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cooperhewitt/go-ucd · GitHub
still not hardly enough to make up for the gloom / but now you can lookup unicode character data name in go...
cooperhewitt  golang  unicode  from twitter
18 hours ago
Visualizing My Location History with Python, Shapely, and Basemap - Beneath Data
「on how to analyze your location history data and produce some cool maps to visualize how you spend your time. Of course, there are 1,000,001 more ways to utilize location history, but hopefully this post gives you the tools to pursue those other ideas. 」
visualization  geo  python  via:karlcow 
19 hours ago
Shinseungback Kimyonghun: Aposematic Jacket
'Aposematic Jacket' is a wearable camera for self-defense. The lenses on the jacket give off the warning signal, “I can record you”, to prevent possible attack. When the wearer pushes a button under threat, the jacket records the scene in 360 degrees and sends the images to the Web.
camera  fashion  surveillance 
19 hours ago
cooperhewitt/plumbing-ucd-server · GitHub
hardly enough to make up for the gloom / but if you've ever wanted to look up the name for a unicode character...
cooperhewitt  python  flask  unicode  from twitter
yesterday
Satellite Delight
what if I made a bot, that mails me postcards of each post from
from twitter_favs
3 days ago
(500) https://straup.github.io/clocks-www
there are many clocks but is mine / or is ’s still the only geocoder that returns timezone information ?
from twitter
5 days ago
Watch paper evolve with Moleskine and Adobe<sup>TM</sup> - Moleskine ®
"Draw on any page in the notebook and capture your image using the companion app powered by the Adobe Creative SDK. The special page markings help to optimize and process the image as a jpg file before converting it into an svg file."
papernet  walkingpapers  svg  adobe  moleskin 
5 days ago
cooperhewitt/tms-tools · GitHub
“We’re all in the TMS soup together”. Hey, - got any better solutions..?
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7 days ago
On Forgetting | inkdroid
As any archivist will tell you, forgetting is an essential and unavoidable part of the archive. Forgetting is the why of an archive. Negotiating what is to be remembered and by whom is the principal concern of the archive. Ironically it seems it’s the people who deserve it the least, those in positions of power, who are often most able to exercise their right to be forgotten. Maybe putting a value lever back in the hands of the people isn’t such a bad thing. If I were Twitter I’d highlight this in the API documentation. I think we are still learning how the contours of the Web fit into the archive. I know I am.
inkdroid  archive 
7 days ago
Friday Late - Victoria and Albert Museum
The inventor of Comic Sans is speaking at the V&A on the 28th - Comic Fucking Sans!!
amazing  from twitter_favs
8 days ago
Opinion: Smile! You may be on camera
It is important to try to understand more fully the ways our lives are now intertwined with cameras. The key questions are no longer about means: We are all subject to being recorded, and most of us possess the ability to record. Instead, they are about motive: Who’s watching, and for what purposes? Unlike even a decade ago, when tensions flare today a camera is as likely to be used as a defense mechanism as it is a tool in the abuse of power. I remember well the woman who, several years ago, used her cell phone to photograph a flasher on the subway, leading to his arrest and his picture on the cover of a tabloid newspaper.
motive 
8 days ago
Python Patterns - Server-Sent Events - Tao of Mac
「Which is why I much prefer Server-Sent Events — it works fabulously for sending continuous updates to most browsers, and with the right polyfill it will fall back to polling even on extreme conditions like the server (or network) going away and returning.」
serversentevent  python  event  via:karlcow 
10 days ago
Internet Archive Search: subject:"space claw"
in advance of a proper blog post I have posted all the “space claw for mayor” drawings to the internet /
from twitter
10 days ago
Kelly: Sid the Kid saved hockey, and he’s as inscrutable as ever - The Globe and Mail
He was only 17. But he was already the achingly well-mannered, sharp-but-never-clever, old-timey-values pitchman he remains. Crosby is from Nova Scotia, but he was born inside one of those Canadian Heritage Moment ads.

You’d think it was all a bit perfect, if he hadn’t gone this long without ever once screwing it up. He really is this guy – this inscrutable, but unfailingly pleasant, cipher.

When a national newspaper chain got it badly wrong a few weeks ago and published a story claiming Crosby had been charged with a DUI, it didn’t start the usual online schadenfreude. What just about everyone said was, ‘Well, that must be wrong.’ And it was.

It’s hard to think of another athlete in any sport who would get that same benefit of the doubt. People know two things about Crosby – that he’s good at hockey and that he’s just plain good. It’s an article of Canadian faith.

