Victor Loux Bookmarks

A feed of interesting articles and websites I have recently read. Please feel free to browse and send me suggestions of sites to look at — I’m curious about a lot of things!

Ramsey Orta filmed the killing of Eric Garner, so the police punished him - The Verge

theverge.com/2019/3/13/18253848/eric-garner-footage-ramsey-orta-police-brutality-killing-safety
He filmed the killing of Eric Garner. The video traveled far, but it wouldn’t get justice for his dead friend. Instead, the NYPD would exact their revenge through targeted harassment and eventually imprisonment—Orta’s punishment for daring to show the world police brutality.

User interfaces: hiding stuff should be a last resort by Adam Silver, designer based in London, UK.

adamsilver.io/articles/user-interfaces-hiding-stuff-should-be-a-last-resort/
Knowing how to present optional form fields is more tricky than it first seems. Let's discuss why that is and ways we can handle it to improve the user experience.

Abstraction, intuition, and the “monad tutorial fallacy” | blog :: Brent -> [String]

byorgey.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/abstraction-intuition-and-the-monad-tutorial-fallacy/
While working on an article for the Monad.Reader, I've had the opportunity to think about how people learn and gain intuition for abstraction, and the implications for pedagogy. The heart of the matter is that people begin with the concrete, and move to the abstract. Humans are very good at pattern recognition, so this is…

F's and V's Might Have Appeared After Agriculture - The Atlantic

theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/03/farming-hunter-gatherers-labiodentals-linguistics/584950/
If farming helped introduce f’s and v’s 12,000 years ago, it would challenge the principle that humans’ language abilities haven’t significantly changed since we first learned to speak.

Indico - Home

getindico.io/
Indico Project Official site - Indico is a powerful event (meetings, conferences, lectures) management system developed at CERN

ArchiveBox | 🗃 The open source self-hosted web archive. Takes browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more…

archivebox.io/
🗃 The open source self-hosted web archive. Takes browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more…

Should we build a wall around North Wales?

lrb.co.uk/v39/n14/daniel-trilling/should-we-build-a-wall-around-north-wales
People develop attachments to places, they move, they develop attachments to new places, and to new people. If you think people have a right to do that, then the question is how to support it. If you don’t, then you need to ask yourself: what level of violence are you prepared to tolerate to keep people in their place?