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👓 BumpySkies is my masterpiece, alas | Fogknife

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Three years ago I thought this project was my future. I have let that dream go.

This is totally the type of project that I could see David Shanske appreciating.

👓 My Dumb Project | Kicks Condor

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A most pathetic surveillance tool.

Kicks, far from a dumb project. I remember seeing a version of your personal copy in one of your videos ages ago and thinking, “I want that!!!” Of course it may take some more development on your part or some serious coding study on mine to get this up and running for myself.

I can’t wait to see where this goes! Keep up the awesome work!

👓 Using the WordPress mShots Screenshot API | Terence Eden

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A few years ago, I wrote about Google's secret screenshot API - a slightly cumbersome way to take website screenshots for free. There's another service which you may find simpler to use - mShots from WordPress. Here's how it works:Take any website link:https://twitter.com/JennyVass/status/1067855777...

👓 You don’t need Facebook News to keep up with news | Paul Jacobson

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Facebook News (or, rather, a Facebook News tab), is rolling out in the USA, and there are valid concerns about this already, for various reasons. Whether you’re in the USA, or not, you don’t need (and may not want to rely on) Facebook News to keep up with the news. Instead, there is a tried, tes...

🔖 Visual Studio Code

Bookmarked Visual Studio Code (code.visualstudio.com)
Visual Studio Code is a code editor redefined and optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.  Visual Studio Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Downloaded a copy of this today to try it out.

👓 New plugin allows the far-right to ‘graffiti’ any website | Columbia Journalism Review

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Dissenter acts as a workaround for people wishing to comment on websites, even those without a comment section. One user, Cody Jassman, describe the plugin as “like the graffiti painted in the alley on every web page. You can take a look around and see what passersby are saying.” The plugin was launched in beta at the end of February by Andrew Torba, who co-founded Gab, a far-right social network. Gab is well known for being the platform where Robert Bowers, the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, published anti-Semitic comments before he allegedly killed 11 people and wounded many others at the Tree of Life synagogue.

👓 Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | Scripting News

Read Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Dave Winer (Scripting News)

I'm glad to see a few #indieweb people building on OPML. There's a lot you can do with it. For example, the native file format of LO2 is OPML. So it's really good for editing subscription lists for feed readers. And editing blogrolls. My listicle tool takes OPML files as input. And River6, coming soon, does a bunch with OPML. There's also feedBase which will blow your mind if you love sharing subscription lists. Yes there's a lot to discover in OPML-land and more on the way.

I should write a howto to explain editing subscription lists in LO2. I wrote one for the OPML Editor in 2008. It still runs btw, I use it, sometimes even to edit subscription lists. Two key bits for LO2: 1. You can make outlines public. Look in the File menu. 2. And you can edit the attributes of a headline, click the suitcase icon in the left margin.

Some interesting tidbits to poke into here.

🔖 HTML5 UP! Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 Site Templates

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Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 site templates designed by @ajlkn and released under the Creative Commons license.
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ornate stone gate standing freely in a countryside field with the words domain.me superimposed on the bottom

A Domain of your Own gives you more than one web site you can put there, think of it as a plot of land with many different structures.

It’s useful to have an entrance gate or a simple “calling card” for the main URL of you domain (e.g. like extendlabs.ca). Later we will show you how to install blogs and other applications at different locations within.

Your web hosting cpanel includes an easy to use tool that will let you create your first web site just by filling out a few items in a form. These are simple, and probably in no time you will find them limiting. But for now, in a few minutes you can create something with information you choose to replace the temporary screen a new Reclaim Hosting domain provides you. Consider it as a placeholder for a fancier front entrance.

These are an interesting little side experiment for getting something quick and dirty up. I think they’d be more valuable as simple templates if they’d let one define some additional links like “Blog” with an icon and a field to redirect to a subdirectory or subdomain. I was also surprised that there were so many religious-related templates instead of educational ones.

My favorite was the Pravatar tool hiding in the lesson. I can think of lots of fun uses for a tool like this. 

My placeholder “site” lives at https://sp.chrisaldrich.net/.

👓 Track changes with latexdiff | TeXBlog

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Track changes is a popular tool in Word. If you are looking for something similar for LaTeX latexdiff is the answer. For example if you are an academic researcher submitting papers to journals, you…

This looks cool. I should play around with it a bit.

👓 Craft beautiful equations in Word with LaTeX | Nature

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Manufacturers are ditching equation editors in word-processing software in favour of the LaTeX typesetting language. Here’s how to get started.