Weekly Web Harvest for 2022-11-06

  • NetNewsWire – On Following Twitter Feeds with NetNewsWire
    In NetNewsWire 6 we added the ability to follow Twitter in NetNewsWire. It’s an RSS reader, not a full-blown Twitter client, but it does allow you to follow timelines, mentions, and searches.

  • Bike: Innovative Rich Text Editing
    Watching the video and thinking about the small details of tools.

    Also Hog Bay is still around! We used their notebook in Henrico on the basic laptop image so many years ago.

  • Former CEOs of MoviePass and Parent Company Charged in Securities Fraud Scheme | OPA | Department of Justice
    In addition, Farnsworth and Lowe allegedly made false claims that HMNY possessed and used technologies – like “big data” and “artificial intelligence” platforms – to generate revenue by analyzing and monetizing the data MoviePass collected from subscribers. However, the indictment alleges that Farnsworth and Lowe knew HMNY did not possess these technologies or capabilities to monetize MoviePass’s subscriber data or incorporate these technologies into the MoviePass application.

  • Twitter lawyer warns that Elon Musk is putting company at risk of billions in FTC fines – The Verge
    Musk’s new legal department is now asking engineers to “self-certify” compliance with FTC rules and other privacy laws, according to the lawyer’s note and another employee familiar with the matter, who requested anonymity to speak without the company’s permission.

  • Marcel Steeman on Twitter: “Please don’t ruin twitter @elonmusk @joeltelling https://t.co/ofeMWMeIav” / Twitter
    This was the type of thing I loved about ds106 back in the day.
  • Law firm’s new work-life balance: turn off your camera for night-time calls | Financial Times
    From next week, lawyers will not be required to check emails between 10pm and 8am “unless you are working on a matter/s where you consider that to be necessary”. Even then, “for this to work, you need to be reachable by phone”, the code states.
  • Microsoft sued for open-source piracy through GitHub Copilot
    While Copilot can speed up the process of writing code and ease software development, its use of public open-source code has caused experts to worry that it violates licensing attributions and limitations.

    Open-source licenses, like the GPL, Apache, and MIT licenses, require attribution of the author’s name and defining particular copyrights.

    However, Copilot is removing this component, and even when the snippets are longer than 150 characters and taken directly from the training set, no attribution is given.

    Some programmers have gone as far as to call this open-source laundering, and the legal implications of this approach were demonstrated after the launch of the AI tool.

  • Visions of the Future
  • StretchText – Wikipedia
    StretchText is a hypertext feature that has not gained mass adoption in systems like the World Wide Web, but gives more control to the reader in determining what level of detail to read at. Authors write content to several levels of detail in a work.

    StretchText is similar to outlining, however instead of drilling down lists to greater detail, the current node is replaced with a newer node. This ‘stretching’ to increase the amount of writing, or contracting to decrease it gives the feature its name. This is analogous to zooming in to get more detail.

    Ted Nelson coined the term c.?1967.[1]

    Conceptually, StretchText is similar to existing hypertexts system where a link provides a more descriptive or exhaustive explanation of something, but there is a key difference between a link and a piece of StretchText. A link completely replaces the current piece of hypertext with the destination, whereas StretchText expands or contracts the content in place. Thus, the existing hypertext serves as context.

  • The Stanley Parable – Wikipedia
    In the game, the player guides a silent protagonist named Stanley alongside narration by British actor Kevan Brighting. As the story progresses, the player is confronted with diverging pathways. The player may contradict the narrator’s directions, which if disobeyed will then be incorporated into the story. Depending on the choices made, the player will encounter different endings before the game resets to the beginning.

  • DRY switch hover card [ Speedy CSS Tips! ??]
    a whole lot of css packed into one card
  • Welcome to hell, Elon – The Verge
    Is Twitter closer to higher edu than I’d like? There’s a long post in there, but it’d be too depressing to write.
  • Admin and Site Enhancements – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org