Bad News
not actually twine but great choose-your-own-path
game  twine  info_literacy 
3 days ago
philome.la
free twine hosting (req twitter login)
twine 
17 days ago
Another Terrible Idea from Turnitin | Just Visiting
Authorship Investigation, which “will monitor and learn the writing styles of individual students and flag up content which shows considerable divergence from their previous work.”
nlp 
17 days ago
Search&Destroy
database searching card game - meant for Primo
game  libraries 
4 weeks ago
Wall Mounted Level
beautiful game projected onto bas relief cityscape
game 
4 weeks ago
Blog posts with trailing slashes no longer work in Jekyll 3 · Issue #4440 · jekyll/jekyll
If I understand correctly, the issue (at least as I experienced it on a blog I contribute to) related to how Jekyll 2 constructed permalinks based on the _config.yml's permalink: field:

Jekyll 2 automatically added trailing slashes to permalinks, even if none was provided in the permalink: field;
Jekyll 3 now supports + respects the absence of a trailing slash in the permalink: field.
Without that change, Jekyll was now generating links without a trailing slash, and the links including a trailing slash would 404. Unfortunately, since Google had already indexed links with a trailing slash, those were now 404s.

A blog I contribute to, the Rcpp Gallery, was affected by this -- we fixed it by ensuring our _config.yml had a trailing slash for the permalink: field: RcppCore/rcpp-gallery@70fc860

I think the Jekyll 3 behavior is correct, but this change could have been better advertised / documented, I think.

Also note that with this scheme no-trailing-slash seems to correctly redirect to with-trailing-slash, so both ways of accessing the page seem to be okay.
jekyll 
5 weeks ago
TrackMeNot
TrackMeNot is a lightweight browser extension that helps protect web searchers from surveillance and data-profiling by search engines. It does so not by means of concealment or encryption (i.e. covering one's tracks), but instead by the opposite strategy: noise and obfuscation. With TrackMeNot, actual web searches, lost in a cloud of false leads, are essentially hidden in plain view. User-installed TrackMeNot works with Firefox and Chrome browsers, integrates with all popular search engines, and requires no 3rd-party servers or services.
obfuscation 
6 weeks ago
Google’s AI thinks this turtle looks like a gun, which is a problem - The Verge
New research shows how machine vision systems of all kinds can be tricked into misidentifying 3D objects
obfuscation  ai 
6 weeks ago
The man who can't face the internet - BBC News
He is realistic though about maintaining his facial anonymity.

"It will end eventually, but when it does I have a solution which I call the Spartacus hack."

In the 1960s film, the slave's identity was protected when many of his fellow slaves stood up and declared: "I'm Spartacus."

Mr Hirshon has adapted that idea for the digital age.

"A couple of years ago, I asked friends to tag pictures of random people, animals, minerals with my name and flood Google with them.

"So now, when one picture slips through the net, it won't matter because you are not going to be able to tell which one is me."
privacy  obfuscation 
6 weeks ago
COMPASS: A Student's Guide to Houghton Library Collections
The guide takes all 48 Harvard undergraduate concentrations and makes suggestions for interesting and engaging collection materials for that area of study.
good_examples  libraries 
6 weeks ago
Electronic Literature | edX
mark sample - course archived but materials are still online
elit 
6 weeks ago
Hazards of the Cloud: Data-Storage Service’s Crash Sets Back Researchers – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Dedoose, a cloud-based application for managing research data, suffered a “devastating” technical failure last week that caused academics across the country to lose large amounts of research work, some of which may be gone for good.
data_stewardship 
10 weeks ago
Book of Lamentations – The New Inquiry
review of DSM-5 as a dystopian novel with unreliable narrator
literature  essay  funny 
10 weeks ago
How Duterte Turned Facebook Into a Weapon—With Help From Facebook - Bloomberg
Repressive governments originally treated Facebook, and all social media, with suspicion—they saw how it could serve as a locus for dissidents, as it had in the Arab Spring in 2011. But authoritarian regimes are now embracing social media, shaping the platforms into a tool to wage war against a wide range of opponents—opposition parties, human-rights activists, minority populations, journalists.
politics  social_media 
11 weeks ago
Dan McCarthy
posters and prints
art 
11 weeks ago
Home : Inform
interactive fiction similar to twine
writing  twine 
12 weeks ago
Lynx2.8.8
text only web browser for terminal
12 weeks ago
No, Sarah Sanders Didn't Steal a Thanksgiving Pie Photo From PBS
people confusing twitter image host, pbs.twimg.com, with actual PBS
digital_literacy 
november 2017
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