👓 Domain Camp | Domains of Our Own

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Welcome to Domains Camp, where over a four week experience we will help you get your skills up in understanding and management of an internet domain of your own. We are running this over a series starting July 10, 2018 and is open to anyone or outside of Ontario Extend who wants to learn more about what is possible with an internet domain and web-hosting package. Our instructions will be tailored to the platform offered by our provider, Reclaim Hosting, but could be used by anyone with a host that uses cpanel as the interface.
This looks like an intriguing offering!

👓 If You Say Something Is “Likely,” How Likely Do People Think It Is? | Harvard Business Review

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Why you should use percentages, not words, to express probabilities.

Highlights, Quotes, & Marginalia

Phil Tetlock, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, who has studied forecasting in depth, suggests that “vague verbiage gives you political safety.”  

This result is consistent with analysis by the data science team at Quora, a site where users ask and answer questions. That team found that women use uncertain words and phrases more often than men do, even when they are just as confident.  

A large literature shows that we tend to be overconfident in our judgments.  

The best forecasters make lots of precise forecasts and keep track of their performance with a metric such as a Brier score.  

👓 Thoughts on Audrey Watters’ “Thoughts on Annotation” | Jon Udell

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Back in April, Audrey Watters’ decided to block annotation on her website. I understand why. When we project our identities online, our personal sites become extensions of our homes. To some online writers, annotation overlays can feel like graffiti. How can we respect their wishes while enabling conversations about their writing, particularly conversations that are intimately connected to the writing? At the New Media Consortium conference recently, I was finally able to meet Audrey in person, and we talked about how to balance these interests. Yesterday Audrey posted her thoughts about that conversation, and clarified a key point:

You can still annotate my work. Just not on my websites.

Exactly! To continue that conversation, I have annotated that post here, and transcluded my initial set of annotations below.

👓 On July 4th Eve, Jeff Sessions Quietly Rescinds a Bunch of Protections for Minorities | Law and Crime

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On July 3, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DOJ was “rescinding 24 guidance documents that were unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.” Curiously enough, each point of guidance, document or tool rescinded by Sessions — in line with recommendations from Regulatory Reform Task Forces established by President Donald Trump — was initially drafted to offer basic legal and political understanding to various and distinct minority groups, broadly defined, throughout the United States.

👓 When the Fourth of July Was a Black Holiday | The Atlantic

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After the Civil War, African Americans in the South transformed Independence Day into a celebration of their newly won freedom.

👓 White House scrambles to figure out how prankster got on the phone with Trump | Politico

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The person inside the White House said the call was routed to the president by the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

👓 Court rules children facing deportation have no right to court-appointed lawyer | The Hill

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Immigrant children who enter the country illegally with their parents have no right to a government-appointed lawyer in court, an appeals court ruled Monday

👓 The whole of WordPress compiled to .NET Core and a NuGet Package with PeachPie | Scott Hanselman

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Why? Because it's awesome. Sometimes a project comes along that is impossibly ambitious and it works. I've blogged a ...

👓 The story of the internet is all about layers – More knock-on than network | The Economist

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How the internet lost its decentralised innocence

IN “INFORMATION RULES”—published in 1999 but still one of the best books on digital economics—Carl Shapiro and Hal Varian, two economists, popularised the term “network effects”, which means that in the digital world size easily begets size. The more popular a computer operating system, the more applications it will attract, drawing in even more users, and so on. Two decades ago the idea helped people understand the power of Microsoft and its Windows software. Today it is the default explanation for how Facebook, Google and other tech giants became dominant. The more people sign up to a social network, for instance, the more valuable it becomes for present and prospective users.

👓 How to fix what has gone wrong with the internet – The ins and outs | The Economist

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The internet was meant to make the world a less centralised place, but the opposite has happened. Ludwig Siegele explains why it matters, and what can be done about it

👓 How itty.bitty works | itty.bitty

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itty.bitty takes html (or other data), compresses it into a URL fragment, and provides a link that can be shared. When it is opened, it inflates that data on the recievers’ side.

Source Code: https://github.com/alcor/itty-bitty

An interesting way to create websites…

👓 About | Itty bitty

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Itty bitty sites are contained entirely within their own link. (Including this one!) This means they’re…
💼 Portable – you don’t need a server to host them
👁 Private – nothing is sent to–or stored on–this server
🎁 Easy to share as a link or QR code

Itty bitty sites can hold about as much as a printed page, and there is a lot you can do with that:
✒️ Compose poetry
🛠 Create an app
🐦 Bypass a 140 280 char limit
🎨 Express yourself in ascii

Advanced HTML editing & sharing

Learn more about how it works

This is an curious and interesting way to build a website… but talk about a URL problem…

👓 Jury finds Rose Bowl Aquatic Center at fault in molestation case, awards family millions | Pasadena Star News

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The family’s attorney said he and his clients “feel relieved” about the verdict.
How (and why) are people so blind to what is around them?

👓 What the IndieWeb on WordPress needs | Brad Enslen

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What the IndieWeb on WordPress needs is to be much more robust.  Or it just needs to be more robust in general even without WordPress.  When it works its glorious. When it doesn’t then you get that free falling and forgot your parachute feeling. Just before you slam into the ground. It also need...

👓 Three examples of annotations, bookmarking, & sharing in my digital commonplace book | W. Ian O’Byrne

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I’ve been experimenting with some IndieWeb philosophies and tools on this site, but more importantly on my breadcrumbs website. My breadcrumbs website is my digital commonplace book. This is inspired by the website philosophy & structure developed by Chris Aldrich. My purpose is to switch up my relationship with others and social media networks while doing more to own my content online. To that end, one major purpose (for now) on my breadcrumbs site is to be more intentional in the materials that I share with others as I read and explore online.
Some interesting and useful UI examples here. May have to iterate on some of my own design now.