Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-05-02
- OERxDomains21 Guide
conference guide – A thing worth checking out for many reasons. Hat’s of to Michael Branson Smith for the js work.
- What is journalism? Chapter Five: Why Bother?
Interesting topic and display.
- The Isolator: A 1925 Helmet Designed to Eliminate Distractions & Increase Productivity (Created by SciFi Pioneer Hugo Gernsback) | Open Culture
Something to use in the next productivity conversation.
daviddao/awful-ai: ?Awful AI is a curated list to track current scary usages of AI – hoping to raise awarenessAwful AI is a curated list to track current scary usages of AI – hoping to raise awareness to its misuses in society Wireheading: when machine learning systems jolt their reward centers by cheating / Boing Boing these systems (AI) achieve their notional goals while subverting their own purpose, with names like “model stealing, rewarding hacking and poisoning attacks.” — so just like what happens with people and data . . . 10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Get your MLS (Master of Lighthouse Science) – McSweeney’s Internet TendencyToo many waves? Want to tone down that Nor’easter? Ghost pirates stepped out of the fog again and created hazardous working conditions? Hah. Good luck getting the ocean to respond to that email. –and the last one re online edu . . . Can I realistically avoid services that are part of my education? : privacyh/t Doug Levin on Twitter The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the DecadeSteve Jobs wouldn’t let his kids have iPads. Bill Gates wouldn’t let his kids have cellphones. Again and again, the media told stories — wildly popular stories, apparently — about how technology industry executives refuse to allow their own children to use the very products they were […]
Logging Activity With The Web Beacon API — Smashing MagazineThe Beacon API is used for sending small amounts of data to a server without waiting for a response. That last part is critical and is the key to why Beacon is so useful — our code never even gets to see a response, even if the server sends one. Beacons are specifically for sending data and then forgetting about it. We don’t expect a response and we don’t get a response. Did you know that style and script tags can be set to display: block? | CSS-TricksThe other night, Amit Patel mentioned that you can set script tags in HTML to display: block with CSS and then edit that code inline with the contentEditable attribute. This means that you can then see it all update live in the browser as you type. Shortly after, Marius Gundersen replied that you can do this with the style tag as well. A pre-history of weeknotes, plus why I write them and perhaps why you should too (Week 16)Writing: I know from experience that naming and recording these wobbly feelings is valuable because, at some point in the not-too-distant, you come back to your own work and say, “holy shit, that’s amazing, how was I capable of that,” and then you read the historic […]