Also pipenv and pip aren't playing very well together recently (https://github.com/pypa/pipenv/issues/2924 has a solution thankfully).
All in all, virtual environments have been giving me some headaches. But still better than the alternative.
Opened https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T208681 accordingly
Just tried it on Linux. Fails there too. I guess I get to open a Phabricator ticket.
For all one of you following along, this *should* (and back in July used to) work:
git clone https://github.com/wmde/wikibase-docker.git
cp docker-compose-build.yml docker-compose.yml
but fails for me with "Service 'wdqs-frontend' failed to build" due to an error in the alpinelinux build script
For that matter I'm taking it on faith that Docker will work on Mac like it does on Linux, because I don't have the scratch to have a Mac lying around just to test these things out.
Which means inevitably people will run into problems on their Macs in the workshop and I'll be clueless as to how to help them.
Currently trying to build the Wikibase Docker images on Windows, because I want to help those who aren't Linux or Mac users do cool things.
It worked for me on Linux back in July. It's not working on Windows now. I guess my next step is to try building it on Linux again. Could be the change of OS, or could be changes to the components these images depend on.
Textbook anachronism Show more
The 2013 edition of Pickard's "Research Methods in Information" on computer-mediated interviews:
"Synchronous or ‘real-time’ interviewing involves the use of internet relay chat (IRC) software which facilitates a ‘live’ chat area allowing real-time conversations between two (or more) people. [...] the questions and responses are typed rather than spoken."
Nothing about video chat in 2013? I sense a chapter that didn't get updated from the 2007 edition. And even then...
You too can resize images in Google Play Books!
Just pop open Dev Tools in your browser, and navigate through html body iframe html body div div div table tbody tr td div div table tbody tr td div div div div div div div img
Then you can pop open the URL for the img in a new tab and hit CTRL+ to expand it so you can actually read the text in the table, or whatever.
No, Play Books does not let you right-click and Inspect Element. Or resize the content.
My carefully crafted academic prose was critiqued vigorously today in our seminar. I was prepared for it, but still a bit defensive.
I've unlearned everything I had learned about simplicity and clarity as a technical writer, and I need to relearn those lessons.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to benefit from criticism in a safe space. It can be hard on the ego, but it's so valuable.
G+ Show more
Reminder that saying "nobody used G+" is rather hurtful to the folks who did and are now being displaced.
There are people who are mourning. People who are feeling the feelings of grief and sadness. Communities being torn apart.
No matter how true you may believe it is, no matter how much G+'s closure makes you giddy, I'd ask you for some kindness and understanding.
Long story short: most of what has been published (78%) since 2012 falls into editorial/opinion/letter with very little empirical research. And it includes a nice discussion about "predatory" vs low-quality, acknowledging the complexity of the matter.
Versus our library, which just sent out a communication stating (with no nuance or invitation to discuss with a librarian) that Cabell's Directory is how you can "verify the bona fides" of whether a given journal is good or bad. <facepalm>
Mmm, nice recent scoping review on predatory publishing:
Cobey, K. D., Lalu, M. M., Skidmore, B., Ahmadzai, N., Grudniewicz, A., & Moher, D. (2018). What is a predatory journal? A scoping review. F1000Research, 7. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.15256.2
Kavanaugh / Devil's Triangle / Wikipedia edit monitoring Show more
Huzzah for the congress-edits Wikipedia editmonitoring bot: https://slate.com/technology/2018/09/kavanaugh-wikipedia-devils-triangle.html
Hey @edsu is action research (or some variation thereof) a main method for you?
From the outside it certainly seems like it...
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