De-facto closed source: the case for understandable software: having the source code is not enough to guarantee understandability https://13brane.net/rants/de-facto-closed-source/
Is this AI? A flowchart to work it out https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612404/is-this-ai-we-drew-you-a-flowchart-to-work-it-out/
Google's autocomplete visualized like a graph https://anvaka.github.io/vs
Continuing with my "Seriously, Fsck X" theme... Seriously, Fsck #WordPress, and especially the plugins.
Why the actual fsck would a plugin need to save into the db what the domain of the website is, instead of taking it from WP_SITEURL or WP_HOME?
I mean, what is wrong with you, Frédéric Demarle, author of Polylang plugin? Can you reconsider your choice to become a WP plugin author?
Animating the Mercator projection to the true size of each country in relation to all the others
A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers and shouts "Five beers, please!" :D https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/49480/how-did-the-ancient-romans-count-with-their-fingers interesting discussion in History channel in stackexchange on how the ancient Romans count with their fingers
David Weinberger: "The strategy shouldn't be to anticipate which data will people need, it should be to make every piece of data available. The power of big data is that it contains everything. It doesn't anticipate and it doesn't narrow possibilities." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOY3Hd2JMdw
Millions of Americans use wearable devices to monitor their diet and fitness. Some insurance companies offer incentives to use them –– but privacy advocates caution customers not to share too much data.
El bueno, el malo, el enredado https://voragine.net/link/el-bueno-el-malo-el-enredado David Weinberger sobre la importancia del hipervínculo y la conversación en hilos para la generación de conocimiento
List of #ActivityPub projects in development (October update) Show more
Facebook -> Friendica (https://friendi.ca)
DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud
GrooveShark -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Feedly -> @read_as
500px -> @peerpx
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Interactive programming languages graph https://exploring-data.com/vis/programming-languages-influence-network/ by Ramiro Gómez
Only the penitent coder will pass http://www.commitstrip.com/en/2018/10/29/only-the-penitent-coder-will-pass/
Funkwhale. A modern, convivial and free music server
https://funkwhale.audio/ looks promising
Mastodon's 2 Year Anniversary: A retrospective
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