Can anyone tell me why its a good idea to have all sites for the Internet Archive in and around San Franscisco ? I was watching this (link below) and when he shows the map at 5:38, I exploded into laughter… Is it a calculated risk or just avoiding the subject of the “ Big One“ ?

If you didn’t gather off the bat from the title, the problem with developing front end projects isn’t that it’s harder or more complicated, it’s that you made it harder and more complicated. You have the power of choice, so choose what you want to do - because the choices are overwhelming and there’s enough regular world overwhelming for a lifetime right now.

The World Wide Web is a broken system, populated with broken computers on broken networks, running broken software written by broken people. The web was supposed to bring us together. Vannevar Bush’s dream made silicon. A whisper from Xanadu.

Somewhere, the holy grail of informatics turned into a poisoned chalice. An ethically slacking, growth hacking panopticon. But there is a way out. It’s not perfect, but it’s there for those who want to build it. This issue is about the smol web.

Very nice!

What is our “Rome in 3D” project in general? Broadly speaking, it is an attempt to give you an opportunity to take a look at Rome as it really was, by the eyes of humans who lived there in that time. Due to this, we are already paying much attention (and will proceed) to the level of details, adding realistic materials, colors, visual and weather effects. That’s why we are concentrating just on the center of the Rome for now, just to focus on quality and details.

Now we are planning to add a little additional territory (such as Circus Maximus, Velabrum area), and release our project as a 3d walkthrough application. I hope we will be able to complete it in a year approximately.

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~ snigger ~

Let us begin this review by defining the subject matter. The term Semantic Web as used in this article is a field of research rather than a concrete artifact—in a similar way, say, Artificial Intelligence denotes a field of research rather than a concrete artifact. A concrete artifact, which may deserve to be called “The Semantic Web” may or may not come into existence someday, and indeed some members of the research field may argue that part of it has already been built. Sometimes the term Semantic Web technologies is used to describe the set of methods and tools arising out of the field in an attempt to avoid terminological confusion. We will come back to all this in the article in some way; however, the focus here is to review the research field.

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Nodding very much about this. Some great comments in the thread too.

“Because in 10 years nothing you built today that depends on JS for the content will be available, visible, or archived anywhere on the web.

All your fancy front-end-JS-required frameworks are dead to history, a mere evolutionary blip in web app development practices. Perhaps they provided interesting ephemeral prototypes, nothing more.”

// cc @root and @digiterate_dingo ‘cos of recent convo :-)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25813836


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Heya everyone, I currently planning to work on a website/web application for a project. It would have client accounts, a UI/UX for selling digital content that would stay on that website.

I have a little experience but was wondering if there suggestions in terms of way to go, frameworks, how to make it lightweight, easy to maintain, and DRM friendly ?

Also, any advice, links on how-to’s, etc ?

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