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Saturday, 31. July 12021
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Color Assimilation Grid Illusion (via redsharknews.com via gimp.org).

Artist and developer Øyvind Kolås has made some extremely viral images of greyscale pictures overlaid by coloured grids that fool the eye into adding the missing colour.

Friday, 30. July 12021
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Reflections as the Internet Archive turns 25 (via frontendfoc.us).

As a young man, I wanted to help make a new medium that would be a step forward from Gutenberg's invention. By building a Library of Everything in the digital age, I thought the opportunity was not just to make it available to everybody in the world, but to make it better-- smarter than paper. By using computers, we could make the Library not just searchable, but organizable; make it so that you could navigate your way through millions, and maybe eventually billions of web pages.

Does Napoleon Dynamite look a little bit like the young Brewster Kahle in this picture?

Sequencer64.

An intuitive 64-step drum sequencer progressive web app built using React, Redux, and Tone.js.

The Effect of Social Media on Elections: Evidence from the United States.

Our results indicate that Twitter lowered the Republican vote share in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, but had limited effects on Congressional elections and previous presidential elections.

use computers to store data.

Interest in solving problems was abandoned and replaced by a drive to engage users, a vague term that is nearly always interpreted in a way that raises fundamental ethical concerns. Computing is no longer a lofty field engaged in the salvation of mankind; it is a field of mechanical labor engaged in the conversion of people into money.

In short, capitalism ruins computing once again.

Get out of your geographic music bubble.

The songs that are popular, far away from you.

This is another fine Pudding project, no question. However, I never heard about this so-called most popular song in the Viennese area, and I assume it’s simply because I hardly listen to any radio stations #teambandcamp. Anyway, it provides some means to explore unknown musical territory, albeit presumably in terms of the manner these “most popular” songs were compiled by.

Nobody wants to build a Google browser…

Internal Tech Emails.

Dark Reader, Evernote Web Clipper, many password managers.

How do Chrome extensions impact browser performance? (Via frontendfoc.us.)

This article looks at how 1000 popular Chrome extensions impact the performance of the browser.

Temporary alternative p3k logo on top because it’s sooo glittery and the colors fit so well (via wh0.github.io).

Monday, 26. July 12021
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The Public Interest Internet.

This blog post is part of a series, looking at the public interest internet—the parts of the internet that don’t garner the headlines of Facebook or Google, but quietly provide public goods and useful services without requiring the scale or the business practices of the tech giants.