I’ve been thinking a lot about memory lately. As I get older, I find more and more often my memory of events is at odds with those close to me who were at the same events. I have always had faith in my memory, but the past few years I find I am wrong as often as I am right.
It’s humbling, and not a little disturbing. How much of my worldview, my being is built on my memories? Quite a lot, I’d figure.
Anyway, no conclusions. Just some thoughts.
New version of Mastodon lets you add yourself, with the hashtags in your bio, to a directory of users. Nice to for example find other users in your country. But you have to go to your settings and opt in. https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/01/mastodon-2.7/
Sunset. December 28th, 2018.
Testing a pixelfed.social account: https://pixelfed.social/p/fgraver/28124
At then end of a long, frustrating, and tedious fall term (two years, really), something has changed. It's only a matter of degree, really — the institutional politics are still rather toxic and take waaay too much time. The daily chaos that can overwhelm our department hasn't lessened. And my workload is still too big.
But, suddenly this week, a creative project we've been fostering has taken centre stage and everything else is overshadowed by joy, energy, and optimism.
GDPR complaints have been filed against Google in the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Norway, Slovenia, and Sweden:
– complaints are based on findings in this report: https://fil.forbrukerradet.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/27-11-18-every-step-you-take.pdf
– "Location data can reveal a lot about people, including religious beliefs, political leanings, health conditions and sexual orientation"
When my daughter was little I expended some effort on finding alternatives for the curse words I used (only on occasion, of course!) in my daily speech. It became a bit of a game to replace many common expressions and expletives.
Now, 20 years later, I still sometimes catch myself exclaiming "goodness grapeshoes!" as an expression of surprise.
Dreading this week...
On monday is a the deadline for a major funding programme for Artistic Research, and we have 3 new staff (who report to me) starting.
Tuesday I have two 3.hr. committe meetings,
Wednesday I present to the Board of Directors.
Thursday is a strategic planning meeting for the Uni. and an all staff meeting at our dept.
Friday I fly off to spend a weekend with my mother and to co-host her 90th birthday.
I'm thinking my chances of participating in #el30 are slim to none...
For all my Mastodon friends, here's a first look at my plan and what I'm thinking of covering for my E-Learning 3.0 course. Short, but the result of a lot of thought. As I fill this out it will become the text of an opening E-Learning 3.0 article.
I've set the permissions so that anyone can edit the file. If you have thoughts, ideas, resources, etc., you are encouraged to contribute and edit. I want to make sure I get the tech right, and also its relation to learning.
A note to new users, we have this handy quick start guide if you're confused https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/08/mastodon-quick-start-guide/
We're really worried that this could affect services like ActivePub/Mastodon instances, opening them up to lawsuits or requiring expensive filters.
I’m not sure how it happened, but this has become the year of home renovation... In the spring we tore out and replaced the kitched. The past few days we’ve emptied and painted the living/dining room and are anticpating a carpenter arriving in the morning to rip up an replace the floor.
And somehow we’ve determined the front hall is next.
Quasi-academic working at Norway's national film school (they made me Vice Dean, the fools!), science fiction nut. Trying to make sense of the world.
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