#introductions Show more
Here's a much-overdue introduction!
Since Jan 2014, I've also been pursuing a PhD in #scicomm, from UWE Bristol (remote, part-time -- a hell of a combination that I do not wish upon anyone).
I love learning (about) programming.
Rapid decay of the academic web Show more
2018 article w/20 citations: "The complete overview of our model can be found at [URL]"
Today: URL = 404, nothing in Wayback Machine, no trace found manually browsing web domain, research group's site, or first author's site
Off goes another email to the author...
The thing is, astronomy research has no inherent profit in it. The work astronomers do can (and often does) eventually have a strong impact on human technology and society but, at the time the scientists are still doing it? Not really.
Astronomy research is not done for profit and frequently involves collaborations which straight up ignore national borders and political matters, focusing on acquiring knowledge and sharing it freely.
Honestly, capitalists hate it.
Are we always going to assume everything important is measurable? It may be the case that it is actually the opposite, as Peter Drucker already said in his book "The effective executive", most important things cannot be measured.
I'm extremely uncomfortable with the implications that it's morally suspect taking EU money for research. Is it worse than corporate money? Should research all be self-funded and thereby limited to rich people? I'd assert that public money is the least suspect money.
Your taxes pay for your transport infrastructure, they pay for unis, they pay for research. Paying for this kind of stuff is why I don't mind paying taxes. Indeed, I wish I paid higher taxes for more social services.
I wish to gather a loose-knit writing collective of academics, tech-folks, & other professionals interested in the intersection of education & technology [particularly the use of open-source or decentralized techs]. Maybe focusing on a group blog where issues can be raised in detail, initiatives documented, & resources shared. No professional affiliations needed; just abiding interest. If this sounds interesting, holler at me.
Useful information for doctoral students Show more
I found a useful, handy guide geared towards steering doctoral students towards not graduating for as long as possible, and thought I'd translate it to a language actual people can actually read
enjoy. and, also, stay in school!
Music, youth Show more
I saw a group of young visitors (teenagers?) leave CERN and a few of them started singing Bohemian Rhapsody, and that makes me very happy.
#CERN comms., #Web30, something I wrote Show more
home.cern goes retro to commemorate 30 years of the Web!
"From 1 April onwards, the home page of CERN will take on a simpler persona that hearkens back to the early days of the Web"
#opendata, #CERN, article I wrote Show more
I wrote a piece on open-data practices in high-energy physics, published in the latest CERN Courier. It might interest some of you.
“Preserving the legacy of particle physics”: https://cerncourier.com/preserving-the-legacy-of-particle-physics/
#git Show more
Sorry, I should've added a link: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-on-the-Server-GitWeb
#git Show more
$ git instaweb
#Web30, joke, picture Show more
No big deal, just casually offering cookies to the inventor of browser cookies.
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