Did the classic «had a couple of days off, went somewhere to relax, and promptly got very sick» thing. *sigh*
Back at work now the fever is gone, but feeling more run down than I did before I went away...
On my way to Trondheim, where I’m about to give my first presentation at a «real» academic conference, the Festival of Learning, tomorrow. All about the experiential approach we use at the Norwegian Film School in training artists.
Took the train north, across one of the high mountain plateaus of Norway — where we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset, and I learned an iPhone takes really poor photos from a moving train (this was the only non-blurry one)...
May 1st. Was this really necessary?
Ok, so I’ve signed up for Reclaim Hosting, and a Domain of my own... Now what? 🤔
On Wednesday past, the sun reached out and caressed the moon. The stars kept a respectful distance.
I volunteer with a group called Virtually Connecting that organizes virtual conversations with people at conferences, to link them with people who can’t attend. We have a bunch of conferences in April, including one more session for Creative Commons Global Summit Sunday April 15 3:45pm eastern time (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). See here for that event and see website for other events coming up! https://virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2018/04/07/vconnecting-at-ccsummit-in-toronto/
I have a bunch of friends from Twitter joining Mastodon tonight so I made a quick guide to how the site works. Making it public so anyone can see/boost it if it's helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
General call out to folks. We're starting a History and Philosophy of Science reading group. We will read the first chapter of https://www.amazon.com/Exact-Thinking-Demented-Times-Foundations/dp/0465096956 and we will meet on https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?qm=1&lid=2147714,2078025,100&h=2147714&date=2018-3-10&sln=10-11 and we will meet in https://discord.gg/ERQUGp6
All who have done the reading are welcome, spread the call. No RSVP needed.
Playing with a dog is definitely one of the best antidotes to feeling worn down.
"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." -Leo Tolstoy
(not sure if he actually said this or if it's an urban legend- I just came across it, having written it down 6 years ago, and I still like it very much.)
Some Good news!
Ages ago I had a great day that I couldn't share then... My uni is going to be the first UK Affiliate Institution of the Grammy Museum. yay! That means cool music and archives, learning resources and lots of sparks of imagination and inspiration for my students. ...and the best bit is that I'm taking a few over there in a couple of weeks.
They've never been to California.
They have no idea, and I'm so excited.
LOVE the new feature that WARNS you that your hashtagged toot won't appear in the general search unless it is set to Public *before* you toot, so you can change it if desired.
THAT is the way informed consent should work!
...can you imagine if T&Cs actually pointed out the pitfalls/glitches for you??
I DO appreciate it here!
Thank you, @econproph, for pretty much nailing it. https://econproph.com/2018/01/02/a-new-year-auspicious-loneliness/