If you're in Canada, the @CRTCeng@twitter.com and @CBC@twitter.com are STILL trying push for an insane internet tax and you should contact your MP to kill this nonsense off because what the hell is wrong with these people. https://act.openmedia.org/AxeTheInternetTax/
if you think "fake news," bots and all of the other online confusions of the past decade are best combatted with info lit curriculum, I hate to tell you, but you've bringing a pea shooter to gun fight https://twitter.com/i/moments/918978652418686976
We've become a global super-organism though we still harbour our tribal inclinations. What could possibly go wrong?
We're the Last Humans Left
on my 3rd cold call of the day. Maybe "lukewarm call" is a better term - I'm not selling anything, just reaching out to folks in my and adjacent sectors to discuss and learn. It can feel super uncomfortable to reach out to folks you don't know and ask for a meeting, but in my experience it bears unexpected fruit more than half the time.
I still think that wiki-driven google custom search for OER I prototyped in 2008 STILL kicks most of the other OER search engines' butts https://scottleslie.ca/edtechpost/wordpress/2008/06/20/google-coop-on-the-fly/ sure, it only returned maybe 75% of the resources - but for 1% of the cost/effort! Alas, it borked and I have no desire to resurrect, but I'll take 80/20 any day over perfection
Everybody does it: The messy truth about infiltrating computer supply chains https://theintercept.com/2019/01/24/computer-supply-chain-attacks/
One of the Principles of Co-operatives is "Support for other Cooperatives" and it was in this spirit that I did a call today with someone trying to start a new one. Every time I do a call like that it reminds me how well co-op's fit my values and who lucky I am to be working in one. Much less of a duck-out-of-water than I am apt to be in many other kinds of orgs (though don't get me wrong they still think I'm a weirdo)
yet another indicator of how intellectually out of step I am with well..everyone? I searched ALL library catalogues in BC (post sec and public) through our ILL and found pretty much a single copy of only 3 of the titles in this series https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/series/semiotexte-intervention-series Apparently not only will the revolution not be televised, we can't even read about it
Well that was hella fun. Had to hightail it back to Victoria first thing this morning for a full day strat planning session (which I mostly whispered through, having almost lost my voice singing last night) but huge smile on my face. Eternally grateful to the immensely talented musical friends who make space for this duffer. My cup runneth over
funny how time separates the wheat from the chaff. Tonight I gather with folks I met online and professionally 10+ years ago to make joyous music together. Yet I bet I can think of a dozen or so folks from that time who dropped us like hotcakes when we were no longer of "use." I'm not bitter (ok, a bit) but have learned that my gut instincts about those folks were pretty damn spot on. But I also probably need to be a little less naive. Anyways...to friends & to music, cheers
Just learned that Canada has produced offspring to our national shame, Nickleback. This monstrosity is named "Monster Truck" and yes, they are as bad as all that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdeo-i6uw5g
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If you are only hearing #UnistotenCamp now I encourage you to spend some with elements of this syllabus as a primer to better understand what is going on https://nycstandswithstandingrock.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/standingrocksyllabus7.pdf
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