Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)
Google Sends Reporter a GIF Instead of a ‘No Comment’ | WIRED “This adorable animated GIF is apparently the official answer Google sent to a Daily Dot reporter in response to his seeming scoop on a new YouTube livestreaming plan. “ tags: gif comment wired news change culture weekly The Architecture of a Data Visualization — Accurat studio — Medium “he clarity does not need to come all at once, however; we also like the idea of providing several and consequent layers of exploration on the multiple dataset we analyze. We call it a “non-linear storytelling” where people can get lost in singular elements, minor tales, and last-mile textual elements within the greater visualization.” tags: weekly data storytelling learning visualization data visualization xkcd: xkcloud xkcd continues to be amazing tags: comic interactive xkcd cyoa weekly How Companies and Services Like Facebook Are Shaped by the Programming Languages They Use | MIT Technology Review “Programming languages shape the way their users think—which helps explain how tech startups work and why they are able to reinvent themselves. “ tags: programming languages tools thinking language weekly Great advice from Marshall McLuhan: “Read only the right-hand page of serious books” – Boing Boing ““If it’s a frivolous, relaxing book, I read every word. But serious books I read on the right-hand side only because […]
Creative Form & Input Field Design Examples — Medium tags: webdev weekly design webdesign forms form Roy Conway Thrasher, Rocket Scientist | Thrasher Family Association One of my neighbors in Huntsville. “During the height of the Cold War, Roy was required to call in and give a code at predetermined times. It is my understanding that Roy’s work and identity were so secret that a conference with him involved three adjoining secure hotel rooms: one for Roy, one for the party wishing to communicate with him, and, in between, one for a coordinating committee. Before any exchange of information, a ”need to know” and proper clearance had to be established. His supervisor told me that during this time even he couldn’t fully discuss Roy’s work. Why? Roy knew more about the trajectory of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles than anyone in the free world. Roy could tell within seconds of a missile launch where it was going to hit! His formulation of algorithms to describe the actions of these weapons laid the foundation for the missile defense system – a major factor in the fall of the Soviet Union. Roy worked alone. When offered staff he refused with the answer, “I’m a researcher, not an administrator.”” tags: rocket scientist alabama huntsville weekly McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Nobel Prize Winner Peter Higgs Regrets […]
Flickr Commons – Going Strong! | Library of Congress Blog “Most weeks, we post old news photographs that have incomplete and even erroneous titles. The steady addition of informative comments remains much appreciated, and we have folded almost 9,000 updated photo captions back into our own online catalog. The rapid deciphering of “Mystery Photos” that had no title at all is also very impressive!” tags: commons flickr congress weekly collaboration Deal from strength or get crushed every time | MetaFilter “Deal from strength or get crushed every time” the Trump song tags: america trump strange song weekly tweet Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.