App Turns NYC Subway Maps Into Interactive Data Visualizations
If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to your eyes. But even if you’re not into any of those things, it might make dismal waits on subway platforms a little more fun.
Most programming doesn’t require a special brain, but it’s more frustrating and messier than anyone lets on. There are thousands of enthusiastic blog posts, classes and apps that aim to entice you with the promise of a slick, unequivocal procedure for learning to code. They rarely mention the tedium of getting your environment set up (which, trust me, even the nicest of your programmer friends don’t want to help you with, because that stuff is mad frustrating and nobody remembers how they did it).
…They don’t tell you that a lot of programming skill is about developing a knack for asking the right questions on Google and knowing which code is best to copy-paste. And they don’t let you in on a big secret: that there is no mastery, there is no final level. The anxiety of feeling lost and stupid is not something you learn to conquer, but something you learn to live with.
The Atlantic roams around Miami asking folks to share their smartphone’s most recent photo. Among the findings: a dude who walks around with a GoPro camera mounted on a giant cup.
Millennials have stopped trusting the government
Tomorrow, we’re introducing the latest incarnation of latimes.com (but you get a sneak peek!). You’ll see the same site whether you’re on a desktop, tablet or smartphone, and that site will include new features, including neighborhood pages that gather news, restaurant reviews and more Times coverage specific to each part of L.A. We hope you like it!
And they’re losing faith in our political system.
FCC: We'll Treat Internet Like Telephones if That's What It Takes
FCC chairman and former big telecom lobbyist Tom Wheeler just said in a blog post that he’s won’t hesitate to use Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 if he has to. This is the authority the FCC uses to regulate telephone companies. It’s also a move that’s sure to please net neutrality advocates.
Or they can just do that now and really save us all a ton of trouble.