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A very interesting set of DRM-free books in the HumbleBundle "Get out the Vote" set: humblebundle.com/books/get-the

How much pain does a bone spur have to cause before it's time to operate on it? Asking for myself. Ow.

So I’m on a panel this afternoon for OA Week. One other woman, two men. Both I and the other women are wearing nice dresses and jewelry. Both men are in grungies — sweats and jeans/cargo pants.

I’m just saying.

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RT @DanielleWenner@twitter.com: More evidence that student evaluations measure everything except what they're supposed to: giving students cookies significantly impacts student evals onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10

Is it weird to be proud of a former boss? Because I am. The Mason OER Metafinder kicks a helluva lot of azz. Good job, Wally.

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(it's a multi-author piece so I really mustn't embarrass the other authors)

when your mental self-talk as you work on a piece for publication goes something like

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Reminder: It's OK to lie on the Internet.

It's the most basic form of digital self defence, whether you're interacting with corporations or social media.

Data harvesters may want to know everything about us, but we're under no moral obligation to make it easy for them.

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“Y’all” is a superior plural pronoun. “Ain’t” is a perfectly good contraction. “Reckon” is a fantastic verb for describing when you are of an opinion. “Yonder” is the only word to describe that way over there.

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‘Surveillance capitalism has led us into a dystopia’

bbc.com/ideas/videos/surveilla

The BBC will be releasing this short BBC Ideas piece tomorrow morning but you get a sneak peek because you’re on the fediverse ;)

PS. Note to self: learn to stare less intensely at the camera and blink more.

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Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

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Here’s my keynote from today’s Pennsylvania Library Association conference. It focuses on the intersection between libraries, technology, and the public good. robinderosa.net/my-blog/

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If programming feels like a thing you have literally ever done, you can call yourself a programmer. Also you have at least one more level to master, because literally all programmers do. This is a trade marked by constant learning.

If you feel like you do not have anything else to learn--then you're in trouble.

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Websites doing their best to hide the "log in" option and only showing the "sign up" option prominently is such a weird and bad UX development
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faculty member: so we are thinking about making a journal, what are the steps.
me: well, it's really very simple, *drops ream of paper, emails 35 links*

I have joined the 21st century by adding a navigation app to my phone... but I'm still printing out directions because get offa mah lawn.

Doing a font check for Thursday’s presentation on my home/travel machine.

Swears have been uttered.

But I think all needed fonts have been installed now.

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