Blog, via Visual Lizard LinksTue, 16 May 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>WorldWideWeb</a> <p>WorldWideWeb is a simple web server that is free iOS, iPadOS, and macOS app by Iconfactory. Its been popular enough that they're adding a paid pro upgrade to support adding more features, ushc as the just-added&nbsp;auto-refresh.</p></p>Daily LinksThu, 06 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Lackadaisy pilot episode released</a> <p>I haven't followed the <a href="">Lackadaisy</a> webcomic for years now, so I'd missed that there was a Kickstarter on producing an animated version. Or at least a pilot episode. It's pretty great, and now I've got to find time to catch up on the webcomic.</p></p>Daily LinksMon, 06 Mar 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Microsoft Outlook for Mac is now free to use</a> <p>Microsoft today announced that its Outlook app for Mac is now free to use, with a Microsoft 365 subscription or license no longer necessary. This is brilliant news, as it makes it more convenient for web dev testing and client support.</p></p><p><a href=''>Rogue Amoeba’s Historic Screenshot Archive</a> <p>Productivity warning! This will eat up at least an hour of your time if you are at all a fan of UI design, and evolution.</p></p>Daily LinksTue, 28 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>1 dataset. 100 visualizations.</a> An information design agency working with data visualization every day challenged themselves to accomplish this using insightful and visually appealing visualizations.</p>Daily LinksMon, 27 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>W3C launches beta of its new website</a> The goals of the redesign are to achieve a cleaner and modern look and greater usability, better accessibility, as well as ultimately simplifying how the site is managed. W3C invites your feedback on the beta site, on website or content issues, and are using GitHub to manage comments.</p>Daily LinksWed, 15 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Bing: “I will not harm you unless you harm me first”</a> <p>Apparently, the AI powered Bing has some issues. Most of which make it seem like it learned how to be an AI by reading a lot of evil-AI science fiction. Which, given that's it's just predicting what word should come next based on the ones already provided,&nbsp; is probably painfully close to the truth. The training data had to come from somewhere.</p></p>Daily LinksFri, 03 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Cash-strapped Twitter to start charging developers for API access next week</a> Entrepreneur and developer Tom Coates joined many developers protesting Twitter’s announcement. Coates tweeted that, while “it is not unreasonable to want to find a way to charge those developers who extract more value than they contribute” to Twitter, “one week’s notice and no indication of pricing shows Twitter is chaotic and unreliable. No one’s going to build a business on that.”</p><p><a href=''>Richard Bartle, Top Virtual World Expert, Tries Explaining Core Problems With NFT and Blockchain at a Crypto Conference</a> It does not go well.</p><p><a href=''>Free Entry to Manitoba Provincial Parks During Entire Month of February 2023</a> Provincial parks have groomed trails for a variety of activities, including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fat biking, snowshoeing and hiking. Paint Lake, Spruce Woods and Turtle Mountain provincial parks also offer outdoor skating areas, hockey rinks and toboggan hills. Trails province-wide are in excellent condition with a good snow base.</p><p><a href=''>W3C re-launched as a public-interest non-profit organization</a> The new organization also preserves the core process and mission of the Consortium to shepherd the web, by developing open web standards as a single global organization with contributions from W3C Members, staff, and the international community.</p><p><a href=''>The Calculator Drawer</a> The Internet Archive now houses a collection of old-school calculators that you can boot up and use as if you had a physical version right in front of you.</p><p><a href=''>Tiktok's enshittification</a> Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die.</p>Daily LinksTue, 31 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Gemini</a> <p>If anyone out there really, really, misses the pre-web internet, you might want to look into Gemini. It's a basically a modernized version of the old gopher protocol. It all feels very nostalgic, but you'll need a custom Gemini client, like&nbsp;<a href="">Lagrange</a>&nbsp;to get very far.</p></p>Daily LinksThu, 05 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Renfield, official trailer</a> </p>Daily LinksWed, 04 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Alcoholic Vodka</a> Honesty in advertising? Or an attempt to goad people into a purchase out of spite? Eitehr way, interesting.</p>Daily LinksMon, 19 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Oppenheimer, official trailer</a> </p><p><a href=''>GIF Earth</a> A bot on Mastadon that communicates with NASA to see if any new pictures were taken yesterday of our planet using the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) aboard the DSCOVR spacecraft 1.5 million kilometres away at Lagrange point 1. It then combines the images into an animated GIF showing what our world looked like yesterday.</p><p><a href=''>CakePHP 5.0.0-beta1 released</a> This initial release contains most of the new features and breaking changes that 5.0 will contain. This release contains a minimal working application skeleton. The scope for 5.x isn’t locked down so if you’d like to see a feature or breaking change made please open an issue.</p>Daily LinksFri, 16 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>The Hunter Method - To-Do or Not-To-Do</a> Solid reminder that tackling the hard, bigger thing, is usually a better use of your time than knocking the small, recurring items down.</p>