Beyond the dinged-up clothes-dryer mythology, that’s all we really know. The hockey world is so taken with the idea of Crosby, no one wants to ruin it by asking too many questions.

Right now, he’s the best player in the NHL – not just in sum, but also on form. Leafs coach Randy Carlyle referred to him several times during his pregame talk, but never said his name. He’s Voldemort with a shy smile.
canadia  hockey  cultofpersonality 
10 days ago
Emacs Autotetris Mode « null program
did you think I was joking when I said the future of software preservation is teaching games to play themselves /
archive  emacs  tetris  from twitter
12 days ago
Apply for jobs at the V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
RT : Come join the contemporary team . We're looking for an ace digital curator. Fun to be had.
from twitter
15 days ago
draft-ietf-appsawg-http-problem-00 - Problem Details for HTTP APIs
Anything to push against the Cult of Roy but "problem+json" really...
api  http  network 
17 days ago
The Idea of the Museduino — Medium
RT : Museduino: a shield with connected breakout boards for exhibit developers & designers (my new project)
from twitter
18 days ago
(500) http://cprhw.tt/o/4949R
Memmmmmorieeees… RT : Software And Source Code, "Planetary", 2011
from twitter_favs
18 days ago
The API at the center of the museum | Cooper Hewitt Labs
RT : Everyone is going on about APIs in museums so I cobbled together: "The API at the center of the museum"
musetech  from twitter
19 days ago
The Nor » All Cameras Are Police Cameras
Suspicion is a global variable. Once triggered it bubbles upward through the entire system. Walking down Park Lane, I was accosted by a man in a suit who demanded to know what I was doing. He took out his mobile phone, pointed it at my face, told me he was going to “circulate my description”.

Shortly afterwards, a colleague of his physically restrained me and called the police. Both men worked at the Grosvenor House Hotel, whose cameras were among those which had been trained on me as I walked, and so are included in my documentation.

When they arrived, the police officers explained that carrying a camera in the vicinity of Central London was grounds for suspicion. I might be a terrorist who posed a threat to the good citizens of London – my own city. Equally I might be casing the joint for some future crime, studying its defences in order to circumvent them.

Carrying a camera thus justified the suspicion of the security guards who stopped me and performed a citizen’s arrest, detaining me until the arrival of the police. This suspicion in turn justified the actions of the police, who threatened me with arrest if I did not identify myself and explain my actions. For carrying a camera, I was told, I could be taken to the station and charged with “Going Equipped”, a provision of the 1968 Theft Act which determines the imprisonment for up to three years of anyone carrying equipment which may be used to commit a burglary.

Of course, the threats of the policemen were utterly baseless. Of course the use of cameras in public, as dictated in numerous statements by the Metropolitan Police themselves, is not, and should not be construed as, a crime. But, as anyone who has ever encountered the police in an analogous situation knows, the law comes a distant second to the exercise of power itself.
motive  stml  london  roboteyes 
19 days ago
How Goroutines Work
Goroutines are different though. They are initialised and scheduled by the Go runtime, and not visible to the OS at all. All the goroutines that are currently alive are multiplexed onto the few threads allocated by the OS to the program.
golang 
22 days ago
secret-notes
Examples for my talk "Keeping secrets with JavaScript - An Introduction to the WebCrypto API"

http://timtaubert.de/blog/2014/09/keeping-secrets-with-javascript/
javascript  security 
22 days ago
unix-history-repo
"The project has achieved its first major goal with the establishment of a continuous timeline from 1972 to 2014. The repository contains snapshots of V1, V3, V4, V5, V6, and V7 Research Edition, Unix/32V, all available BSD releases, the CSRG SCCS history, two releases of 386BSD, the FreeBSD 1.0 to 1.1.5 CVS history, and an import of the FreeBSD repository starting from its initial imports that led to FreeBSD 2.0."
unix  archive 
23 days ago
(500) https://straup.github.io/panels-www
now has pretty pictures and the ability to work offline / at least for me
from twitter
24 days ago
(500) https://straup.github.io/panels-www/
“this is one of those things that never seems very important until it is…” – 
from twitter
24 days ago
jQuery Infinite Drag
Infinite Drag is a jQuery plugin that helps you create an infinite wall interface. As you drag the wall in a viewport, previously occluded tiles are created. You can hook onto events to generate custom tiles.
javascript  jquery  maps  tiles 
25 days ago
Happy Caloween! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Team Slack kept two major secrets under wraps this week: funding and an office-wide plan to dress up as :
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26 days ago
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