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Bookmarks tagged with “technology”

308 bookmarks by garrettc




The Apple Store Time Machine

Highly detailed 3D recreations of four iconic Apple Stores, including the Fifth Avenue cube in New York. Each store has been rebuilt to look exactly like it did on opening day

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Meet the Plano man keeping Blockbuster alive

Dave Carrera is seeing the last Blockbuster store through to the very end — and he's doing it from his Plano home.

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How Can Online Instructors Get Students to Talk to Each Other?

"We need to rethink discussion boards if they are ever going to be worthwhile. I am afraid that students’ experiences in classes they have taken in the past may be ruining the format for everyone."

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Lumafield CT Shows How iPods Put 1,000 Songs in Your Pocket

"The iPod was a groundbreaking piece of consumer electronics. With new generations introduced every year after its launch in 2001, the iPod product family reflected a period of rapid development in processing, storage, displays, and user interfaces, anticipating the iPhone’s blockbuster release in 2007. This month we explore the evolution of the iPod from the inside out with our Lumafield Neptune CT scanner, guided by none other than Tony Fadell, the inventor of the iPod and the founder of Nest."

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Museum of Endangered Sounds

A collection of dozens of sounds from old technologies: Windows 95 startup sound, a rotary telephone, a dial-up modem, etc.

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Technovelgy

Lists inventions from science fiction novels

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W3C TAG Ethical Web Principles

"The web should be a platform that helps people and provides a net positive social benefit. As we continue to evolve the web platform, we must therefore consider the ethical consequences of our work. The following document sets out ethical principles that will drive the TAG's continuing work in this direction."

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(mac)OStalgia

“(mac)OStalgia is exploring my 2021 work-from-home routine from a nostalgic perspective. How would have the same workflow looked like with the tools of today and the limitations of yesterday. Unreliable internet, little disk storage, macOS 9 and much more”

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Sounding the Sumburgh Foghorn - YouTube

"A foghorn or fog signal is a device that uses sound to warn vehicles of navigational hazards like rocky coastlines, or boats of the presence of other vessels, in foggy conditions."

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The Technium: The Tiny Web

The history of the Whole Earth Catalog CD ROM.

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The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog : Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly, Broderbund Software

"The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog is a very early CD-ROM presentation of The Whole Earth Catalog. Utilising HyperCard, The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog consists of over 9000 cards connected to one another with hypertext; essentially the web before the web existed, but offline! "

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Notes on Web3

"It’s pos­si­ble you have, in recent months, seen peo­ple writ­ing with excite­ment (or curiosity, or consternation) about “Web3”."

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404PageFound – Active Vintage Websites, Old Webpages, and Web 1.0

"404PageFound started in May 2009 with the goal of uncovering dated websites (generally from 1994-2001) that are still active and have avoided major updates."

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Framework for the Metaverse — MatthewBall.vc

I first wrote about the Metaverse in 2018, and overhauled my thinking in a January 2020 update: The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It, and Fortnite. Since then, a lot has happened. COVID-19 forced hundreds of millions into Zoomschool and remote work.

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The Core Web Platform Loop - Infrequently Noted

"…to make a larger market for the underlying product (some OS, browsers in general), the platform facilitates a vast range of apps and services by maximising developer reach from a single codebase at a low incremental cost. Those services and apps convince users to obtain the underlying products. This is the core loop at the heart of software platforms"

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Dead Startup Toys

Toy versions of iconic failed startups.

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IoT-For-Beginners: 12 Weeks, 24 Lessons

A 12-week, 24-lesson curriculum from Microsoft all about IoT basics. Each lesson includes pre- and post-lesson quizzes, written instructions to complete the lesson, a solution, an assignment and more.

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Pace Layering: How Complex Systems Learn and Keep Learning

"Civilizations with long nows look after things better," says Brian Eno.  "In those places you feel a very strong but flexible structure which is built to absorb shocks and in fact incorporate them.

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The Metaverse Primer

"The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It?"

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How Products Are Made

"How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc."

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Submarine Cable Map 2021

"This new edition depicts 464 cable systems and 1,245 landing stations that are currently active or under construction"

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Lobsters

Lobsters is a computing-focused community centered around link aggregation and discussion, launched on July 3rd, 2012.

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Explained from First Principles

"The goal of this website is to provide the best introduction available to the covered subjects. After doing a lot of research about a particular topic, I write the articles for my past self in the hope they are useful to the present you. Each article is intended to be the first one that you should read about a given topic and also the last — unless you want to become a real expert on the subject matter. I try to explain all concepts as much as possible from first principles, which means that all your “why” questions should be answered by the end of an article. I strive to make the explanations comprehensible with no prior knowledge beyond a high-school education. "

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Solar KW

Oxfordshire based solar PV system installation, solar battery storage systems, solar hot water systems, heat pumps, and infrared heating panels.

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Himane Tech

"Tech and social media is having a big impact on our society. While many innovative technology inventions are improving our lives, there is increasing awareness on negative impacts that come with these trends, such as large-scale privacy invasion, surveillance capitalism, and tech monopolies. They lead to social media addiction, mental health issues, and are even eroding the fabric of our society. This list aggregates open-source projects that are directly related to humane tech topics."

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365 RFCs

Commenting on one RFC a day in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first RFC.

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Web Platform Design Principles

This document contains a set of design principles to be used when designing Web Platform technologies.

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hyperlink.academy

"A course platform and online school built for seriously effective learning"

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Cloud Piano - Online communication tool for musicians

Connect musically online using our real-time MIDI compatible piano and free video chat service

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KOMP

"KOMP is a one-button computer, made specifically for those who have little to no experience using smartphones, computers and tablets."

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Teletext Archive

The Teletext Archive is an open repository for teletext recoverers to store their recovered teletext data. It is viewable and searchable by the public.

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new Clues

"Fifteen years ago, four of us got together and posted The Cluetrain Manifesto which tried to explain what most businesses and much of the media were getting wrong about the Web. These New Clues come from two of the authors of that manifesto, and of the book that followed."

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The Layers Of The Web

The opening presentation from the Beyond Tellerrand conference held in Berlin in November 2019.

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Protecting Lives & Liberty: How Contact Tracing Can Foil COVID-19 & Big Brother

Comic overview of tracing apps and how they protect personal privacy.

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Adversarial Interoperability

“Interoperability” is the act of making a new product or service work with an existing product or service: modern civilization depends on the standards and practices that allow you to put any dish into a dishwasher or any USB charger into any car’s cigarette lighter. But interoperability is just the ante. For a really competitive,…

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The sound of the dialup, pictured

If you ever connected to the Internet before the 2000s, you probably remember how it sounded. But what do these sounds mean?

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10 Elasticsearch Concepts You Need to Learn

"Getting acquainted with the terminology is one of the first things you’re going to have to do when starting out with the ELK Stack."

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Kubernetes Terminology: Glossary

"When you start working with Kubernetes (K8s) there’s a lot of new terminologies to learn, understand and then remember. Wouldn’t it be great if instead of having to search for a definition every time you came across a word you weren’t familiar with, you could access all of the key Kubernetes terminology in a single list? We’ve got you covered! This glossary contains explanations for all of the common technical terms you’ll need to understand Kubernetes."

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