and boats traveling along the west side of San Juan Island. In the fall you can hear humpbacks, and in the summer male harbor seals vocalize nearby. Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online programWeird to see these complaints from a variety of angles and in light of early “innovation zone” work done in NYC . . . (also same old, same old in terms of bad wifi etc.) “It’s annoying to just sit there staring at one screen for so long,” said freshman Mitchel Storman, 14, who spends close to five hours a day on Summit classes in algebra, biology, English, world history, and physics. “You have to teach yourself.” Summit stresses “personalized learning” and “self-direction.” Students work at their own pace. Teachers “facilitate.” Each kid is supposed to get 10 to 15 minutes of one-on-one “mentoring” each week.
At VidCon, Influencers, Fans, And Brands Seemed Ready To Leave YouTube BehindAt one point, the party converged around an Instagram-famous Pomeranian wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses. The dog’s owner was trying to yell out the dog’s Instagram handle over the sound of guests singing Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” on a karaoke machine on the other side of the room. TheyDrawIt!: An Authoring Tool for Belief-Driven VisualizationThis is really solid. Need to look at the privacy stuff but an awesome thing to exist. EarthRoamer – The Global Leader in Luxury Expedition VehiclesSince 1998, EarthRoamer has been redefining luxury camping and overland travel with our solar/diesel hybrid, four-wheel drive Xpedition Vehicles (XVs). Old WeatherHelp scientists transcribe Arctic and worldwide weather observations recorded in ship’s logs since the mid-19th century. You Can Apply to Hunt Pythons With Shotguns in FloridaThere are currently 40 paid snake hunters who hunt pythons in the Everglades. Remarkably, they earn anywhere from $8.25-$15 an hour, plus an additional $50 for each python. They also get $25 for every foot of length beyond four feet, as well as a $200 bonus for each nest. This new shotgun initiative will bump the number of hunters to 120. The Navy’s USS Gabrielle Giffords and the Future of Work – The Atlantic Unbeknownst to the participants, the scoring rules changed partway […]
Wildcard: Spreadsheet-Driven Customization of Web ApplicationsIn this paper, we present spreadsheet-driven customization, a technique that enables end users to customize software without doing any traditional programming. The idea is to augment an application’s UI with a spreadsheet that is synchronized with the application’s data. When the user manipulates the spreadsheet, the underlying data is modified and the changes are propagated to the UI, and vice versa. Concordia University’s online vision hid grim reality – oregonlive.comIn a draft version of Ries’ speech to trustees, he spelled out the “pronounced challenges” of Concordia’s 20-year deal with HotChalk, a California firm the school had paid hundreds of millions of dollars to jumpstart its online programs. The financial success of the deal depended on “overly aggressive enrollment targets,” Ries planned to say. Declining enrollment devastated the university’s finances. Home of “Louie” & “Gyp” (LOC) | Bain News Service,, publishe… | Flickrthanks to @cogdog I got another beautiful flickr comments example How a Web Design Company Crowdfunded Millions and Completely Disappeared – VICE“The problem space we tackled, we had the kind of hopeful naivety that would actually give us the balls to do it, but it’s much more difficult than any of us realized,” Toucchi told Motherboard. “I can imagine there’s a few people who are pissed off.” Toucchi went on to portray those his […]