#Twitterfun: None of them are doctors.

They have like, three or four kids? Very nice. None of them are doctors.” – my mom, updating me on a family whom she insists I met once in 1983.

Anil Dash posted on twitter:

Ironically, when my mother describes people’s children (including her own) as non-doctors, she delivers the news as if it were a grave diagnosis. – “Acute amedicalosis? Oh no! Ma, do you think they’re gonna make it?”

Anil Dash continues….

My mother knows every person in Trinidad and will refer to them in conversation as if I’m supposed to know who all of them are.

Laurie Voss

“Do you remember, before you are born, the uncle who had died? It’s his niece, she is going to go to Stanford.”

Anil Dash

My grandmother used to do the same except instead of Stanford it always ended with “yeah well they died.”

Steven Sinofsky

Reminds me of rural Midwest driving directions. “Right, so, you want to go down the old state route and then turn left two roads before where Olsen’s barn used to be, take the right after Carter’s place and then it’ll be a few more minutes and you’re there.

Eric Meyer

To this day, anytime I go home, I get the full rundown of the extended families of kids who were like 3 years behind me in school.

Ross Grady

Absolutely, If one of them has a dog that got sprayd by a skunk, you need to know.

Anil Dash.

There are days, when I love my twitter feed.

A Study of News Sites' Front Pages

Articles created on the website of a news company, will bubble up to the front-page. What are the visuals featured for those articles?

Here are five examples of today’s front pages:

CNN front page
CNN Front page 02/03/2020

USA Today
USA Today front page 03/02/2020

LA Times frontpage
LA Times front page 02/03/2020

Boston Globe
Boston Globe Frontpage 02/03/2020

BBC News
BBC News frontpage 02/03/2020

What can we do with headshot featured image?

Here are a few examples

44 Songs of Obama’s summer 2019

On August 24, 2019, this tweet happened:

On the following pages you can listen to the song, read the lyrics, find more music by the same musicians and learn more about the artists.

If you want to pick go +1 on the page, meaning if you want to learn more about Lauryn Hill (12) go to Page 13

Obama’s 2018 List of Favorite Songs

JSX: Ignoring Case-Sensitivity Sends Browser Into Endless Loop

I am about half-way through Zac Gordon’s book React Explained. I read most of it on the plane back from Europe and didn’t do the exercises. A couple weeks ago I finally circled back to the exercises.

For the JSX exercise #3 we are asked to create a Header component with a header element and the two earlier used example inside of it.

When I tried to run my code, every browser would choke and the computer freeze. I was quite stumped. I couldn’t figure it out. I gave up and watch Zac’s video and before he got to the spot it already dawn on me that Capitalization is a feature of JSX and React.

When I first wrote my code it wasn’t clear to me the distinction between Header the component and <header/> the element. I had both capitalized and sent the browser into an endless loop fast, with self referencing component calls.

Here is the correct code. Capital H for the component. Small h for the header element.

function Header() {
       return(
        <header id="main">
          {h1LinkEl}
          {pEl}
        </header>
       );
     }

Then we can call it in the render function

 ReactDOM.render(
     <Header/>,
      document.getElementById('root')
    );

360° Tour Krypta in the Temple de Saint Sava, Belgrade, Serbia

In June, we visited Belgrade, Serbia and experimented with 360° photography. This is a photo of the Krypta of the Temple. The main church space wasn’t finished yet, except for the mosaic in the rotunda. Christian also made a 360° image. It always looks funny when people using their phone to create these image. They are highly focused to chase down every blue dot in their camera, so the Pixel camera can stick together these immersive experiences. 

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What was a niche discussion twenty-two years ago, goes mainstream. Moral Panic.

A moral panic is a widespread fear, most often an irrational one, that someone or something is a threat to the values, safety, and interests of a community or society at large. Typically, a moral panic is perpetuated by news media, fueled by politicians, and often results in the passage of new laws or policies that target the source of the panic. In this way, moral panic can foster increased social control.

Ashely Crossman’s definition of moral panic

Jeff Jarvis quoted above definition in his Atlantic essay: 

Platforms Are Not Publishers
The essential value of the internet is conversation, not content—and journalists need to embrace it.

On the make community blog a discussion flared up which reminded me of discussions we had about 22 years ago around free speech and censorship and Nazis. And the start of ShoahProject.net.  And who can and who can’t sponsor a WordCamp