November 14, 2019
Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn’t mean to, like buying or signing up for something. The purpose of this site is to spread awareness and to shame companies that use them.
Link: Dark Patterns
November 13, 2019
The Future of Global Classroom Education Report by Google (PDF)
Education is evolving at a faster pace than any other period in recent history. Because of this, it’s more important than ever to understand how and where it’s changing so that educators and schools can support students in preparing for challenges and careers that don’t exist today. This report aims to identify and examine research-based shifts in classroom education that are taking place around the world.
Link: The Future of Classroom Education Report by Google
November 12, 2019
Using Shortcut to make a link post
Shortcuts are great. Above is an example where I copy some text from an article and trigger a shortcut (from the share menu in Safari). The Shortcut creates a new blog post and posts the link and the text that I had copied earlier.
November 12, 2019
To make laziness work for you, put some effort into it | Aeon Ideas
But it could be that laziness is written into our genes. Our nomadic ancestors had to conserve energy to compete for scarce resources, flee predators and fight enemies. Expending effort on anything other than short-term advantage could jeopardise their very survival. In any case, in the absence of conveniences such as antibiotics, banks, roads or refrigeration, it made little sense to think long-term. Today, mere survival has fallen off the agenda, and it is long-term vision and commitment that lead to the best outcomes. Yet our instinct remains to conserve energy, making us averse to abstract projects with distant and uncertain payoffs.
Link: To make laziness work for you, put some effort into it | Aeon Ideas
November 1, 2019
I have not spent as time in Osaka compared to Tokyo. But somehow it still feels more like home.
October 31, 2019
Scientists Now Know How Sleep Cleans Toxins From the Brain | WIRED
What she discovered was that during non-REM sleep, large, slow waves of cerebrospinal fluid were washing over the brain. The EEG readings helped show why. During non-REM sleep, neurons start to synchronize, turning on and off at the same time. “First you would see this electrical wave where all the neurons would go quiet,” says Lewis. Because the neurons had all momentarily stopped firing, they didn’t need as much oxygen. That meant less blood would flow to the brain. But Lewis’s team also observed that cerebrospinal fluid would then rush in, filling in the space left behind.
Link: Scientists Now Know How Sleep Cleans Toxins From the Brain | WIRED