industryterm:online tool

  • Word Counting in C++: Implementing a Simple Word Counter—Jonathan Boccara

    Useful to learn.

    Word Counting in C++: Implementing a Simple Word Counter by Jonathan Boccara

    From the article:

    Word counts can reveal information about your code, or make an unknown piece of code more expressive to your eyes. There are online tools to count words in generic text, but most of those I’ve come across are designed around counting words in text and SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Since analysing source code is not the same thing as analysing the text of a blog post, let’s design a tool fit for our needs of counting words in code. This way, we will be able to make it evolve when we discover new tasks to try with our word counter. Another reason to write our own word counter is that it will let us practice interface design, and also STL algorithms, (...)


  • Word Counting in C++: Implementing a Simple Word Counter

    Word counts can reveal information about your code, or make an unknown piece of code more expressive to your eyes. There are online tools to count words in generic text, but most of those I’ve come across are designed around counting words in text and SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Since analysing source code is not the […]

  • Home Office used charity data map to deport rough sleepers | UK news | The Guardian

    The Home Office secretly acquired sensitive data, showing the nationality of people sleeping rough on the streets, in order to remove them from Britain, the Observer can reveal.

    A chain of emails sent by senior Home Office immigration officials show how they used information that was designed to protect rough sleepers to target vulnerable individuals for deportation. The internal correspondence shows the Home Office repeatedly requesting and finally gaining access to a map created by the Greater London Authority (GLA) that identified and categorised rough sleepers by nationality.

    #caratographie et utilisation politique de la carte

  • The New Tool That Could Revolutionize How We Measure Justice

    “The enormity of the country’s criminal justice system — 15,000 state and local courts, 18,000 local law enforcement agencies, more than two million prisoners — looks even more daunting when you consider how little we know about what is actually going on in there. Want to know who we prosecute and why? Good luck. Curious about how many people are charged with misdemeanors each year? Can’t tell you. How about how many people reoffend after prison? We don’t really know that, either. In an age when everything is measured — when data determines the television we watch, the clothes we buy and the posts we see on Facebook — the justice system is a disturbing exception. Agencies exist in silos, and their data stays with them. Instead, we make policy based on anecdote, heavily filtered through a political lens. This week the nonprofit Measures for Justice is launching an online tool meant to shine a high beam into these dark corners.It is gathering numbers from key criminal justice players — prosecutors offices, public defenders, courts, probation departments — in each of America’s more than 3,000 counties. Staffers clean the data, assemble it in an apples-to-apples format, use it to answer a standard set of basic questions, and make the results free and easy to access and understand.”

  • A Tweet to Kurt Eichenwald, a Strobe and a Seizure. Now, an Arrest. - The New York Times

    When the journalist Kurt Eichenwald opened an animated image sent to him on Twitter in December, the message “You deserve a seizure for your posts” appeared in capital letters along with a blinding strobe light. Mr. Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, immediately suffered a seizure.

    On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had arrested John Rayne Rivello, 29, at his home in Salisbury, Md., and accused him of sending the electronic file. The agency charged Mr. Rivello with criminal cyberstalking with the intent to kill or cause bodily harm.

    The unusual case has shown how online tools can be deployed as weapons capable of physical harm. The F.B.I. and the Dallas police led the investigation into Mr. Rivello, and the police said he sent the strobe light knowing that it was likely to lead Mr. Eichenwald, who has publicly discussed his epilepsy, into a seizure.

    #armes_logicielles #haine #épilepsie

  • Minimalist web publishing platforms / Boing Boing

    Check out, a toy ‘publishing platform’ I made. I put that phrase in quotes because it’s designed to be as lightweight as possible: you type in text and hit publish, and your work is live on the internet.

    While I worked on it a couple of weeks ago (many thanks go to Ken Snider, @zemnmez, Ben Overmyer, Johannes Kröger and y’all) usage exploded, with front-page items on Hacker News and The Verge. It got 10,000 postings in a day (most of them ‘testing 123’ or ‘asdfadfgasaf’) and my inbox got hit with everything from thank-yous from activists to bug reports to offers from entrepreneurs to buy it: all fantastic for the ego. It even impressed the proprietors of Brutalist Websites, my favorite art movement!

