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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Tvjf0buc8

      graph thinking

      • intuitive
      • speed, agility
      • adaptability

      ; graph thinking : focuses on relationships to turn data into information and uses patterns to find meaning

      property graph data model

      • relationships (connectors with verbs which can have properties)
      • nodes (have names and can have properties)

      Examples:

      • Purchase recommendations for products in real time
      • Fraud detection

      Use for dependency analysis

  2. Nov 2021
  3. Sep 2021
    1. four building blocks and 14 signals for improving and inspiring the design of better digital public spaces
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      List of sketchnote patterns

      • linear
      • radial
      • vertical
      • path
      • modular
      • skyscraper
      • popcorn

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    1. @doughoff Thanks for kicking this off. I'm relieved to see someone else occupied (personally I'm worried) with this topic.

      I've recently begun some work on memorizing birds in North America. Bird song is one of the more intimidating areas for me as I have absolutely zero knowledge of music beyond a pair of functioning ears.

      In my early searches for a comprehensive text to work from, I did note that the book Birds of North America (Golden Field Guides series) by Chandler S. Robbins, & Bertel Bruun, and Herbert S. Zim (St. Martin's Press, 2001) was one of the few guides that dealt with birdsong and had a short section on the subject in the front and listed visual sonograms for most birds. Sadly, the book didn't include audio which I think may have been incredibly helpful in matching the sound with the visuals.

      I have bookmarked a few websites that deal with it, though there are sure to be many others that match birdsong audio to a visual representation of some sort. Here are a few of those:

      Initially I imagined that through direct experience in listening and viewing these sonograms, I might come to some sort of facility with them. Next I would potentially rely on the concept of pareidolia to come up with some images to attach to them.

      In any case, I thought I'd sketch out my general plan and some of the resources and words I'd come across to see if they may be of help to others. I'm looking forward to seeing what others may have come up with or used as well. Birdsong will assuredly be the last piece of the puzzle that I build into my bird repertoire.

      Incidentally, after having done some significant library searching and bird guide/handbook review, I've chosen Birds of North America, Francois Vuilleumier (Dorling Kindersley, 2020, ISBN:978-0-7440-2053-3) as my "bible" for it's structuring of bird families, photographs, descriptions, and variety of data about birds and their ranges. It's about as comprehensive (for my area of the world) as anything out there, is well laid out, and sort of makes its own method of loci based on page layouts and color schemes. It is too large to take out into the field easily, but I find that working on storing the data is easier in the comfort of the house than the wilderness.

      I'll also note that it has representative visual flight diagrams which may be relatively easy to categorize and therefore memorize bird flight patterns. If others have better or more detailed resources for this, I'd love to know those as well.

      bird flight patterns.PNG|630x500, 75%

  8. Apr 2021
  9. Mar 2021
    1. Uber::Option implements the pattern of taking an option, such as a proc, instance method name, or static value, and evaluate it at runtime without knowing the option's implementation.
  10. Feb 2021
    1. provide interfaces so you don’t have to think about them

      Question to myself: Is not having to think about it actually a good goal to have? Is it at odds with making intentional/well-considered decisions?  Obviously there are still many of interesting decisions to make even when using a framework that provides conventions and standardization and makes some decisions for you...

    2. Trailblazer is an architectural pattern that comes with Ruby libraries to implement that pattern.
    1. But what if leadership not only ignores our recommendations but tells us to do something different? I'll never forget one comment. "We're lying to our users," one anguished UX designer told me, explaining that leadership regularly ordered the UX team to create designs that were intentionally misleading. Apparently it helped boost profits.
    1. I think a better, more immediately understandable name for this concept would be command object, because it lets you pass around commands (or a list of commands) as objects.

      That's the only thing you really need to know abut this pattern. The rest seems like boring implementation details that aren't that important, and that naturally follow from the primary definition above.

