Wow! Microsoft is opening up 60 000 patents for free use by anyone in the Open Invention Network (OIN).
They've also joined LOT, an anti-patent troll group.
"as late as 2014, Microsoft made approximately $3.4 billion from its Android patents."
This is amazing! As @kaniini says, we still need to be vigilant about MS, but there's no denying this is a huge deal! https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-open-sources-its-entire-patent-portfolio/ #patents
No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.
You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.
It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.
Launch time! https://blog.datawrapper.de/locator-maps/
look at these few lines of JS code to see how easy it is to make a pie chart in D3
data > Array(18) [Object, Object, Object,...]
format > ƒ m(t)
color > ƒ i(i)
This week is launch week at #Datawrapper 🙏
If you happen to be in Berlin on Oct 22 (same time as Info+ and IEEE VIS) join us for the Data Stories Listener meetup! Here is the link to sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-stories-listener-meetup-registration-50557867944.
“Let’s make this boring bar chart a little bit more fancy by using horrible colors and distorting it” 😖 https://vis.social/media/6ipWY5bWzc-68xd9B6U
Since reading this http://tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/ I can't seem to get the phrase "that’s just lazy programming" out of my head. Started rewriting some mildly inefficient code that was working fine out of guilt. We all know our weak spots..
Yay, the fantastic hand-drawn North American Continent #map by Anton Thomas is 99.9% complete, after four years of work (!). Can't wait to see this hanging on a wall nearby... https://www.antonthomasart.com/the-north-american-continent.html
3d data vis feast, looking inside a super typhone https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/15/world/asia/super-typhoon-mangkhut-ompong-storm.html
RT @EFF@twitter.com: BREAKING: Worst possible outcome in the European Parliament copyright vote: MEPs vote for #uploadfilters , #linktax, a narrow #TDM exception for data-mining, no #freedomofpanorama—plus a new IP right for sports organizers.
Cross-posting my thread about the great WaPo hurricane tracker map
For those in and around Berlin this October and planning to attend InfoPlusConf and/or IEEE VIS, be sure to check out the 1-day #VisInPractice speaker lineup at VIS on Monday Oct 22: http://visinpractice.org.
The VIS early bird registration deadline is this Friday Sept 7: http://ieeevis.org/year/2018/info/registration/conference-registration
Started re-reading "Don't Make Me Think" to improve my rudimentary UI/UX design skills. any other (more recent) book recommendations?
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