    Whatever nerve strikes, it’s a raw one: I also got some of the most savage and contemptuous hate mail over it I’ve ever enjoyed. And, of course, ‘I coulda built that in a weekend!’

    @mathowie someone told me they could built in a weekend and I had the pleasure of saying I built it in an hour
    — Rob Beschizza (@Beschizza) March 3, 2017

    Better, it turns out there’s a largely unsung group of web developers who’ve each independently created much the same thing. Check out all of these minimal publishing hosts, each much like but each with its own distinctive flavor: is plain and perfect. Unlike it allows post editing for the duration of your browser session. Barry T. Smith made it with Adam Newbold to provide ‘fast web pages for everybody,’ especially those with poor internet and low-end devices. (Newbold also made, itself among the many inspirations for; see also Drew McConville’s bettermotherfuckingwebsite for an idea of what a line of CSS can do for you.)

    Said So is ‘a simple, anonymous, non-indexed, non-searchable microblogging platform,’ but with share links, and stylish typography. Writes author Apostolos Pantsiopoulos: “Anonymity was the first thing that interested me. Then after I watched the documentary ‘helvetica’ I was inspired to create a minimal posting service that removes all the unnecessary clutter and deliver the message as emphasized as possible, using a font that has this ‘authority’ effect on people.” is a focused-writing platform on the web, with an eye toward fiction. Beautiful, well-crafted web design and functionality creates a native app-like experience. It has user accounts and the HTML is relatively heavy. There’s cool weirdness like ambient sounds (cafe, storm, bonfire, forest, Hogwarts, Castle Black) and a ‘Hemingway assistant’ that nags you when you use adverbs or the passive voice., by Andrew Chilton, is a nice balance between just-publish-it simplicity and optional features. There are secret Page IDs to allow later editing without logging in or issuing cookies. There are trackers and scripts, but not too many. And it’s open source! is a lightweight focused-writing site, but feels more ‘web-like’ than app-like—a good thing, if you catch my meaning. It allows image uploads and you can edit posts. It’s basically perfect: it’s probably what you want if you find too limited but don’t want to sign up for anything. Another in the focus-writer vein. You can create accounts and it makes it very easy to do so. It’s not quite so simple as or, but makes it very easy to push your deathless words on to social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.

    Typed has rich text controls and images and an adorable 1990s look and feel. Author xojoc writes that the main feature is the lack of features: ‘I wanted an online tool with which it was dead simple to share thoughts and ideas.’ Like it accepts Markdown. You can set an edit password for each post. An idea list is built in!

    Talk To Aliens In Real Time, inspired by the Arecibo message, places your anonymous postings within the fictional context of being sent into deep space to communicate with beings from other worlds.

    Binary Task is a minimal ‘associative matrix’ with user accounts and comment threads on your otherwise pleasingly rudimentary postings.

    Oh by is a ‘unversal shortener’ that turns ‘a long message into a short, recognizable code.’ Like, it puts your posting at a URL defined by an easily written-down code, but it also displays a security hash and has some useful options geared toward semi-private sharing or use as a memory aid.

    The encrypted page maker, by David Partson, is perhaps the most brutalist of the lot, but also a bit more complex and powerful, with lots of options on the posting form and the ability to use javascript and CSS. If and most of the items here are simplified oldschool Pastebins, this one’s kind of like an oldschool Codepen or JSFiddle.

    At Ephemeral P2P Hosting, your postings will self-destruct along quantum principles: your ‘page will live as long as someone, somewhere is viewing it. Once the last person closes their browser, the page will be gone.’ (more info)

    Greg Taff’s Rich Text Editor is a bit of an odd-man-out here as it isn’t a publishing platform at all, but rather a perfect implementation of rich text editing on the web. It makes me want to implement ‘’ next!

    The OG example for all these shenanigans might be, which disappeared at some point in the Web 2.0 era.

    I feel a sense of kinship with the people who made these; most of these sites are way more useful than, even if none of them have !hacker mode. (Some of them include trackers and such too.)

    The trick here is simple: offer the one feature you do want and impose none of the features you don’t. Instead, these sites feel like secrets hidden in plain sight—and they let you make more of them.

