Government of Macao: DSEC launches Population Statistics Database

Government of Macao: DSEC launches Population Statistics Database. This URL has Chinese characters in it, so depending on your browser you might have a little trouble with it. The page itself is in English. “The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced the launch of the Population Statistics Database, which aims to provide data users with easy and efficient access to population statistics of Macao. The Database covers four areas of statistics, namely total population, local population, households and housing. It supports sorting and filtering of data which enable users to search for population data by different demographic or housing characteristics, such as gender, age group, nationality, education attainment, parish and statistical district. Users can also create and download customised statistical tables and charts.”

The Syncopated Times: Tom Lord’s Online Jazz Discography

The Syncopated Times: Tom Lord’s Online Jazz Discography. “TJD Online … is available for $9.99 a month. It fully documents jazz from 1917 to the present time, and also includes ragtime and related sessions that date back to the 1890s. It is easy to use and one can quickly get a chronological listing not only of all of the sessions that a particular musician led but every date that he or she appeared on. If you ever wanted all 1,231 sessions that bassist Milt Hinton was on (dating from 1930-99), you can pull it up within moments. It is also easy to get a chronological listing of every version of a particular song including 2,385 versions of “Body And Soul” and “just” 2,126 of “St. Louis Blues.” There are over a million musician and tune entries with information on 35,000 leaders and 182,000 sessions.”

Society for American Baseball Research: SABR member Bob Tholkes provides massive update to Protoball early baseball games database

Society for American Baseball Research: SABR member Bob Tholkes provides massive update to Protoball early baseball games database. “SABR member Bob Tholkes has provided to Protoball.org his impressive new database, the ‘Registry of Interclub Matches’ (RIM), which comprises more than 5,000 interclub baseball matches from 1845-1865. This represents a major addition to Protoball’s pre-professional database, which began with Craig Waff’s contribution of about 2,300 of the earliest modern games and increased with the SABR Origins Committee’s ‘Spread of Base Ball’ project, many of which were unearthed by Bruce Allardice, and Peter Morris’ fine tomes on Base Ball Pioneers and Base Ball Founders.”

Mozilla Blog: Let’s be Transparent

Mozilla Blog: Let’s be Transparent . “Two years ago, we released the Firefox Hardware Report to share with the public the state of desktop hardware. Whether you’re a web developer deciding what hardware settings to test against or someone just interested in CPUs and GPUs, we wanted to provide a public resource to show exactly what technologies are running in the wild. This year, we’re continuing the tradition by releasing the Firefox Public Data Report. ”

b2o: Michelle Moravec — The Endless Night of Wikipedia’s Notable Woman Problem

b2o: Michelle Moravec — The Endless Night of Wikipedia’s Notable Woman Problem. “The challenge, if we wish to write women back into history via Wikipedia, is to figure out how to shift the frame of reference so that our stars can shine, since the problem of who precisely is ‘worthy of commemoration’ so often seems to exclude women. This essay takes on one of the ‘tests’ used to determine whether content is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia, notability, to explore how the purportedly neutral concept works against efforts to create entries about female historical figures.”

Hyperallergic: A New Online Project Rethinks How We Learn About Artists and Archive Their Life and Work

New-to-me, from Hyperallergic: A New Online Project Rethinks How We Learn About Artists and Archive Their Life and Work. “In 2015, [Glenn] Wharton joined his colleague Deena Engel at New York University to establish the Artist Archives Initiative, a forum to promote the research and dissemination of knowledge about the display and care of contemporary art. The initiative is also strategic, responding to the art world’s growing need for a thorough network of documents and research to aid future exhibitions and the reengagement of interest in previously forgotten artists.”

The Guardian: Academic writes 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to get female scientists noticed

The Guardian: Academic writes 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to get female scientists noticed. “Jess Wade is a scientist on a mission. She wants every woman who has achieved something impressive in science to get the prominence and recognition they deserve – starting with a Wikipedia entry. ‘I’ve done about 270 in the past year,’ says Wade, a postdoctoral researcher in the field of plastic electronics at Imperial College London’s Blackett Laboratory. ‘I had a target for doing one a day, but sometimes I get too excited and do three.'”