(temporary) illness Show more
Classes started up again yesterday and last night I woke up in the middle of the night with that yes-you're-getting-sick feeling. Sick day today. Coincidence it starts on the same day I go back to work?
It's almost 2019, which will bring the first new batch of US public domain works in over 20 years:
This "public domain day" used to happen every year until 1998, when 20 years was added to copyright terms for no real reason other than that large companies like Disney wanted it.
Copyright currently lasts 95 years in most countries, but until the late 1970s it was 56 years, or even shorter if copyright wasn't actively renewed.
holiday day: quiet at home Show more
Today was a holiday and I spent all day with just my partner and our son and it was so lovely. Took a nap, then went for a long family walk because it WASN’T RAINING and then we made pie and ate it and listened to an audio book together while I knitted. Serious bliss.
As we've had a nice surprise Xmas present with @pixelfed starting to federate today, here's a new section on switching.social which explains what PixelFed is in non-technical terms:
If you know someone who is thinking about dumping Instagram and looking for alternatives, try sending them this link 👍
Hey. I'd like to get a little fediverse support group doing for writing more in the next year.
It can be blogs, long posts on here, fiction, non-fiction, thesis, uni work, etc. etc.
But I want us to band together and support and motivate each other.
I'm suggesting #AmWriting (capitalized for screen readers) as it's an already established hashtag, which I don't think would suffer if it was used more.
Still, don't give unsolicited advice, obviously.
I tested all the major iOS apps for Mastodon and compared their accessibility support. You might find this useful if you're looking for an app that will help you be a good citizen on the Fediverse: https://firewally.net/post/mastodon-client-accessibility-comparison/ #iOS #Accessibility #A11y #MastodonApps
The Sunbeam City cooperative has set up a federated, long-form blogging instance (Plume) at...
You don't have to be a cooperative member or a user on our Mastodon instance to use it. At this point all that we would ask is that you keep your posts in line with our values: https://wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php?id=values_and_mission_statement
I am working over full time in a new admin post at my uni and now will be adding teaching a class on top of that starting in January and I NEED to not change my course very much from last year so I can survive but that is SO hard because I always have new ideas that I just *know* are going to be super amazing. ... But ... sleep is nice too.
Hello scholars! Do you want to be my writing partner?
I'm going to work through Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks https://www.amazon.ca/Writing-Your-Journal-Twelve-Weeks/dp/141295701X and it would be helpful (in fact it's recommended!) to have a writing partner working through the book at the same time.
it's written for people in the social sciences and humanities, but I'm doing ecology/evolution. Also, I'll take > 12 weeks.
(please boost if you have scientist/academic followers)
mysterious foot injury Show more
And I can’t walk on my foot w/o pain now. Walking on heel. Very weird. Doctors closed b/c holiday weekend.
mysterious foot injury Show more
I often go for long walks outside. Like, my shortest walk is an hour & longest is about 3.
Yesterday I did a 45 minute walk, then walked around a craft show indoors for nearly 2 hours, slowly, then walked 30 minutes outside. So far, so good.
Last night after having been home for a few hours, I walk up the stairs and suddenly realize it feels like I’m walking on a pebble. Decent swelling and pain in ball of foot. Now big bruise. Didn’t feel anything until then. What up?
We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.
You get paid to work
✅ from anywhere in the world
✅ on a world-changing project
✅ that's open source,
✅ stewarded by a small team
✅ that's led by a woman.
Help spreading the word is much appreciated:
BC (Canada) poli Show more
British Columbia folks: any favourite resources explaining differences, benefits, drawbacks of 3 proportional representation options on the ballot? I think i get them all; mostly looking for ways to evaluate upsides & downsides of each.
Call for proposals for OER19 in Ireland closes in a few weeks. Check out @catherinecronin’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/catherinecronin/status/1059905732865351681?s=09
I teach philosophy in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Open education, open pedagogy, open access, open data. *she/her*
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