    That said, usage of has already trailed off somewhat. It offers a form of techno-hiraeth, a nostalgic sense of place carefully coded to alleviate present-day anguish but fundamentally unable to meet its true needs. If lots of people are to love indie-web participation, rather than simply be pleased it apparently still exists, more features are needed., though, should stay the publishing ‘toy’ that it is. Instead, I’ve been working on something fancier. It’ll be similarly uncompromising about being free of trackers and social network hooks and other third-party gunk, but will have identities and more fun stuff. And an exciting 16-color palette. (If you want to reward me handsomely for this or, you can donate to this patreon I just set up.)

    This could have easily become a rambling manifesto, or a kind of web dogme indie credibility-policing bullet list, but that stuff’s pointless. The point is simple: love and trust the indie web and don’t let it die.

  • Platform Cooperativism : Taking back the internet - Co-operative News

    Le mouvement des plateformes assoiciatives a été lancé il y deux ans. Depuis l’appel pour créer des alternatives aux plateformes de la mort les death-star platforms est entendu et discuté dans le monde entier.

    Platform Cooperativism is a rising and ambitious movement, but based on a simple co-operative principle: to put power back in the hands of the people.

    ‘Ownership of the internet’ may sound like a lofty aim, but taking control of the online tools we use is really just a 21st century equivalent of owning the shop we run, or the pub we go to. Can the internet be owned and governed differently? And if so, how?

    In November, over a thousand people convened for an event at the New School in New York to discuss how this could be achieved. Billed as a ‘coming-out party for the co-operative internet’, it attracted academics, co-operators, business leaders and those just curious about what was happening.

    Writer and reporter Nathan Schneider co-organised the conference, and is at the heart of the movement. “[The phrase] ‘Platform Cooperativism’ is a call-to-action coined by my colleague Trebor Scholz,” he said, “just long and mysterious enough, I think, to arouse curiosity and to give a name to what, actually, a lot of people have been longing for and even working on.”

    Platform Cooperativism : Nov 13-14, NYC

    Platform cooperativism is a way to put power back in the hands of the workers."
    – Kristy Milland (worker at Amazon Mechnical Turk) 


    The seeds are being planted for a new kind of online economy. For all the wonders the Internet brings us, it is dominated by an economics of monopoly, extraction, and surveillance. Ordinary users retain little control over their personal data, and the digital workplace is creeping into every corner of workers’ lives. Online platforms often exploit and exacerbate existing inequalities in society, even while promising to be the great equalizers. Could the Internet be owned and governed differently? What if Uber drivers could set up their own platform, or if cities could control their own version of Airbnb? Can Silicon Alley do things more democratically than Silicon Valley? What are the prospects for platform cooperativism?

    Taxi drivers need to take control back of Uber, says economist - Co-operative News

    A global economist has called for taxi drivers to unite against Uber and form a workers’ collective.

    Ann Pettifor, analyst of the global financial system and director of Prime Economics, said that workers should be in control of platforms such as Uber and Airbnb, especially since they own the working capital of the business.

    “This is an ideal opportunity for us to be arguing for more worker co-operatives,” said Ms Pettifor at the Co-operative Congress in Wakefield. “The really fascinating thing about Uber, about Airbnb and about these other sectors is that actually the capital of those businesses is owned by the workers.

    Why should Uber operate in this way? Why do taxi drivers not come together and form a collective?

    “So the drivers of the cars own the car, they have bought the car, they have invested in it, they maintain it, they invest in its maintenance, they insure it.”

    Ms Pettifor added: “They pay for all of that and then they pay something for the app. They are then allowed by Uber in California, in Silicon Valley, to retain some of their allowance but why on earth should Uber be such a company? Why should it operate in this way? Why do taxi drivers not come together and form a collective?”

    Congress 2016: Developing a national co-operative development strategy

    Death Star Platforms | Grassroots Economic Organizing

    Fighting Fire with Fire? Matthew Slater

    How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy - Shareable


  • EU Consultation on future #internet regulation - have your say! - EDRi

    The European Commission has launched a consultation on the role of “Internet platforms” – which it basically defines as pretty much any online services you can think of!

    The consultation is of crucial importance because it will help define the rules that govern how you use the Internet. It will be crucial for new rules on important issues such as online law enforcement, online privacy, open data and copyright.

    The right to hyperlink, the right to privacy, the right not to have your uploads deleted by YouTube or Facebook. These are just some of the issues at stake.

