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Testing a cross-posting service from Mastodon to Twitter. Will this image come across, with an alt text description on Twitter as well?

Trying out an If This Then That applet to make Mastodon posts automatically go to my Twitter account, like @clintlalonde post here:

Let's see if this works...

I'm editing a series of open textbooks for Philosophy courses, and am learning a lot along the way. Here is a blog post about some things I've learned about accessibility and publishing open textbooks on the Pressbooks platform:

Dear internet, does anyone have interesting and practical readings on organizing hybrid (online-offline) conferences and academic events, under a framework of inclusion?

BC government is looking for feedback from the public on a new draft set of principles for digital change in the Government of BC. Nice to see open licenses included in the principles

Case studies in #OER sustainability initaitves at CUNY. Some fantastic resources including an OER sustainability self-assessment checklist for institutions

New call for proposal issued by BCcampus today for creation of OER materials for marketing programs. This is part of our Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) for business initiative

I totally love this piece on why everyone needs to start building personal websites again by @laura - eloquently captures all the values I’m chasing in my own scholarship and internet presence without being heavy handed.

Two tabbies! There is a baseboard heater under this window so this is a not-uncommon sight in the winter.

Seriously wondering about having daffodils budding on January 1 in British Columbia, Canada. Sure, we're in Vancouver which is not that cold but still. Unseasonably warm weather/climate change?

Hey folx. I'm writing a free book called Riot Medicine to help teach people first aid for protests, riots, and insurrections. Ⓐ 🏴 ⚕️

Some volunteers have already completed illustrations, but there's still many more that are needed before this can be distributed. If you're able to help out (even with just a single illustration!) get in touch.

You can find out more at

Examples of content (including illustrations) are provided below.

I haven’t done any work for three days in a row and I’m still loving it. I could get used to this.

Lots of puzzles with my family, Chess with my son, and long walks.

Earlier today I asked about accessibility of PDFs produced with LaTeX. Should just have done a web search of course. Here is one post that suggests making them fulfill accessibility requirements (in Europe) is challenging, and in the case of creating tagged PDFs, may require compiling to html & MathML:

Or does it depend on whether one has done accessible things like headers, accessible tables with header rows/columns, etc? I mean, does the underlying creation tool matter less than the structure of the PDF output?

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Glad my son, now 12 & ½, is old enough to play chess. I’m not great at it but he’s really into it and we are playing online as well as on a board. It’s making me practice & get better. Each age of childhood is bringing new and fun things!

I'm the series editor for a series of for Introduction to Philosophy courses, and we now have two books published (out of nine planned)!

Philosophy of Mind:


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