  11. Jan 2021
    1. Recently, WhatsApp updated its privacy policy to allow sharing data with its parent, Facebook. Users who agreed to use WhatsApp under its previous privacy policy had two options: agree to the new policy or be unable to use WhatsApp again. The WhatsApp privacy policy update is a classic bait-and-switch: WhatsApp lured users in with a sleek interface and the impression of privacy, domesticated them to remove their autonomy to migrate, and then backtracked on its previous commitment to privacy with minimal consequence. Each step in this process enabled the next; had user domestication not taken place, it would be easy for most users to switch away with minimal friction.

      Definitely a dark pattern that has been replicated many times.

    1. Ignoring a function parameter can be especially useful in some cases, for example, when implementing a trait when you need a certain type signature but the function body in your implementation doesn’t need one of the parameters. The compiler will then not warn about unused function parameters, as it would if you used a name instead.
  12. Dec 2020
  13. Nov 2020
    1. How can I create Internet ingress and egress security patterns for AWS

      [[How can I create Internet ingress and egress security patterns]]

    1. Alexanderproposeshomesandofficesbedesignedandbuiltbytheireventualoccupants.Thesepeople,hereasons,knowbesttheirrequirementsforaparticularstructure.Weagree,andmakethesameargumentforcomputerprograms.Computerusersshouldwritetheirownprograms.KentBeck&WardCunningham,1987 [7]

      Users should program their own programs because they know their requirements the best.

      [7]: Beck, K. and Cunningham, W. Using pattern languages for object-oriented programs. Tektronix, Inc. Technical Report No. CR-87-43 (September 17, 1987), presented at OOPSLA-87 workshop on Specification and Design for Object-Oriented Programming. Available online at http://c2.com/doc/oopsla87.html (accessed 17 September 2009)

    2. Before the publication of the ‘Gang of Four’ book that popularised software patterns [4], Richard Gabriel described Christopher Alexander’s patterns in 1993 as a basis for reusable object‐oriented software in the following way:Habitabilityisthecharacteristicofsourcecodethatenablesprogrammers,coders,bug­fixers,andpeoplecomingtothecodelaterinitslifetounderstanditsconstructionandintentionsandtochangeitcomfortablyandconfidently.

      Interesting concept for how easy to maintain a piece of software is.

  14. Oct 2020
    1. Having low scores posted for all coworkers to see was “very embarrassing,” said Steph Buja, who recently left her job as a server at a Chili’s in Massachusetts. But that’s not the only way customers — perhaps inadvertently — use the tablets to humiliate waitstaff. One diner at Buja’s Chili’s used Ziosk to comment, “our waitress has small boobs.”According to other servers working in Ziosk environments, this isn’t a rare occurrence.

      This is outright sexual harrassment and appears to be actively creating a hostile work environment. I could easily see a class action against large chains and/or against the app maker themselves. Aggregating the data and using it in a smart way is fine, but I suspect no one in the chain is actively thinking about what they're doing, they're just selling an idea down the line.

      The maker of the app should be doing a far better job of filtering this kind of crap out and aggregating the data in a smarter way and providing a better output since the major chains they're selling it to don't seem to be capable of processing and disseminating what they're collecting.

    2. Systems like Ziosk and Presto allow customers to channel frustrations that would otherwise end up on public platforms like Yelp — which can make or break a restaurant — into a closed system that the restaurant controls.

      I like that they're trying to own and control their own data, but it seems like they've relied on a third party company to do most of the thinking for them and they're not actually using the data they're gathering in the proper ways. This is just painfully deplorable.

    1. Many will tease the possibility of going private, posting announcements in their page bios like, “Going private in the next 24 hours,” to entice people to follow while they can.

      This is painfully sad as it's not like the page doesn't want more followers and isn't going to approve each and every one of them...

    1. The other two are where the open web is severely lacking: The seamless integration into one user interface of both reading and writing, making it very easy to respond to others that way, or add to the river of content.

