Bookmarked Hopin (Hopin)
Hopin is an online events platform where you can create engaging virtual events that connect people around the globe.
Created a new account for BADCamp this week. This looks like an interesting online platform for hosting camps or online events. Curious how well it ends up working.
Bookmarked Digital Social Reading public bibliography (Zotero | Groups) (zotero.org)

This is a public bibliography collecting the works published on the topic of "Digital Social Reading".

It is a work-in-progress maintained by Federico Pianzola with contributions by Simone Rebora, Peter Boot, and Berenike Herrmann.

Many of the records have complete abstracts or descriptions in metadata and are tagged according to the categories described in the article Rebora et al. (2020), "Digital Humanities and Digital Social Reading."

How meta! A digital social reading bibliography on a social media platform.
Read - Want to Read: Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI) (Cambridge Core)
Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI) is a new tool designed to facilitate transparency in qualitative and mixed-methods research. It allows scholars to “annotate” specific passages in an article with additional information explaining how they generated and analysed their data, along with links to a wide variety of underlying data sources. These annotations are displayed alongside their articles on the publisher’s website, with pinpoint linking to the relevant sections of text.
Read Opinion | California, Reject Prop 22 (nytimes.com)
Gig workers deserve the dignity of fair compensation.

Are gig workers employees or freelance contractors? It’s been a question for companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart and DoorDash for nearly as long as “gig work” itself — or at least the Silicon Valley version — has existed. California voters next month may finally help settle the matter.
This is another great example of companies attempting to privatize profits and socialize the losses, or in this case pass along the losses and lost productivity to their employees (or as described here their independent contractors).

Why can’t they do some of the hard “technology” work and solve the problem of helping their workers become dramatically more productive?

Annotated on October 13, 2020 at 10:58PM 

The backlash from gig economy companies was immediate, and Uber and similar app-based businesses have committed nearly $200 million to support a state ballot measure — making it the costliest in state history — that would exempt them from the law. 

This is a pretty good indicator that it will save them 10x to 100x this amount to get rid of this law.

One should ask: “Why don’t they accept it and just pass this money along to their employees.”

Annotated on October 13, 2020 at 10:50PM

Read New Clues to Chemical Origins of Metabolism at Dawn of Life by John RennieJohn Rennie (Quanta Magazine)
The ingredients for reactions ancestral to metabolism could have formed very easily in the primordial soup, new work suggests.

they found that the glyoxylate and pyruvate reacted to make a range of compounds that included chemical analogues to all the intermediary products in the TCA cycle except for citric acid. Moreover, these products all formed in water within a single reaction vessel, at temperatures and pH conditions mild enough to be compatible with conditions on Earth. 

Annotated on October 13, 2020 at 10:20PM

Bookmarked Getting Started With Webmention and NextJS by Monica PowellMonica Powell (aboutmonica.com)
This past week I had the pleasure of being on the Learn with Jason Show to show how to add Webmention functionality to a NextJS website. Webmentions let you pull tweets, other blogs, and other activity from around the web into your site? It was fun live pair programming the implementation of webmentions. Check out the video or read some of the highlights below!
Thanks for writing this up and bundling it with the video Monica! I can’t wait to see how you puzzle out sending Webmentions automatically as well.

Monica notes that they had issues with an .app TLD, which sounds a bit like Max’s previous issue with the .dev TLD. Any chance this is the case Ryan?

Bookmarked The Hibernator (Aaron Parecki)
Source Portobello in Portland

Ingredients

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz Nocello
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • bitters
This seems interesting, but is it worth hunting down the Nocello and stocking it to have for the long term? I could see some potential uses for it in cooking other non-drink recipes, so maybe it’s worth the exercise?
Bookmarked BBC Wales - Learn Welsh the Big Welsh Challenge (bbc.co.uk)
Suitable for complete beginners, this will support the learning you do in class or elsewhere. There are different topics ranging from greetings to discussing leisure interests. You can choose video subtitles or speech bubbles in Welsh or English to support your learning. A tutor guide will help you though the language clips, giving you an opportunity to practise. Learn Welsh wherever you go with MP3 audio and paper printouts. In time this will be a comprehensive course allowing you to progress in your learning.
Sadly, this website is painfully out of date and requires Flash.
Bookmarked The "Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project" (lbi-archpro.org)
The project and its results are presented at scientific conferences, in peer-reviewed and popular articles, and at public presentations. The following publications and media reports have appeared so far:

Scientific publications

Lots of publications of interest here.
Bookmarked WordPress Theme Components (WP Theme Components)
Theme components are bite sized code snippets that can be reused across multiple themes, but are either too small or don’t make sense to be released as a plugin. Stop cluttering up your functions.php file and start using theme components! Who are theme components for? Th...
This looks interesting and useful. Perhaps a potential solution for adding small tidbits of microformats mark up to one’s theme at a more granular level than the mf2 plugin? I can see use cases for other snippets too like accepting Webmentions automatically, etc.
Bookmarked Openring | ~sircmpwn/openring - sourcehut git (git.sr.ht)
"This is a tool for generating a webring from RSS feeds, so you can link to other blogs you like on your own blog. It's designed to be fairly simple and integrate with any static site generator."