Friday, May 27th, 2022

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‘No way to prevent this’: why the Onion’s gun violence headline is so devastating

5/27/2022 5:24 am | | Tags: gun control, the onion, satire

This blows my mind. In some ways it reminds me about the Mythbusters episode about the plane on a treadmill.

5/27/2022 5:51 am | | Tags: science

Firearms are leading cause of death among U.S

Firearms are now the leading cause of death for children and adolescents 0-19 years of age, with a staggering 83 percent increase in youth firearm fatalities over the past decade, according to a commentary published in Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. Nearly two-thirds of youth firearm deaths were from homicides. Strikingly, Black youth had an unprecedented 40 percent increase in firearm fatalities between 2019 to 2020.

5/27/2022 5:59 am | | Tags: gun control, us politics

I have, this week, become interested in exploring the possibilities of podcast transcripts as information inputs. I enjoy podcasts and listen to them regularly, but at the same time, they are a slower medium for delivery of information. I've realized that a lot of the bigger information podcasts, being bigger businesses and given today's technology, provide a transcript of their episodes.

With these transcripts I can more quickly read and consume the information, as well as (if I'm archiving them) search and have as an easily referenceable source of information in the future. The trick, for many of these, is to find the most ideal process for archiving them. So far, my solution is a manual process, that has me checking the various sites for the latest transcript, then utilizing a browser plugin which downloads the page as Markdown formatted text. I'll then add it to a queue for me to read and clean up the markdown (usually this is removing ad insertions, etc.)

I'm still very new to the process, and who knows how long I'll keep up with it, but it is interesting to me.

I'm also experimenting with a split-podcast listening process. I have one app (Pocketcasts) which is my primary, it has the majority of the podcasts I listen to. And then I am testing Snipd, which is a podcast player that has build in transcription and is designed for you to share parts of your favorite podcasts. We'll see.

5/27/2022 6:50 am | | Tags: podcast, transcript

News Homepages

Ben Welsh is a journalist, but he has also set up an automated tool which captures and archives newspaper frontpages on their website.

5/27/2022 6:53 am | | Tags: newspaper, archiving

Conte to stay on coaching for the Tottenham Hotspurs

I am thrilled by this news. The turnaround he managed with our squad has been fantastic and I am very hopeful for the future.

5/27/2022 11:07 am | | Tags: soccer, premier league, tottenham
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