Year: 2017

Pearl Crescent Page Saver alternative

The problem in Firefox Since Firefox is labeling a slew of extensions as “legacy”, they are no longer allowing users to enable these “legacy” extensions. Here is a list of my legacy extensions in Firefox: Firefox disabled 11 of my 18 extensions One of my favorites was “Pearl Crescent Page Saver” This extension allows you …

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Malware hiding in your Chrome extensions

Google regularly checks if any of your installed Chrome extensions contain malware. Today, Chrome disabled the “Bookmark Checker” extension because it contains malware. CRAP. I HAD THIS THING INSTALLED! Thankfully Google keeps on top of these things. Hopefully, Firefox and Safari does too. Three other people have tweeted about this “Bookmark Checker” extension having malware:

TV ads customized for you, thanks to the ATSC 3.0 chip in your TV

The Chicago Tribune reports: The same weirdly specific ads you see online that are tailored to your behavior could soon appear on your local television network, thanks to looming policy changes by federal regulators. I’m all for programmatic ads on TV if they allow me to block certain ads. First thing I would block are …

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What’s popular in your Twitter network might be not interesting to you

Twitter is now curating a list of articles that are popular among the people you follow. A bit like what Nuzzle has been offering for years. Twitter calls this section “Popular articles”. Sounds like it would be great, right? “Popular articles” will unveil what your Twitter network considers to be good. However, you might not …

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Molly and Owen of General Electric move to ABB

General Electric makes a lot of stuff. Refrigerators, light bulbs, windpower turbines, trains, aircraft engines, weapons, and much much more. So much stuff that GE runs TV ads to explain who GE is. Cute ads featuring Molly, the Kid Who Never Stops Inventing and Owen the Programmer of Turbines. Now General Electric will be making one …

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Bar chart showing reply percentage of the top 10 journalists on Twitter

Reply rate of the top 10 journalists on Twitter

Barkha Dutt of the Washington Post is the most-engaged top journalist on Twitter. 64% of the reporter’s tweets are at-replies. That’s how to use Twitter–as an engagement platform, not a broadcast platform. How do the other most-followed journalists on Twitter rate with their response level? Poynter published a list of the the most-followed journalists on Twitter: Anderson …

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Will reddit screw up their redesign?

Reddit’s upcoming redesign might cause another migration

With the $200 million new funding for Reddit, they are planning a site redesign. (reports recode) Huffman’s plan for the new funding includes a redesign of reddit.com — the company is literally re-writing all of its code, some of which is more than a decade old. An early version of the new design, which we …

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Links from July 2017

Twenty links this month. This is a collection of articles where I left a comment in July 2017 Work of the Week: Statue of a Ram | The Art Institute of Chicago And the palm trunk also serves to tickle the ram’s belly. Stored on: July 31, 2017 A slow modem is a pigeon – Spudart …

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Links from June 2017

Keep track of the comments you leave on blogs and articles. I store my comments in a bookmarking service pinboard. These bookmarks are handy when you need to recall a specific article. Every month will post links to the blog posts and articles where I have left a comment. In June 2017, there are 22 such …

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Finding and sharing archived college memories

Does your college offer digital archives online? If so, you might find some good memories within their files. College memories hidden away in film My alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan Univerity, is a smaller school of 2,000 students. When I attended in the late 90s we didn’t have social media. To my knowledge, there was only …

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Fitbit Workweek Hustle Challenge

When you always rank low among your Fitbit friends

See among your friends who gets the most steps in one work week. Fitbit has a great feature called “Challenges.” Every week, you can invite your friends to participate in the “Workweek Hustle.” Fitbit keeps track of the progress of all your friends throughout the week. Fitbit makes it fun to check in regularly to …

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Tweetdeck: exclude retweets

Why Tweetdeck is better than Hootsuite

I was a paying Hootsuite user for five years, but I cancelled my service last year, and moved to Tweetdeck. Why? Both Hootsuite and Tweetdeck let you set up multiple columns to view live tweets from Twitter lists and searches. With either service, you can be a power-user of Twitter. But which service is better? Tweetdeck or …

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Newspapers reporting start of Civil War

How did newspapers report politics leading up the civil war?

The ongoing story of 2017 is Donald Trump and this pure dichotomy of America. The divided sides feels very much like we are leading up to a Civil War. This makes me wonder what America was like before the Civil War–and specifically how did the media of that time cover it? Six articles that I’ll …

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How to make the Facebook like button reappear after upgrading to https SSL

Did you update your WordPress website from http to https, and now your Facebook like button disappear? Chances are you are using WooTheme’s shortcode, woo-fblike, for the Facebook like button in your template. (Actually Woothemes is now WooCommerce, so let’s call them by their correct new name). When you update your site to https, the …

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