What I Am Reading Today: May 08-14, 2020

Many Experiments in One

Further thoughts about this experiment that began with What am I reading on 2020-04-25

Project goals: (as of 2020/05/08)

  1. Get stuff read - I open a lot of articles into new tabs, and then they just sit there. As a result, I often have over 90 tabs open. I am trying to keep that number down, so I decided to read them, make a quick note of their URL, and anything of note or to summarize them
  2. Study the mechanism Facebook uses to provide the article previews with a lot of examples
  3. Consider writing my own tool to produce previews of URLs
  4. Consider how to format this wiki page so that an automated tool could combine all the links into a formatted page for Mobirise web editor, along with the notes I took.

Weird Happenings

Anything unusual happen?

Articles Read

Most recently read, that dont fall into any of the following categories

    • There is also a difference between the drones when it comes to still image size. The Mavic 2 Pro is able to capture 5472 x 3648, while the Mavic 2 Zoom is capable of 4000 x 3000. As for the Mavic Mini and Mavic Air, their still image sizes are 4056 x 3040 (4:3) and 4056 x 2280 (16.9).
    • Explanation of special shooting modes:
      • The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom have an array of intelligent options, such as QuickShots, as well as:
        • HyperLapse: The aircraft shoots stable aerial shots and processes them automatically, enabling you to create professional-looking timelapses with a simple tap of a button, which you can share to social media immediately
        • HyperLight: A low-light setting designed to enhance your images while reducing noise significantly.
        • ActiveTrack 2.0: Take your tracking to another level, with features such as precise recognition, high-speed tracking and obstacle sensing.
        • Panoramas: The Mavic 2 supports four panorama modes including Sphere, 180°, Horizontal, and Vertical.
        • Intuitive Shooting Modes: These include Point of Interest 2.0, Waypoint 2.0 and Dolly Zoom (Mavic 2 Zoom only).
    • Notes:
      • So glad I wasnt staying just making living with Lyft/Uber
      • See what Harry Campbell’s take is on this
      • Opening in a Chrome incognito tab worked to get around their paywall
    • “Based on our analysis of the gig economy and the overall pie of consumers, unfortunately, there’s a slice that — until there’s a vaccine — will not get in a ride-sharing vehicle or use an Airbnb,” Mr. Ives said
    • Mr. Ives said he expected Uber’s revenue to contract 69 percent and Lyft’s 66 percent during the period, which covers April through June.
      • Lyft said rides on its service fell nearly 80 percent in late March and remained down 75 percent in mid-April. In May, passengers began to return cautiously to Lyft, but rides were still down 70 percent, Lyft executives said on a Wednesday earnings call with financial analysts.

Need to read

original link

Utah Traffic

Other stuff

From prior reading list

Scanner SDS-100 Videos

From prior reading list

George Carlin

Website builder

  • Note: I have decided to use mobirise


Other reading

Things I need to read

  • Book: Case against socialism

Research Projects

Growing Facebook Organically

New Funny Thoughts

New hashtags and fauxwords

Conversations Today

Here I am experimenting with tracking the threads where I engage in conversations. I post the same summaries as above, but then copy my comments, and with “Posted At:” keep a direct link to the FB article. Makes it easy to go back to specific threads to see what comments have been made, and maybe move those comments out to this page. add subsections for more involved conversations

Things to sign up for

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