Category: Tech

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Power Dynamics and Inclusion in Virtual Meetings

Aspiration’s Evelyn Arellano has a super timely piece for Covid-19 people working from home, it’s called “Power Dynamics and Inclusion in Virtual Meetings.” There’s also a PDF which may be a bit easier reading. Raise your hand if you have...

/ June 8, 2020

The EFF’s Panopticlick Shows How Your Browser Fingerprint Identifies You

I’ve been curiously questioning the uniqueness of browser fingerprints but the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s updated Panopticlick service shows you frighteningly how powerful they are. Each time you request a web page with your browser, a lot of information is shared...

/ November 5, 2019
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Portland Wild Featured in Willamette Week’s “Best of Portland”

PortlandWild, my google maps mash up of the city’s extensive network of beautiful murals, special “Heritage Trees” and Little Free Libraries made it into Willamette Week’s Best of Portland 2019 as a Best of Internet! Portland streets are filled with...

/ August 1, 2019
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My Two Favorite JSON Parsers

For quickly visualizing JSON content on the web, this French website http://json.parser.online.fr is excellent. But I’ve since begun to favor this Atom-based plugin, Pretty JSON, which works within Atom. (Atom has plugins for everything, probably even watching your dog and...

/ July 30, 2019

Teaching Robots to Walk

This is an excellent demonstration of artificial intelligence, robots made from tree branches learn to walk through use of deep learning reinforcement (DRL), via BoingBoing. Here’s the abstract from the research paper: We present a study in the creative design...

/ July 29, 2019
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Emma and Liam Most Popular Baby Names, Alexa Trails in 65th

Emma and Liam surpassed Alexa as the most popular baby names.

/ February 13, 2019
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Badass Builder Girl Simone Giertz Discusses Her Plans to Burn Brian the Brain Tumor

I’m not sure I knew of Badass Builder Girl Simone Giertz until this week, but BoingBoing shared a powerful video Tuesday and mentioned that her meningioma, Brian, decided to keep growing after her 2018 brain surgery last May. Most of...

/ February 1, 2019