Jersey (British Isles), Taloyoak Artists, Kansas Mental Health, More: Sunday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, September 11, 2022


BBC: Heritage organisations merge archives for new website. “Two Jersey heritage organisations have merged their collections to create an online catalogue of the island’s history. Jersey Heritage and Société Jersiaise hope to make them more accessible to the public. Heritage will provide its archive and museum collections, and Société Jersiaise have brought its photographic and library collections to the website.”

Nunatsiaq News: Digital archive showcases decades of artwork by women of Taloyoak. “Fifty years after Judy McGrath and Arnaoyok Alookee started a grassroots arts collective for Taloyoak women, a regional heritage society is helping bring it alive online. McGrath and Alookee launched Arnaqarvik in 1972 to create a gathering space and venue for women in Taloyoak to come together, hone their skills and tell their stories through arts and crafts.”

KZRG: New app a welcome tool for youth suicide prevention in Kansas. “The free app, called ‘Kansas – A Friend AsKS,’ was developed in partnership with The Jason Foundation, a national suicide prevention organization, and can be found in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app connects youth to tools and resources to help a friend, or themselves, who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.”

Capitol Beat: Wanted: New homes for historic bridges. “The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is trying to find homes for historic bridges that have outlived their usefulness and need to be replaced. The agency’s Office of Environmental Services announced Wednesday the launching of a website that will spread the word about historic bridges that are available for relocation and preservation.”


Reuters: Social media firms to testify at U.S. Senate Homeland Security hearing. “The U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday with Facebook parent Meta Platforms, Alphabet’s YouTube, Twitter, and short video app TikTok on social media’s impact on homeland security. The panel led by Democratic Senator Gary Peters will also hear from a panel of former executives including from Twitter and Facebook.”


Engadget: Merriam-Webster just yeeted a bunch of internet slang into the dictionary. “The list of new words includes additions that clearly illustrate how these past years have gone for everyone. ‘Booster dose,’ which became a commonly uttered phrase because of the pandemic, gets its own Merriam-Webster page, so do ‘false positive’ and ‘false negative’ lab test results.”


Tom’s Hardware: How to Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Wi-Fi Access Point. “The latest Raspberry Pi OS release saw a beta of Network Manager, a tool new to the Raspberry Pi that replaces dhcpcd as a means to manage networking on the Pi. This new tool provides us with a simple, GUI based means to configure a spare Raspberry Pi as a wireless access point. If you need to extend a networking setup, add Wi-Fi to those hard to reach places, then this is for you.”


The Globe & Mail: An excerpt from Josh O’Kane’s Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy, a book revealing the collapse and failure of Sidewalk Labs. “Josh O’Kane spent more than two years covering Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs’ controversial ‘smart city’ in Toronto for The Globe and Mail. On Sept. 13, Random House Canada will publish Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy, his book revealing the inside story of the failed project and the company’s collapse. The following is an exclusive excerpt from the book.”

Business Insider: Google is reportedly cracking down on employee travel, telling managers to nix happy hours and other team meetups. “Google’s top brass reportedly told executives that moving forward, there would be a ‘high bar’ for what is considered critical travel. Social functions, team offsites, and travel to in-person events that offer a virtual option should no longer be approved, The Information reports.”


Axios: The staggering lack of female artists in America’s museums. “A recent analysis of major U.S. art museums by researchers at Williams College found that just 13% of artists featured in those collections were women. But some 55% of working artists are women, per data from the career platform Zippia.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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