Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-12-05

  • Remove Custom Taxonomy Metabox from Custom Post Type Screen – WordPress Development Stack Exchange
    register_taxonomy( ‘your_custom_taxonomy’, array( ‘your_custom_post_type’ ), $args );
    $args = array(
    ‘show_ui’ => true,
    ‘show_in_quick_edit’ => false,
    ‘meta_box_cb’ => false,
  • jasonsnell/gcal-to-slack: Takes upcoming items from a Google Calendar and posts them to Slack.
    Might be a model for something down the line. Although seems Google Script might be easier.
  • Eli.wtf
    Nice breakdown and just a generally interesting site to consider.
  • JASP – A Fresh Way to Do Statistics
    Frequentist analyses
    Bayesian analyses
    Dynamic update of all results
    Spreadsheet layout and an intuitive drag-and-drop interface
    Progressive disclosure for increased understanding
    Annotated output for communicating your results
    Integrated with The Open Science Framework (OSF)
    Support for APA format (copy graphs and tables directly into Word)
  • Ambivalence, part 2: On the uneasy relationship between digital art and the environment – We Make Money Not Art
    In 2015, during the COP21, Olga Kisseleva installed a gigantic QR code made of wood on the Banks of the river Seine in Paris. When passersby opened the QR code with their phone and started moving around, an Augmented Reality tool superimposed data about climate change and the environment onto the panoramic view of Paris. The project integrated the impacts of climate perturbations directly into the daily experience of the city and helped people visualise phenomena that they otherwise wouldn’t see. Urban DataScape also offered a non-commercial and socially-engaged reappropriation of the QR-code.
  • Tickle Me Kaczynski: How the Inventor of the Ultimate Elmo Toy Became a Unabomber Suspect
    I started in the toy industry in 1980. I have a background in nuclear physics and spent time working at the defense contractor McDonnell Douglas creating talking computer chips for airplanes. After the success of the Speak & Spell from Texas Instruments, Milton Bradley was looking for people who could build talking computer chips, and they tracked me down. I went on to work for them, and later, for Sega, Fisher-Price and Mattel. 

    In 1994, I was involved with the founding of LeapFrog. At this time, I had some wacky friends who would make prank calls and things like that, which my wife didn’t always appreciate because she was home taking care of three kids. But she gets a call one day in the fall of 1995 from someone saying, “This is the FBI, we’re looking for Mark.” She, of course, thinks it’s one of my friends, so she hangs up. They called right back, and she hung up again. This went on for like 10 calls until she finally heard them out. She then called me on my car phone and told me, “What have you done now? The FBI wants to talk to you.”