Controlling a browser extension with puppeteer

This post was originally published on Jon Udell https://blog.jonudell.net/2019/09/23/controlling-a-browser-extension-with-puppeteer/ on September 23rd 2019.

Web technology, at its best, has always occupied a sweet spot at the intersection of two complementary modes: interactive and programmatic. You interact with a web page by plugging its URL into a browser. Then you read what’s there or, if the page is an app, you use the app. Give that same URL, web […]

Weekly Web Harvest for 2019-10-27

This post was originally published on Bionic Teaching http://bionicteaching.com/weekly-web-harvest-for-2019-10-27/ on November 3rd 2019.

Zeno – Oriental Coins Database – Part of the mirror, unearthed in Kyrgyzstanchallenging text or word focused pattern poetry Vortimo – Beta3Vortimo is software that organizes information on webpages that you’ve visited. It records pages you go to, extracts data from it and enrich the data that was extracted. It augments the pages in your browser by allowing you to tag objects as well as decorating objects it deems important. It then arranges the data in an UI. Vortimo support switching between cases/projects seamlessly. You can also generate PDF reports based on the aggregated information and meta information. Quiet.js by quietThis is a javascript binding for libquiet, a library for sending and receiving data via sound card. It can function either via speaker or cable (e.g., 3.5mm). Quiet comes included with a few transmissions profiles which can be selected for the intended use. For speaker transmission, there is a profile which transmits around the 19kHz range, which is essentially imperceptible to the human ear. –nefarious and amusing possibilities espec. w arg White House cybersecurity adviser Giuliani took his iPhone to the Genius Bar when he forgot his password / Boing Boingindicative of so much 3D Configurators – Sketchfabsee this video too https://twitter.com/Sketchfab/status/1189255798003785728 navio | A d3 visualization widget to help summarizing, exploring and navigating large network visualizations Digital Wellbeing Experiments […]

8 Tools Every Podcast Website Must Have In 2019

This post was originally published on BloggingPro https://www.bloggingpro.com/archives/2019/09/11/tools-every-podcast-website-must-have/ on September 11th 2019.

Unbeknownst to most of you is that podcasters actually work harder than most radio announcers and programs. Whereas radios are usually done live and in real-time, podcasts need to be edited (some of them at least). Beyond that, there’s a certain level of quality to maintain. Hence, for every budding podcaster, some online tools for […]

What’s your podcast about?

This post was originally published on Seth Godin’s Blog https://seths.blog/2019/08/whats-your-podcast-about/ on August 6th 2019.

This is the moment, right here and right now, to start your podcast. Not because it will make you rich. Hardly. There are too many other ways for people to spend their attention for you (or me) to possibly assemble a large enough audience to make a killing selling ads. There are three good reasons […]

Innocence lost: What did you do before the internet?

This post was originally published on Internet | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/04/innocence-lost-what-did-you-do-before-the-internet on August 4th 2019.

People born in the late 1970s are the last to have grown up without the internet. Social scientists call them the Last of the Innocents. Leah McLaren ponders a time when our attention was allowed to wanderIn moments of digital anxiety I find myself thinking of my father’s desk. Dad was a travelling furniture salesman in the 1980s, a job that served him well in the years before globalisation hobbled the Canadian manufacturing sector. He was out on the road a lot, but when he worked from home he sat in his office, a small windowless study dominated by a large teak desk. There wasn’t much on it – synthetic upholstery swatches, a mug of pens, a lamp, a phone, an ashtray. And yet every day Dad spent hours there, making notes, smoking Craven “A”s, drinking coffee and yakking affably to small-town retailers about shipments of sectional sofas and dinette sets. This is what I find so amazing. That my father – like most other professionals of his generation and generations before him – was able to earn a salary and support our family with little more than a phone and a stack of papers. Just thinking of his desk, the emptiness of it, induces in me a strange disorientation and loneliness. How did he sit there all day, I wonder, without the internet to keep him company?In this age of uncertainty, predictions have lost value, but here’s an irrefutable one: quite soon, no person on earth will remember what the world was like before the internet. There will be records, of course (stored in the intangibly limitless archive of the cloud), but the actual lived experience of what it was like to think and feel and be human before the emergence of big data will be gone. When that happens, what will be lost?We are the last of a dying breed who knew days of nothingIt was in those lost hours that we really got to know ourselves Continue reading…