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Bookmarks tagged with “via:preoccupations”

  1. How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus - The Atlantic

    Fascinating. Things like this, and the behaviours and attitudes amplified by social media, make me wonder what the world will be like when today’s 20-year-olds are in charge. (via @preoccupations)

  2. How I reverse-engineered Google Docs to play back any document’s keystrokes « James Somers (jsomers.net)

    I love this lengthy description of how he worked out how to do this. All the dead ends and stupid ideas and experiments. (via @Preoccupations)

  3. How the Guardian’s iPad app changed the way that I consumed news

    Martin Belam on the Guardian’s iPad app, and how it’s… well, it says in the title. (via Preoccupations)

  4. Discombobulated: Guardian iPad: Product challenges

    Jonathan Moore on the process of developing the new app, from a product point of view. (via Preoccupations)

  5. BBC News - ‘Occupy’ is a response to economic permafrost

    Good stuff by Paul Mason. “Occupy Everywhere, then, is the kind of movement you get when people start to believe mainstream politicians have lost their principles, or are trapped by vested interests, or are all crooked.” (via Preoccupations)

  6. The End of the Open University As We Know It « The Thought Stash

    Ugh, the OU is increasing its course fees by around 3.5 times. I only studied with them for a term but would have considered it again. Much. much less sure about that now. (via Preoccupations)

  7. Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions

    Oh, nice. There’s something magical about seeing live data of vehicles around the world, like the plane maps we saw during the ash cloud last year. Especially lovely having ships’ names displayed. (via Preoccupations)

  8. Html2text: THE ASCIINATOR (aka html2txt)

    Turns a web page into Markdown-formatted ASCII. (via Preoccupations)

  9. Help Center | Facebook

    How to download all of your “information” from your Facebook account. (vi Preoccupations)

  10. Two spaces after a period: Why you should never, ever do it. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

    For future arguing reference. But also, I don’t understand why monospaced typewriter folk wanted two spaces either; I still type emails monospaced, and two spaces looks ugly. (via Preoccupations)

  11. Adactio: Journal—Home-grown and Delicious

    Yes, I’ve been thinking this self-hosting-with-syndication model is the way to go. I don’t use Delicious’s social features at all, but if I self-hosted my links I’d still like them to be viewable by others in my network, if they’re interested. (via @preoccupations)

  12. Why trust Facebook with the future’s past? — Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard

    Twitter and Facebook are storing what will be our history, but it’s not accessible. (Which is why I have my own public archive of my Twitters, and rarely use Facebook.) (via Preoccupations)

  13. Hog Bay Software Blog - PlainText

    An iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app that lets you read/write text files and sync them with Dropbox. (via Preoccupations)

  14. Frieze Magazine | Archive | Degree Zero

    I’m fascinated by art Foundation-type courses and Roy Ascott’s ‘Groundcourse’ from the 1960s, which Eno did, sounds intriguing. (via Preoccupations)

  15. Hidden - Apple Mac theft recovery for just $20

    Annoyingly lower-cased, but sounds good, and cheap. (via Preoccupations)

  16. Giving What We Can

    A pledge to give 10% of one’s income to what they reckon are the most cost-effective charities. (via Preoccupations)

  17. Memories of Friends Departed Endure on Facebook | Facebook

    After hearing, a while back, about Yahoo denying access to relatives and then closing accounts of the deceased, this sounds very good. (via Preoccupations)

  18. Jorn Barger, the NewsPage Network, and the Emergence of the Weblog Community | Tawawa.org

    Fascinating history of the early days of weblogs, with a prominent place for Dave Winer’s NewsPage stuff, which I remember being important to me (the Haddock Directory started on Userland Frontier in 1997). (via Preoccupations)

  19. Seth’s Blog: Textbook rant

    Why textbooks prescribed for college courses are a bad thing: “They are expensive … They don’t make change … They don’t sell the topic … They are incredibly impractical.” (via Preoccupations)

  20. Dubai bashing and ‘what-aboutery’ - Joi Ito’s Web

    Criticising that Independent article for offering no solutions to human rights violations. But such articles are worthwhile simply for bringing such violations to a wider audience. (via Preoccupations)

  21. Simon Jenkins: Here’s proof. The innocent do have something to fear | Comment is free | The Guardian

    “One of the few home secretaries who dominated his department rather than be cowed by it was Lord Whitelaw in the 1980s. He boasted how after any security lapse, the police would come to beg for new and draconian powers. He laughed and sent them packing…” (via Preoccupations)

  22. G20: Did police containment cause more trouble than it prevented? | World news | guardian.co.uk

    “…people thinking about embarking on demonstrations in the future may have to decide whether they want to be effectively locked up for eight hours without food or water and, when leaving, to be photographed and identified.” I’m increasingly disliking this country. (via Preoccupations)

  23. Home Page | Flat World Knowledge

    Creative Commons licensed textbooks, written by “experts” and peer-reviewed, which are then free to read online (or pay for a printable version). Little available right now, but promising. (via Preoccupations)

  24. HowTo: EC2 for Poets

    Nice simple instructions from Dave Winer on how to set up an Amazon EC2 virtual web server. (via Preoccupations)

  25. 140 Characters » How Twitter Was Born

    How Twitter went from idea to product. I love stories like this because you know how much it means to the people involved. (via Preoccupations)

  26. YouTube - The T-Mobile Dance

    An IprovEverywhere type stunt as an advert but very nicely done. I love how the participants only gradually join in. (via Preoccupations)

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