Category: Skinning the Internet

Facebook note about models and simulations of all things

Most of my life I have been interested in solving games like chess on the computer, starting in high school (1963-1967). I took a graduate course in Artificial Intelligence as a sophomore at Case Institute of Technology (now CWRU). Then, because all my jobs drew on my background in computing and large scale problem solving,
Read More »

Twitter about World History Encyclopedia

https://twitter.com/whencyclopedia @whencyclopedia Our mission is “to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide” ==> “History” for everyone with access to the Internet. (~4.9 B)   “solar system colonization” now gives new meanings to “world”, global, “world-wide”,” everywhere”.

Twitter to yet another open access group about the need for a live, open, complete, collaborative map

Replying to @APSphysics @IOPPublishing and 3 others Your groups’ policies and ideas are mostly correct, but your Internet footprint and methods are a mess. “open access” has 524 Million entry points today on Google search. And your group is just adding, badly, to that mess. One live, open, complete, collaborative map would help.

Emoji languages – symbols and communication

Emily, Humans and animals with eyes are pretty good at quickly identifying things seen in the past.  It is a basic survival skill.  “Identify the person”, “Identify the weapon”, “Identify the ripe fruit”. So when training populations for basic survival, you probably have to go back to “Identify and classify quickly” – if you value
Read More »

Comment on Viki playback speeds, image controls, and search screens

I have reviewed the use of video playback speeds in various services.  YouTube uses 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2.0 but it is not sufficient.  I have experimented with speeds from 1/100 to 100x or faster.  Rather than a fixed set of speeds, an intelligent assistant can help. For action movies, they have
Read More »

Comments on PubFacts.com – is it for real? What and who is it for?

I came across PubFacts.com while searching for “parallel sequential” “fluorescence in situ hybridization”.  There is no location or identification information. No team.  It looks like someone copied material from PubMed and MedLine then put really basic queries and listings.  I wrote to ask them who they are, where they are, and what their goals might
Read More »

Image handling on the Internet, Pixels around a star

Thanks for the links. I spent the last few days going over the NexGen Level 3 Weather radar system. I downloaded many example datasets and tried to review and organize all the parts of it. Looking to see how to integrated radar, satellite, SDR (electromagnetic networks of many sorts), GPS and other sensor networks and
Read More »

NASA Web methods, policies, practices, staff, training, purpose

Emily, I have not forgotten about you and NASA.gov. In fact, I spent many full days checking different aspects of what is going on, who is doing it, who it serves, how much (if any) user involvement is allowed, the level of practice shown in the pages, integration (or not) with contractors and federal agencies,
Read More »

Sample Internet Foundation Tasks and Projects

Sample Instructions: “server boxes” project Research “old computers with barebones boot and run my own server” Buy old or new mid tower that can hold 6 disks, fast SATA, NVME SSD for memory mapping to handle big transfers at maximum speed.  And enough processors to run batch jobs like compile chromium process google ngrams gather
Read More »

New Video: Counting as Organization, with Objects in Javascript for Wikipedia and the Internet

I am pretty exhausted, I have to ask others for help, rather than figuring it out myself. Counting as Organization, with Objects in Javascript for Wikipedia and the Internet – https://youtu.be/m2-Hd1VNfYE In the video I show some small steps as part of a broad program of changes over the whole Internet, but no way to
Read More »