Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-08-29
- Reducing Carbon Emissions On The Web — Smashing Magazine
This piece will cover some of my experiences in doing this, as well as my current thoughts on optimizing websites for carbon emissions, and some practical examples of things you can do to improve your own pages.
ChronodeVFD: A Cyberpunk Wristwatch | johngineer The ChronodeVFD is a personal project I’ve been working on for a couple of months. It’s a wristwatch built around the IVL2-7/5 VFD display tube. I originally purchased a few of these tubes to build a standard desk clock, but after playing around with them, I realized I could probably build a wristwatch too. The tube has a number of features which make it more suited than most Soviet-surplus VFDs for this purpose. The NSA loved RSS in 2004 the NSA is spreading the gospel of RSS to the NSOC Operations Support Staff. She or he says: On the Internet, data sources as varied as Dilbert, ESPN Sports news, bankrate.com mortgage news, and Microsoft security updates are all available via RSS. At last count there were over one million RSS feeds available on the web, with more being added every hour. RSS has the potential to revolutionize the way we view the web, both at home and here at work. It’s easy to forget how exciting everything was in 2004. ‘Clean your desk’ : My Amazon interview experience My second round interview involved me being on line with a proctor (from ProctorU), whose job was to provide tech support and make sure I don’t cheat. As preamble, the proctor made me download some software, one […]
TextWorld – Microsoft ResearchMicrosoft TextWorld is an open-source, extensible engine that both generates and simulates text games. You can use it to train reinforcement learning (RL) agents to learn skills such as language understanding and grounding, combined with sequential decision making. A dev trained robots to generate “garbage” slot machine games—and made $50K | Ars Technicathe future race to the bottom for online courses Matthew Kay on Twitter: “There is a multiverse of possible ways data in a paper could have been transformed, analysed, or reported. Instead of a stale old PDF, what if you could change these options to inspect that multiverse? 2/7… https://t.co/8elOxgDpReally excited to announce our (Pierre Dragicevic, Yvonne Jansen, @abhsarma, me, @zirtech) paper on Explorable Multiverse Analyses. We make multiverse analyses (a la Steegen, @StatModeling, et al) interactive through explorable explanations (a la @worrydream).