My Twitter Digest for 02/21/2020

Live video streaming with open source Video.js | Opensource.com

Video.js is an open source JavaScript framework for creating custom HTML5 video players. Video.js is incredibly powerful, and it’s used by a host of very popular websites—largely due to its open nature and how easy it is to get up and running.

Source: Live video streaming with open source Video.js | Opensource.com

Over 150,000 Botanical Illustrations Enter the Public Domain

The free images, uploaded courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, include animal sketches, historical diagrams, botanical studies, and scientific research.

— Over 150,000 Botanical Illustrations Enter the Public Domain – https://hyperallergic.com/541381/over-150000-botanical-illustrations-enter-the-public-domain/

Some Javascript Tour Libraries

Here’s a list of JS tour libraries that are open source and currently maintained. Tour libraries provide a way for site designers to create guides that will show the features of a website via a walk through of pop-up dialog boxes. They’re really handy for complex sites.

howtogeek.com: How to Use the fold Command on Linux

howtogeek.com: How to Use the fold Command on Linux.
https://www.howtogeek.com/538778/how-to-use-the-fold-command-on-linux/

Spot API is an issue spotter making use of NSMIv2 and built upon Learned Hands data

Spot is an NSMIv2 entity/issue spotter built by Suffolk University’s Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Lab. Spot builds upon data from the Learned Hands online game, a partnership between the LIT Lab and Stanford’s Legal Design Lab. Learned Hands aims to crowdsource the labeling of laypeople’s legal questions for the training of machine learning (ML) classifiers/issue spotters.

Source: Spot API Performance

In a nut shell you send a legal question and it returns a set of NSMIv2 tags. One could then use the those tags to link to resources that are using NSMI to tag/classify data. One catch here is that it is not clear how many public websites are using NSMI to tag content.

Overview of creating an Online Course with WordPress and LMS Plugins

Creating online courses in WordPress is easier than ever with the help of some amazing LMS (Learning Management Systems) plugins. It’s a great business model, considering the low startup costs, profits, ability to share your knowledge, and flexibility. What’s that? I think I hear the school bell ringing. So, let’s get to it… Here’s a bit of what I’ll be going over: Why even launch an online course using WordPress? Do you need an LMS plugin? 3rd party sites (and why they’re probably not best) Creating online courses in WordPress

Source: How to Create an Online Course with WordPress and LMS Plugins :: wpmudev

Good overview of the pros and cons of building a course using WordPress and some third party plugins. Key thing to remember is that you’re still responsible for all the content, WP + plugins just give you a framework to offer the course in.

Early Cycle Law School Numbers Applicant and Application Volume

Early Cycle Law School Numbers Applicant and Application Volume https://blog.spiveyconsulting.com/early-cycle-applicant-and-application-volume/

Fourth Cohort of Startups Named for LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator

Fourth Cohort of Startups Named for LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2019/09/fourth-cohort-of-startups-named-for-lexisnexis-legal-tech-accelerator.html