      As I read this I can't help thinking about my friend Aaron Davis (@mrkrndvs) a member of the IndieWeb, whose domain name is appropriately https://readwriterespond.com/

  15. Sep 2020
    1. we need to step back and make a closer look at the DRY principle. As I mentioned earlier, it stands for "Don’t Repeat Yourself" and requires that any piece of domain knowledge has a single representation in your code base. The words domain knowledge are key here. DRY is not about duplicating code. It is specifically about duplicating domain knowledge

      This is actually a good point – to have a single representation of specific piece of domain knowledge in the code.

      DRY is not about duplicating code.

  16. Aug 2020
    1. the prevalence of dark patterns online is harmful to people—and has the potential to impact more than just their wallets.

      shopping addiction

    2. “Dark patterns are being used to undermine privacy, and to rob users of their ability to critically reflect on their actions,” he says. “Design and behavioral science have become weaponized to solely benefit online retailers and to exploit users.”

      Technology which is not designed for the user, but to maximize profits: the opposite of what Humane Technology states

    3. It can be hard to determine the line between clever marketing and outright deception.

      the whole point of life

    4. Most dark patterns are design choices, but others are arguably just fraud.
    1. By the way, just to get back to notational bias for a sec, the term “dark pattern” is problematic for reasons that should be clear if you think about it for a minute or two so let’s collectively start working on better language for that. Mmmmkay?

      Naming is hard, but it would have been nice to have a suggestion or two of alternates here.

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    1. Also, with more design styles and choices, many websites opt to not use an underlining style for an embedded link in text, nor will they use a traditional blue color to indicate an embedded link.

      Fortunately Google's ranking algorithm penalizes against this in addition to requirements for better online accessibility that help to encourage against these sorts of dark patterns of web design. Users still need to be aware that they exist however.

  20. Apr 2020
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    1. The pattern below has become exceptionally useful for me (pun intended). It's clean, can be easily modularized, and the errors are expressive. Within my class I define new errors that inherit from StandardError, and I raise them with messages (for example, the object associated with the error).
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  23. Jan 2020
    1. Fundamental to any science or engineering discipline is a common vocabulary for expressing its concepts, and a language for relating them together. The goal of patterns within the software community is to create a body of literature to help software developers resolve recurring problems encountered throughout all of software development. Patterns help create a shared language for communicating insight and experience about these problems and their solutions. Formally codifying these solutions and their relationships lets us successfully capture the body of knowledge which defines our understanding of good architectures that meet the needs of their users. Forming a common pattern language for conveying the structures and mechanisms of our architectures allows us to intelligibly reason about them. The primary focus is not so much on technology as it is on creating a culture to document and support sound engineering architecture and design.

      Without reference to software development, this reads as:

      Fundamental to any science or engineering discipline is a common vocabulary for expressing its concepts, and a language for relating them together. [...] Patterns help create a shared language for communicating insight and experience about these problems and their solutions. [...] Forming a common pattern language for conveying the structures and mechanisms of our architectures allows us to intelligibly reason about them. The primary focus is not so much on technology as it is on creating a culture to document and support sound engineering architecture and design.

  24. Nov 2019
    1. Middleware works a lot like a decorator. It doesn't alter the original API of the service, but it can augment it with new features and concerns. This has the inherent advantage of allowing all thidparty code to have an influence over the behaviour, state, and UI of a component.
  25. Oct 2019
    1. The world can be resolved into digital bits, with each bit made of smaller bits. These bits form a fractal pattern in fact-space. The pattern behaves like a cellular automaton. The pattern is inconceivably large in size and dimensions. Although the world started simply, its computation is irreducibly complex.
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  30. cloud.degrowth.net cloud.degrowth.net
    1. There are all these different structures. Thirdly, we need to inter-pollinate, and share these experiences. We need the culture of dialogue. We need to learn how to communicate in different ways- to share patterns, dance, paint etc. Finally, I would like to call it a carnival, and not a confluence- including different worlds,
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  32. Nov 2017
    1. Figure 4: Typical diurnal cycle for traffi c in the Internet. The scale on the vertical axis is the percentage of total users of the service that are on-line at the time indicated on the horizontal axis. (Source: [21])

