A Theory of Documentation

"Documentation needs to include and be structured around its four different functions: tutorials, how-to guides, explanation and technical reference. Each of them requires a distinct mode of writing. People working with software need these four different kinds of documentation at different times, in different circumstances - so software usually needs them all. And documentation needs … Continue reading A Theory of Documentation

Instant Archetypes: A New Tarot For The New Normal by Superflux

"If you are familiar with the tarot you will recognise Instant Archetypes cards as direct (post) modernised substitutes of the classic Major Arcana. It is a condensed symbolic mythology of the present moment, in the way that the classic cards condensed a symbolic mythology of the past. The old archetypes have not disappeared, they just … Continue reading Instant Archetypes: A New Tarot For The New Normal by Superflux

Manyverse, Android App for the Scuttlebutt Social Network

Manyverse is an alpha Android app for Scuttlebutt, the off-grid social network. It needs a lot of work at this point. But, it's an interesting model I hope gets some traction. If you need a pub server, try: http://ssb.learningsocieties.org There are others software efforts that are similar. Compare Manyverse to Riot.im, Keybase, Mastodon, the Safe … Continue reading Manyverse, Android App for the Scuttlebutt Social Network

Intra

"Intra protects you from DNS manipulation, a cyber attack used to block access to news sites, social media platforms and messaging apps." —https://getintra.org/#!/ An app from Google's Jigsaw Team that incorporates encrypted DNS lookups that come stock in 9 into older versions of Android. Not as good as using a VPN, but better than nothing.

Empathy Quotient

"The Empathy Quotient (EQ) is a 60-item questionnaire [snip] designed to measure empathy in adults...Clinically, the empathy measurements provided by the EQ are used by mental health professionals in assessing the level of social impairment in certain disorders like Autism. However, since levels of empathy vary significantly between individuals, even between those without any mental … Continue reading Empathy Quotient

Why Athletes Are Ditching Ibuprofen for CBD | Outside Online

"Marijuana has long been considered an alternative pain medication, with THC, the principle psychoactive compound in the plant, getting most of the attention. CBD is another active component and could offer some of the same medical benefits (anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, analgesic), but without the side effect of getting high. CBD interacts with serotonin and vanilloid receptors … Continue reading Why Athletes Are Ditching Ibuprofen for CBD | Outside Online

Project Implicit

"Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a 'virtual laboratory' for collecting data on the Internet." You can … Continue reading Project Implicit