    It is your internet. These are your rights. This is your one chance.

    In order to make things easier, EDRi has created an “answering guide” – an online tool with the European (...)

    #europe #politique

  • Open winmail.dat attachments.
    Ce logicel se prête à l’utilsation dans des shell scrips.

    Extract the content of this pesky Outlook attachments called winmail.dat or ATT0001.dat with this online tool. No registration or email required.

    Ce Addon pour Thunderbird est beaucoup plus simple à utiliser :
    LookOut 1.2.13 by Aron Rubin

    #microsoft #mail #thunderbird #outlook #TENEF

  • Make your newsletter a fancy one by using this free web apps

    You don’t need to be a pro to create a fancy newsletter. Many free apps and online tools are available on the internet and all you need to know is where to find them without spending too much time searching. Check out these apps and pick one to give your newsletter that extra “something” you’ve been missing. Post Make your newsletter a fancy one by using this free web apps pojawił się poraz pierwszy w FreshMail.

  • Make your newsletter a fancy one by using this free web apps

    You don’t need to be a pro to create a fancy newsletter. Many free apps and online tools are available on the internet and all you need to know is where to find them without spending too much time searching. Check out these apps and pick one to give your newsletter that extra “something” you’ve been missing. Post Make your newsletter a fancy one by using this free web apps pojawił się poraz pierwszy w FreshMail.

  • The Group of Bloggers Unearthing MH17 Intel Quicker Than U.S. Spies

    Higgins, with the help of some of his Twitter followers, was able to pinpoint the location of a Buk launcher while it was being transported through Snizhne, a pro-Russian rebel-held town in Ukraine near the Russian border, based on a video circulating on YouTube.
    The next day, Aric Toler, a longtime follower of Higgins, identified the exact location of a photograph of the Buk launcher in Torez, another town in Eastern Ukraine, using only open source information like the name of a store shown in the picture, and other unrelated YouTube videos filmed in the area.

    Toler and Higgins were able to establish that the photograph was shot around 11:40 a.m. local time, using an online tool called Suncalc, which lets you calculate the position of the sun based of the time of day and location. That would prove that the launcher was in the area before the MH17 crash. (Higgins told Mashable that he checked the tool’s accuracy by taking pictures of his garden at different times of the day to see if the shadows matched the ones on the site.)

    Another crowdsourced analysis that Higgins assembled on Tuesday offers strong proof that a video published by the Ukrainian government shows the Buk launcher being moved from Ukraine to Russia through rebel-held towns. In the video, the launcher seems to be missing a missile.

    The Russian government rebuffed the video, claiming it had actually been filmed in the town of Krasnoarmeisk, which under the control of the Ukrainian military. However, thanks to other open source intelligence analysis, it turns out the town is not actually Krasnoarmeisk but the rebel-held Luhansk, just 30 miles from the Russian border.

    “The Russians lied,” Higgins wrote in his post on Bellingcat, his new website to promote the work of other investigative citizen journalists and to teach others about the tools they use. The site is currently raising money on Kickstarter.

    These findings certainly don’t prove that Russia was responsible for the downing of MH17, as Higgins himself admits, but rather provide strong evidence that pro-Russian rebels possess (or possessed, until very recently) a Buk missile launcher, and that it was close to the crash site before and after the plane was shot down.
    For Higgins, this work is simple intelligence-gathering, which can help those on the ground investigate further. After he and Toler established the location and time of the picture of the Buk in Torez, journalists traveled to the spot and found witnesses that confirmed the analysis, Higgins said.

    That would suggest Higgins and the dozen or so people who have helped him over the past few days know just as much as professional American spies.

    “[The Americans] clearly only rely on open source information, or mostly on open source, yet they are not releasing what they’re relying on," Higgins said. “It’s like they’re ashamed.”

  • 5 Online Tools For Activists, By Activists

    Why are social networks powerful tools for causes and campaigns? Many times, people begin to engage in activism only after they’ve been attracted by the fun stuff in a campaign — connecting with old friends and sharing photos, for example. When they witness others participating, they’ll be more likely to join the cause. With socializing as the primary draw, it’s become easier for organizers to attract more and more unlikely activists through social media.

    #sukey #crabgrass #pidder #activism #2.0