      I can't see an easy way to link to this graph itself, but this reference should make it easier to get to this image in future

  33. Oct 2017
  34. blog.ashleyalexandraa.com blog.ashleyalexandraa.com
    1. Netzahualcoyotl

      Netzahualcoyotl was a King, philosopher, and poet from the Aztec Empire.

      Another key part to Dario's poem is his constant allusions to powerful people of Latin American's pre-columbian past. Here he alludes to Montezuma, but he also alludes to Cuahtemoc in the following lines. These allusions can allow the reader to see an alternate history where Latin America is powerful before Western influence. Montezuma was another Aztec leader famous for his dramatic confrontation with the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.

    2. where you put your bullet you put the future.

      Throughout the poem, Dario refers back to the United States being a powerful force. Not only a powerful force in the an abstract sense, but literally powerful through a bullet. This pattern is critical for understanding the poem. Drawing back to the United States imperialism, Dario comments on the failed sense of power exerted throughout the world. If the United States can exert its power merely through force then is the United States truly powerful?

  35. Apr 2017
    1. p. 56 (and 67[sic--it isn't there]) membership on mailing lists tends to be more stable in the spring semester than the fall

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  36. Sep 2016
    1. regional, national, and global

      Comma pattern - x,y, and z

    2. relations, students

      dc, ic

    3. relations, students

      dc, ic

    4. practices, both

      ic, dc

    5. issues, Welch

      dc, ic

    6. be, union

      v, s

    7. are, or

      FANBOYS

    8. s teach-ers, social workers, healthcare providers, engineers, service workers, and technician

      x, y, and z

    9. Pains), since

      FANBOYS

    10. part, Welch

      Intro Element

    11. Era," Nancy

      DC, IC

    12. example, in

      Intro Element

    13. issues, including

      ic, dc

    14. In fact, it

      Intro, IC

    15. changes, or

      IC, FANBOYS

    16. habit, not

      IC, FANBOY

    17. lace, crisis, and discourse

      X, Y, and Z

    18. Instead, I

      This is an intro, IC

    19. care, impact, memory, and decidability

      These are all x, y, and z commas.

    20. have attempted to implement this kind of rhetorical approach in my own classroom, although the project is ongoing and far from perfect.
    21. However, we can imagine a dif-ferent kind of investment and care that is habituated in the work of inquiry, not in the work of feeling.
    22. Such a task is not possible, nor is it desirable.
    23. This is not to say that I imagine some way in which feeling is removed from the site of pedagogy or public rhetoric. Such a task is not possible, nor is it desirable.
    24. engagement, and while

      IC, fanboy IC

    25. As white students, they felt disconnected from the historical details contained in the archives.

      DC,IC

    26. Students assured me that they were inter-ested and passionate about other subjects that could also be studied in the ar-chives: campus architecture, other student organizations, or even important historical figures who contributed to campus life.

      X,Y, and Z

    27. However, the conclusions themselves were troubling in the ways they reflected my peda-gogy.

      Intro Element: however

    28. xperiences, learns, understands, and invents

      x,y, and z

    29. The papers them-selves were well-written, creative, and visually masterful.

      X,Y, and Z

    30. Others, meanwhile, were visibly disappointed

      S, , V

    31. home, depending

      IC, IC

    32. During the next class, I once again announced that this focus would be our group's only task

      DC, IC

    33. theorist, Benjamin

      DC, IC

    34. , for

      fanboys

    35. , or

      fanboys

    36. However,

      Into element and transition

    37. This means that I must plan the classes at least a few days in advance, giving the administra-tive assistant time to copy the handout for me.

      IC, DC